Rickett's Glen State Park

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Rickett's Glen State Park May 13, 2011
Prior to visiting Rickett's Glen State Park, I had no idea there was this much natural beauty in the state of Pennsylvania. Originally opened in 1913 as a for-profit nature reserve, following the death of its owner R. Bruce Ricketts in 1918 the 12,000 acre park was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Although preliminarily approved for national park status in 1935, subsequent Depression-era funding difficulties and the eventual outbreak of World War II derailed what would have been Pennsylvania's only national park.

Today Rickett's Glen is arguably the most scenic of Pennsylvania's state parks, and the Falls Trail is consistently listed as one of the most rewarding and beautiful day hikes in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Covering anywhere from 4.5 to 8 miles (depending on route taken), the Falls Trail passes 24 waterfalls ranging in height from 12 to 94 feet. Bring a sturdy pair of hiking boots, plenty of water and a camera!
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