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Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

Tioga State Forest, PA
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Ranked #44 of 1,526 Attractions in Pennsylvania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Camping/rv, Fishing, Group tours/day tour, Driving, Biking, Canoeing, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: This canyon runs for approximately 47 miles and is 1,450 feet at its maximum depth.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved the views, plane rides, and bicycle trails. Great area for winter snowmobile travel. They have great trails and there a little ski resort in the area (Denton) to ski. I recommend this area for winter boredom!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to Colton Point State Park on the west rim first and the views are great but to see most of them you need to hike. So if you are into a little hiking this side works. It is very pretty. There are also nice shaded picnic areas so that works for families in order to save money. Now... More

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Scale of the canyon was a tad underwhelming. The park is immaculate. The trail to the valley floor is awesome. There are waterfalls along the trail and it drops 800 feet. The clime up is the really fun part. I was completely drenched in sweat by the time I reached the top again.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not really canyon, it's a gorge but filled with beauty and wildlife. Great biking trail created from the train bed at the bottom. Bikes can be rented and trips of varying length with shuttle service back are available. Trail is 60 miles long. Hikers can climb both sides or indulge in numerous other trails of varying lengths.

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Alfred Station, New York
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Many years ago we use to go Whitewater Canoeing with a service that is no longer in business. Since we are familiar with the river, it is a bit easier for us to know where to put in and where to pull out. There are many public launches to start your whitewater trip. The very best way to locate these... More

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Port Chester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did the West Rim overlook, and biked the Pine Creek Trail. Kids loved it (ages 9, 12 & 14). Bike trail is very flat - very easy to travel with kids (got little to no complaining).

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What an incredible view and experience! We saw the "Canyon" from the observation overlooks at Leonard Harrison State Park. It was gorgeous and relaxing. To top it off, hawks and turkey vultures kept soaring all around us - above, below, at eye level. You could almost reach out and touch them. Well worth your time if you anywhere near the... More

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greensburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's such a pleasure to enjoy scenery in the State I live in. This place by far is the best I've visited to date. The view is breathtaking. The spot we went to is off of 44. We got lost at first, had to ask for directions. We were warned that the 6 mile strecth in was gravel road (which... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very nice spot to take a few minutes at. There were trails to hike but we did not have the time. Got a nice view from the East Rim. Only complaint - the "smoker signs/ash trays" all along the viewing area. Without the bikers smoking all over the place - it would have been a five star... More

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Croydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

You definitely need a few days to explore this magnificent wonder! I recommend the helcopter ride! Amazing..the ONLY way to truly see it! BUT make sure you know EXACTLY which side of the Canyon and which airport youre going to! We ended up at the West side and we needed to be on the South! 4 hours out of our... More

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