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Written by: Jennifer Kumar, Cultural Adjustment Coach
Friday, February 26, 2010


In the midst of winter, and today being a snow 'storm' in my town, many think of the warmer days. Today I am thinking of our wonderful tirps to Pennsylvania: riding bikes on Pine Creek, stargazing with our friends, camping by the rambling brooks, riding on amazing, restored trains, exploring 'rim rocks' and dams surrounded by wonderful, mysterious and magical hills. All such activities done in the summer. Amazing that in summer, not many dream of winter-ludes, huh?


Let's dream of a few summer-ludes and enjoy some videos and snaps from warmer days to come again.



Complanter Bridge, Kinzua Dam, Pennsylvania
Krishna's Photo
Published in Pennsylvania Pursuits Magazine, Winter 2009.

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State Route 414 Pennsylvania

From: alaivani | August 22, 2008 | 290 views
Definitely a surprise to see a state highway (PA 414) as a dirt road without road markings, narrow and in areas where there are small cliffs on one side, no or weak guard rails. The road did at some point turn into a state highway like we are used to in NY (traffic heading in each direction, one lane on each side) with road markings.
The creek you will see on left is the Pine Creek.

In the Wilds of Pennsylvania 2009

From: alaivani | August 23, 2009 | 248 views

This is our second year visiting this area. We went to meet some friends, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the Tioga Central Railroad, Grand Canyon, and Camping.
We started out the weekend stargazing in Cherry Springs Park and spent the night in Coudersport (Westgate Inn) and the next morning made a quick stop in Lyman Run State Park. These scenes are not on this video. Lyman Run park has recently been renovated and is spectacular! Facilities are out of this world for camping, picnicking, swimming and boating too!! Free admission into PA state parks so all the better!
Video starts from our Saturday and Sunday routine. We spent time on the Tioga Central Railroad.

I highly recommend you take the trip- it's $20 and worth every penny. Each car is themed a little different, and the scenery, as stated on the video on their site, changes from towns, forest, lakes, mountains, etc. It's simply superb. Also in this video are scenes of the Grand Canyon of PA- from the West Rim. This was our first trip to Colton Point Park, as we had been to Leonard Harrison side many times in the past. This side is a bit more stunning, and the three or four view points we visited were easily accessible by car and short, easy walks. We also spent the night in Kenshire Kampgrounds. It was nice as we had a 'water front' property and nature's music of Pine Creek lulling us to sleep. However, the Pine Creek is not really the same (it's a tributary, I think) Pine Creek that flows in the Grand Canyon, and this campground is very crowded- much unlike the private campground sites of Lyman Run. I guess you gotta trade off .... waterfront for privacy... There were also a lot of roudy teens at Kenshire, which I don't think were at Lyman Run (our friends stayed there).

Following the camping, the Grand Canyon and adventures we spent 3 hours riding on Pine Creek Trail from Darling Run past Tiadaghton. On our way back, in the last three miles we got caught in nature's light, music and shower show! It was fantastic! I never biked in the rain, and never in a thunderstorm. Sure it's not the safest thing to do, but it was unexpected and fun!

Pine Creek Rail Trail



Krishna's Photos of Pennsylvania on Flickr.

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