ATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
Pennsylvania, Keystone State, offers a wide variety of things to see or do.
Some favorite sights include Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the constitution; metropolitan Pittsburgh; Dutch Amish Country; Allegheny and Pocono Mountains; Gettysburg Battlefield and Valley Forge.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
In addition, across the state there are numerous historical attractions and natural wonders, all offering opportunities for family fun and learning.
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- Times to Travel: With hundreds of parks and stunning scenery, the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and more historical points of interest than any other state, Pennsylvania offers a wonderful family vacation destination any time of the year.
Climate: Like all mountainous states, these four seasons differ in intensity based on your location.
Pennsylvania summers are long, bringing hot and humid conditions to the southeast, while in the mountains ( central, northeast, and west), the days are generally cooler but still on the wet side.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Pennsylvania, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Fall is pleasant throughout the state, while winter brings snow and much colder temperatures.
January is the coldest month, with an average high work temp in the mid-20s. July is the warmest month with average highs around 80 degrees.
Summer temps in the 90s are quite common in the Southeast, and in the Pittsburgh area.
Annual rainfall averages about 43 inches in the southeastern and western mountains, while lower amounts are common near the north-central border with New York State and along the western border with Ohio.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 57/14 (Feb) 33/0 (March) 78/26 (April) 77/25
May 90/32 (Jun) 94/34 (July) 97/36 (Aug) 89/32
(Sept) 89/32 (Oct) 82/28 (Nov) 62/17 (Dec) 50/10
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 9/-13 (Feb) 1/-17 (March) 4/-15 (April) 23/-5
May 41/5 (June) 51/11 (July) 56/13 (August) 59/15
(September) 48/9 (October) 38/3 (November) 29/-2 (December) 20/-7
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 65/28 (February) 61/16 (March) 77/25 (April) 86/30
May 96/35 (June) 95/35 (July) 96/36 (August) 99/ 37
(September) 92/33 (October) 89/32 (November) 71/22(Dec) 60/16
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) -2/-19 (Feb) 11/-12 (March) 21/-6 (April) 29/-1
May 35/2 (Jun) 48 /9 (July) 47/9 (August) 54/12
(September) 39/4 (October) 30/-1 (November) 16/-9 (December) 15/-10
Path of Progress NHTR
The Path of Progress is a 500-mile road crossing the hills and valleys of nine regions in southwestern Pennsylvania. These districts are interesting for their numerous historical monuments and places of interest. They preserve the industrial, cultural and economic heritage. These are Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centrum, Clearfield, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset counties, all located in the Allegheny Mountains.
Interesting and frequently visited places along the Path of Progress include, for example, the remains of the French-Indian War, Pontiac’s Rebellion, National Road, Pennsylvania Canal, Pennsylvania Railroad, Horseshoe Curve, Lincoln Highway, Johnstown Flood or Fallingwater and many others. You will also find museums, fortifications, old mills and many other attractions here.
This vast area experiences four seasons, with the weather greatly influenced by the mountains surrounding the valley. You may be surprised by significant temperature differences over relatively small distances. Here you can also engage in hiking, cycling, white water rafting, canoeing and other water sports.
Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area
The Rivers of Steel National Historic Site allows you to learn about the legacy and history of America’s Second Industrial Revolution, which took place in southwestern Pennsylvania near the city of Pittsburgh. This area is home to a large number of historical buildings, interesting places, factories and factories that remind of the hard work of the miners. They fought for safe work, good pay and their rights. Numerous bus tours are organized to the places today. This will get you to many cities that are connected with this industrial activity. It is, for example, Homestead or Aliguippa and others.
Among other things, you can also see a working coal mine in Tarentum or go to Braddock to the modern steel production facility called Edgar Thompson Works, which was founded more than 125 years ago by Andrew Carnegie. Preserved machines are exhibited here. Don’t miss Rice’s foundries, built along the Monongehala River. At West Overton, you can visit the birthplace of coke king Henry Clay Frick.
Rivers by Steel NHA is spread over 38 acres and other notable structures include Carrie Furnaces, Pump House and Water Tower. The area is criss-crossed with a series of hiking trails that give visitors the opportunity to see these industrial monuments up close.