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Traveling from DC to NY. Any stopping points in Pennsylvania for 2-4 hours?

I will be traveling in the US, and I have a full day which I dedicated for the drive from Washington DC to NYC. I love Pennsylvania from what I saw on the internet, and I know it's really pretty in fall. I would like some recommendations on a place to stop on the way, somewhere in nature and countryside. The stop has to be ideally 2-4 hours, and not too far from the main road (up to 0.5 hour). We would like to visit a nice forest, natural park, state park, historic town, etc. Restaurant recommendations will be useful as well. 

I would also appreciate it if you have alternative plans for that day, if something comes to mind.

Thank you very very much!


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answered first by
Lola from Ireland

Hello! I grew up in PA as a teen so I have a suggestion or two :)

Driving through Lancaster (Pennsylvania) can be scenic. You have Amish country so that's an interesting cultural aspect in Pennsylvania. You can visit The Amish Village and learn about their community. Take the farmhouse and village tour. http://theamishvillage.net/ 

Scranton could be an interesting drive and stop too. They have a locomotive museum in the national park. http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm

If Scranton is too out of the way, Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) is perfect if you are in  the holiday spirit. They dress up the town. Koziar's Christmas Village is outside of town and will put you in the mood! http://www.koziarschristmasvillage.com/home/

Most of these options have food available or pack a nice picnic. Have fun! 


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