Pine Creek Valley is a wonderful scenic destination in Pennsylvania that everyone should visit. Pine Creek Valley itself begins near Ansonia where you will find the Pine Creek Gorge also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The Canyon can be up to 1000 feet deep in some places. There are also many wonderful small towns…

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By David Ira Kagan It’s a beautiful, native, white-flowered perennial herb. But it’s a poisonous plant (some consider it a weed) that can even kill. In fact, it’s notorious as the plant responsible for the death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abe Lincoln’s mother! It’s the white snakeroot-also known as richweed, white sanicle, ageratina altissima, or…

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By David Kagan The newest section of northcentral Pennsylvania’s rail-trail is now open to bicycling and hiking enthusiasts! Just under eight miles long, it lies in Tioga County and stretches between Route 6 at Ansonia and Route 287 just three miles above Wellsboro, passing through very scenic wetlands, farm fields and a small village. Marsh…

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By David Kagan Little Pine State Park, in western Lycoming County along Little Pine Creek four miles northeast of Waterville up Pennsylvania Route 4001, is a summertime wonderland. Covering 2158 acres in Tiadaghton State Forest, the park offers a variety of activities to its visitors—picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Trails along the shore…

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