Tour the Allegheny National Forest of northwestern PA to enjoy the lush green forests of summer and the brilliantly vivid colors of the area’s Fall foliage. This 3-day, 2-night itinerary will keep your interest peaked while taking you through the heart of the Allegheny National Forest region.
Use your cell phone to enjoy a fascinating audio tour of America’s historic waterway and historic features in our communities. Learn how this area influenced the westward expansion of the Country and in the Industrial Revolution.
Scenic Wonders & Scenic Beauty
Relax and renew your soul with a road trip into the Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania.
Road Trip in the Allegheny National Forest
Check into your lodging in Bradford, PA, which will become your lodging hub while touring the region.
DAY 1: Begin with the “must see” attraction the Kinzua Sky Walk, located at the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt. Jewett. Tour the visitor center to learn the amazing history of this structure. Drive Rt. 6 west to enjoy a casual lunch at the Barrel House Restaurant & Tavern in Lantz Corners. Stop at Flickerwood Wine Cellars to sample their award-winning wines.
Travel Rt. 6 west to the village of Kane. Tour the Kane Depot to learn about Kane’s Lobo wolves, and shop for local artisan wares. Foodies will want to pack a cooler, when they visit Bell’s Meat & Poultry Shop, an old-fashioned family-owned grocery store, known far and wide for their delicious sausage, cheeses and specialty foods. At CJ Spirts, a craft distillery, sample rum, vodka, gin, and white whiskey crafted from the waters of the Alleghenies.
DAY 2: In the morning, just minutes from your lodging is the Zippo/Case Museum, home of the Zippo lighter and Case knife. Enjoy a musical experience at the Marilyn Horne Museum. Stop at the ANF Visitors Bureau Welcome Center for a walking tour brochure of Bradford’s National Historic District, view the eclectic architecture built by the oil barons, explore the shops and restaurants.
Depart for Smethport. Smethport’s Mansion District Walking Tour takes you past beautiful examples of Victorian Architecture. Explore the haunted dungeon at the Old Jail Museum. It’s on to the Eldred WW II Museum where you can see, feel and touch history. Plan a stop at the Olde School House Village Shoppes, over 12,000 square feet of unique shopping.
DAY 3: Begin your morning with breakfast and a pastry treat from John Williams Pastry Shop. Have the Grocery Stretcher pack you a picnic lunch from the selection of Amish foods. Enjoy a hike and lunch at scenic Marilla Reservoir, which offers a variety of trails.
Just three miles south, along Rt. 219 is the Penn Brad Oil Museum, learn about the “Bradford Sands” the world’s first billion dollar oil field. Back to nature, take Rt. 59 into the Allegheny National Forest to explore the beauty of the forest along the Longhouse National Scenic Byway. Rimrock Overlook offers stunning views. Enjoy a sunset dinner at the Kinzua Wolf Run Marina.