Best Places to Picnic in Pennsylvania
Swedes and Dutch were the first European settlers, William Penn, a
Quaker, named Pennsylvania in honor of his father by combining the
name Penn and the Latin term
sylvania, which translates as "woodlands," to come up with
Known as the "Keystone State," Pennsylvania is
one of the original 13 colonies (it entered the Union in 1787).
Today, two major cities dominate the
state--Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall,
and a thriving metropolitan area, and Pittsburgh, a busy inland
The Amish, a group of people who live without the
use of modern technology, live in the countryside of Pennsylvania.
The capital is Harrisburg and the state bird is
the ruffed grouse.
Pennsylvania State Park Sites
list of 46 parks.)
National Park Sites
City, County, & Town Sites
City and Town Parks
National Forest Service