Counties of Pennsylvania
Regions of Pennsylvania
Located in the Amish country of Pennsylvania, this region boasts of many delicious foods, fun and entertainment. You can go on a carriage ride or roller coaster ride, explore nature trails or the shopping districts and always have your fill of good homemade Pennsylvania Dutch food.
The beautiful hills of the Appalachian Mountains are a showcase of wonder. There is camping, hiking, biking, rafting, canoeing, fishing and rock climbing for the outdoor enthusiast. For everyone else there are many Bed & Breakfast stops and places to eat of all varieties. Antique hunters will not be disappointed in the amount of shops big and small throughout the region.
The countryside is green and gently rolling but the attractions are fun and diverse. Stop in a casino or take in a minor league baseball game, visit an amusement park or go outlet shopping.
Pittsburgh is perhaps best known historically for its steel production but since the Pittsburgh Renaissance of the 1980’s this city has transformed and taken on a new identity. It now boasts as a major tech center, medical community and even a traveler destination for those who call themselves “foodies”. Explore the many shopping districts, ethnic diversified neighborhoods and restaurants both casual and formal.
One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution. After the war, Pennsylvania became the second state, after Delaware, to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In the American Civil War (1861-1865), Pennsylvania was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg,in whichUnion General George Meade defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee, bringing an end to the Confederacy’s Northern invasion, as well as Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. Tourists are drawn to Pennsylvania by its monuments to America’s revolutionary history, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Famous Pennsylvanians include patriot and inventor Benjamin Franklin, frontiersman Daniel Boone, painter Mary Cassatt,inventor Robert Fulton.