Aug 15, 201201:11 PMTravel
The Best of the World Brought to You Courtesy of Jill Gleeson and Jason Holland
Oh, what a beautiful morning…
afternoon… and evening… in Tioga County.
Yes, the 1,137 square-mile parcel of land perched along the Pennsylvania-New York border that’s home to some of the gems of the state has been awaiting your arrival.
Haven’t headed north lately?
It’s time to change all that and see what you’ve been missing when it comes to this picturesque region that you might not have realized has tons to offer individuals, families and even corporate groups.
For instance, did you know…
• Tioga County houses three distinctive state parks: Hills Creek State Park, Colton Point State Park and Leonard Harrison State Park. The first park, Hills Creek, is home to a 137-acre lake, ideal for swimming, fishing and boating. The latter two parks, Colton Point and Leonard Harrison, are part of the glorious Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, a treasure for those seeking a respite from the bustle of everyday life.
• The Pine Creek Rail Trail offers more than 62 miles of paths for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Wildlife and natural formations greet the traveler at every turn as the Rail Trail winds and weaves through scenic hills and valleys, including the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon gorge.
• While day trips to Tioga County are certainly encouraged, overnight stays at one of the county’s dozens of bed & breakfasts are highly recommended. Each bed & breakfast has its own unique ambiance, from working farms to quaint city residences, and all offer specials throughout the year for those hungry for relaxation.
• There are a variety of camping hotspots dotted throughout the Tioga County countryside. Perfectly suited for families, the amenities run from rustically charming to modernly convenient.
• Numerous properties throughout the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From private homes to public places of worship, they offer incredible insights into the masterful architecture, living conditions and economic realities of bygone eras.
• The cities of Wellsboro and Mansfield – only 20 minutes apart – boast thriving downtowns, perfect for gift shopping and browsing between sightseeing adventures.
And don’t forget to stop by Tioga County’s eateries for a small bite or a five star meal.
Whether you are planning a nearby “staycation”, or you’re just looking for someplace new to explore over a lazy weekend, Tioga County is ready to welcome you.
For additional information, please contact the Tioga County Visitors Bureau (www.VisitTiogaPA.com) to receive a copy of their stunning 36-page brochure.