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Allegheny National Forest
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Appalachian Trail
Delaware National Scenic River
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Independence National Historical Park
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Steamtown National Historic Site
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Valley Forge National Historic Park

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Allegheny National Forest
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Allegheny National Forest
Description - Pennsylvania is rich in National Park Service historical sites, battlefields, monuments, memorials, rivers and trails. Each is distinctly significant deserving protection and maintenance. The Commonwealth is also home to The Allegheny National Forest which is a grand forest land managed by the National Forest Service. Thousands of acres are maintained and protected for the timber while offering a wilderness vacation destination for a variety of ages, abilities and tastes.

Attractions - The National Park Service boasts of having over 16 designated historical sites, battlefields, monuments, memorials, rivers and trails within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each is significant within itself deserving the protection and maintenance from the Park Service. The National Forest Service maintains and manages one of America's finest hardwood producing territories, the Allegheny National Forest, located in the northwestern region of the state.

Recreation - U.S. Forest Service in Pennsylvania offers an opportunity for hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, boating, mountain biking, ATV riding, group camping and environmental education. The National Park Service manages six National Historic Sites, two National Scenic Trails, several National Memorials and Parks and several National Recreation Areas. Hiking, viewing historical attractions, picnicking and more are enjoyed at these locations.

Climate - Pennsylvania has four distinct seasons and recreationists can find good in each one. Summer is usually hot and humid often extending from late May into September. Expect temperatures in the southeastern part of the state to reach 90 degrees F frequently. Temperatures in the Northern and western areas of the state are slightly cooler. Summer lows usually don't dip below 60 degrees F.

Winter temperatures average between 25 degrees and 45 degrees F in southeastern Pennsylvania. The west and mountains receive colder temperatures that average between -10 degrees and 35 degrees F. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit the state as temperatures are mild with little humidity. Spring brings a variety of wildflowers and shrubs into bloom and fall color displays of deciduous trees draw many to the forests of the state.

Location - Pennsylvania offers National Sites throughout the entire state. Gettysburg lies within the southeastern area of the state while the Allegheny National Forest rests in the northwest corner. The Delaware National Scenic River serves as an eastern border while the Appalachian National Scenic Trail bisects the state. Rich in history, culture and beautiful forests, Pennsylvania has national lands across the breadth of the Commonwealth.

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Allegheny National Forest, P.O. Box 847, 222 Liberty Street , Warren, PA, 16365, Phone: 814-723-5150, Fax: 814-726-1465, TTY: 814-726-2710
, at r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

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Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania is a large state by eastern standards with approximately 4.5 million acres of public land. The state maintains 116 state parks of natural, historical and cultural interest. Within the last few years, a major initiative to turn abandoned railways into trails has resulted in 84 multi-use trails.


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