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Pennsylvania Holiday and Vacation Rentals for Rent By Owner

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Pennsylvania Holiday and Vacation Travel Information

Description and Travel Information

Pennsylvania's most prominent natural feature is the Appalachian Mountain Range that rises in the center of the state. Several major rivers flow through the state including the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, in the east; the Susquehanna, centrally located; and the Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers in the west. The major cities of Pennsylvania, including the capitol city of Harrisburg, lie along these waterways. All of these areas have holiday and vacation rentals by owner.

The southeastern corner of Pennsylvania supports much of the population and some of the oldest communities in the state. The largest city within this region is Philadelphia. This city harbors Independence National Park and a plethora of historical and cultural institutions. Also rich in history are West Chester, Lancaster, Doylestown and Hershey.

Coal mining and tourism characterize the northeastern region of the state. The largest community in the region is Scranton, which developed around the mining industry. Over the past century, the gentle Pocono Mountains have become a haven for skiers and honeymooners from New York and New Jersey. Outdoor opportunities abound at nearby Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Hickory Run State Park and Tobyhanna State Park.

West of Scranton the state remains mountainous, but significantly less populated. This region is the place to experience the slow pace of Pennsylvania. Thousands of visitors descent on this region each fall to view the brilliant display of fall colors.

The northwestern corner of the state contains the Allegheny National Forest the largest natural area in the state. North of the forest on the New York border is Allegheny Reservoir a haven for anglers and boaters. Erie is the largest community in this region and it lies on the southern shore of Lake Erie. The lake provides access to a variety of water-oriented activities.

Southwestern Pennsylvania harbors the other large city within the state, Pittsburgh. This city is known for its significant role in the steel making industry of the early twentieth century. Outdoor recreation abounds in this region offering some of the East Coasts best whitewater boating with yearly competition drawing thousands to the campgrounds, hiking trails and even to the new Rails-to-Trails system that have resulted in 84 multi-use trails.

Attractions

Pennsylvania's most prominent natural feature is the Appalachian Mountain Range that rises in the center of the state. Several major rivers flow through the state including the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, in the east; the Susquehanna, centrally located; and the Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers in the west. The major cities of Pennsylvania lie along these waterways, because they were once heavily used for transportation.

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and it lies in the south central region of the state. The Susquehanna River flows through the city and often causes havoc during flood stages. Outside of this small city are rolling hills and farming communities. Gettysburg National Military Park and several state parks lie within two hours of the capital.

The southeastern corner of Pennsylvania supports much of the population and some of the oldest communities in the state. The largest city within this region is Philadelphia. This city harbors Independence National Park and a plethora of historical and cultural institutions. Also rich in history are West Chester, Lancaster, Doylestown and Hershey. Each of these communities provides an interesting look into past and present Pennsylvania culture. Small state parks dot the landscape in this thickly settled region.

The northeastern region of the state is characterized by coal mining and tourism. The largest community in the region is Scranton, which developed around the mining industry. The landscape includes gentle mountains and rolling hills. The Pocono Mountains have been a haven for skiers and honeymooners from New York and New Jersey for decades. This region contains many green areas including: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Hickory Run State Park and Tobyhanna State Park.

West of Scranton the state remains mountainous, but significantly less populated. This region is the place to experience the slow pace of Pennsylvania. During the summer months the diverse deciduous forest displays a thousand shades of green. The fall colors are remarkable and draw many visitors to the area.

The northwestern corner of the state contains the Allegheny National Forest the largest natural area in the state. North of the forest on the New York border is Allegheny Reservoir a haven for anglers and boaters. Erie is the largest community in this region and it lies on the southern shore of Lake Erie. The lake provides access to a variety of water-oriented activities.

Southwestern Pennsylvania harbors the other large city within the state, Pittsburgh. This city is known for its significant role in the steel making industry of the early twentieth century. Today the city is a cultural center for the region supporting many museums and historical sites. Natural areas surround the city with state parks to the north, south, east and west.

Recreation

Recreation in this state is centered around state administered parks, forests and game lands. Small natural areas dot the landscape and provide facilities for hiking, camping, biking, fishing and picnicking. Within the last few years, a major initiative to turn abandoned railways into trails have resulted in 84 multi-use trails.

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 lies in the northeastern United States. Philadelphia is located in eastern Pennsylvania and Pittsburg is located in the western part of the state.

Allegheny National Forest Area- The Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania is a remote area of the state characterized by wilderness surroundings. This region offers the best opportunities for viewing elk and black bear.

Hershey / Dutch Country Area- History and natural delights intermingle with the hand-plowed farm fields of the Amish and the scent of the Hershey Chocolate Factory.

Lake Erie Area- The Lake Erie Area is located in Pennsylvania's northwest corner offering a great playground of beautiful beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cultural, historical and natural wonders of this beautiful area attract thousands of visitors to the outdoors each year.

Laurel Highlands / Southern Alleghenies Area- This area's mountains, valleys, rivers, meadows and woodlands make it irresistible for relaxation and recreation. It also has Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, Country-Side, Lehigh Valley Area- The Philadelphia area is historically rich and diverse in natural resources. This beautiful area beacons as a vacation destination.

Pittsburgh Area- Pittsburgh is one of the greatest steel-making centers of the world. The area is host to the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers creating the Ohio River.

Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains Area- The Pocono Mountains abound in natural wonders. The Glens Natural Area has 22 named waterfalls in a scenic gorge with old growth timber. You can also try whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

Valleys of the Susquehanna Area- The beautiful Susquehanna River winds through fertile valleys surrounded by forest covered ridges. Anglers can explore the world-class smallmouth bass fishing in the river or Penns Creek which is known as one of the best trout streams in America.

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. Great places to rent vacation rentals from property owners.

Attractions - 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.

Location - Pennsylvania is comprised of eight travel regions.