Monday, August 4, 2014

A Funicular Good Time in Pennyslvania

As someone who loves to explore the mid-Atlantic region, I am most familiar with places of interest in my home state, Maryland.   While I have visited some amazing places in Pennsylvania, our neighbor to the north, I am not as familiar with the beautiful Keystone state as I would like to be.

Ohiopyle Falls
I have visited the Brandywine Art Museum and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.  Years ago, I visited amazing places such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. I enjoyed that trip so much that I plan to do it again in the near future. But I have compiled a lengthy list of other interesting places in Pennsylvania I have yet to see.  

Prior to the closing of a writing site called Squidoo, I read a wonderful travel article by a writer named leahjsong.  Because of her article there, I have added another destination to my list.   

There is a thing in Johnstown, PA that is worth visiting. Johnstown is home to the "World's Steepest Vehicular Inclined Plane".  The funicular was built long ago as small town's response to disaster and plans to not allow history to repeat itself.  The result is an interesting historical place to visit.

Pennsylvania is a wonderful place to wander. The Laurel Highlands are the western ridges of the Appalachian Mountains – east of Pittsburgh - and so far is my favorite area.  It is lush and mountainous terrain with rapid rivers in the valleys and breathtaking scenery all around. I am anxious to return.  Come to think of it, Johnstown is not too terribly far from the Ohiopyle State Park area.  I do believe this would be a wonderful long weekend trip.

Image Credit: Image CC by 2.0 By Kathy from just livin' in a small town in SW PA, USA via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. We love to travel. You always offer such wonderful suggestions for exciting and fun places to visit. It is clear from reading your posts that I would love all of the Mid-Atlantic states.

    1. Mouse, it's a great place to visit for sure. And I will never be able to even scratch the surface of all the sights to see.

  2. I had not heard of the Johnstown Funicular before this and is something I'm sorry I missed when I lived in Pennsylvania.

    1. Ruth, it definitely seems like something we would hear more about. It is something I'd really like to see.

  3. I did have the chance to visit Ohiopyle State Park with my sister in Pittsburgh. It is definitely worth the trip!

    1. Susan, I agree completely about Ohiopyle. We basically did a drive through and about an hour of sitting riverside. It is worth the trip alone!


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