Description - Pennsylvania is divided into eight travel regions. These regions include Lake Erie, Pittsburgh, Allegheny National Forest, Laurel Highlands / Southern Alleghenies, Valleys of the Susquehanna, Hershey / Dutch Country, Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains and the Philadelphia and its countryside / Lehigh Valley.
- Experience the diverse state of Pennsylvania. Routed in American industrial history, the state offers unsurpassed educational and recreational opportunities in all eight travel regions.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will please the outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Miles of multi-use trails are available for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Pennsylvania offers so much to so many including both cold and warm water fishing opportunities, mountain views, historical monuments and battlefields, large game hunting, paddling placid lakes and much more. The Commonwealth is a treasure of outdoor opportunity for all tastes, ages and abilities and usually within a few minutes drive of your location.
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.
Pennsylvania is comprised of eight travel regions.