A Cradle of Conservation: History of PA State Parks

How the park system began, highlights the “golden years” when park system experienced surge in growth and expansion.

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National Parks in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to over 30 national parks, heritage and recreation areas. Highlight PA’s role in the creation of some of the most well-known National Parks sites like, Valley Forge, Gettysburg and Fort Necessity.

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Betcha Didn’t Know

Betcha didn’t know you could hang glide, go skulling, take in a show, and play the back nine in Pennsylvania’s State Parks!

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Presque Isle and Lake Erie

An island paradise… in Pennsylvania? At Presque Isle State Park, sand and surf may be closer than you think.

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Connecting Youth

Create a new generation of advocates for nature. Introduce kids to Pennsylvania’s living classroom and teach them to think.

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