Hiking through History Pennsylvania: Exploring the State's Past by Trail

Hiking through History Pennsylvania: Exploring the State's Past by Trail

by Bob Frye

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Overview

In Hiking through History Pennsylvania, you can hike where George Washington suffered his first humiliating defeat as a military commander as well as the grounds where, over the course of a winter, he molded what would become a victorious army. Or you can walk the battlefield that not only turned the tide of the Civil War, but spawned one of the most famous speeches in American history. Or walk where the world’s first commercial oil well was drilled. There’s all that and more to explore. Hiking Through History Pennsylvania profiles 40 hikes focusing on the state’s military, industrial, natural and conservation history. Tragedies, some intentional, some not, are explored, too. Whether you’re a curious tourist or a local history buff, this is a comprehensive guidebook to the area’s natural and human history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493030101
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 311,637
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bob Frye is a lifelong outdoorsman and resident of southwestern Pennsylvania, so he's spent decades roaming the woods and fields covered in this book.
 
Frye is by training a journalist, too, having worked as a full time writer for nearly two decades. Currently the full-time outdoors editor for the Tribune-Review newspaper in Pittsburgh, he has also written for a variety of local, regional and national outdoor magazines, as well as more general interest publications. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Associated Press Managing Editors, and Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.
 
Frye is also the author of "Deer Wars: Science, Tradition and the Battle Over Managing Whitetails in Pennsylvania," a 300-page book looking at the relationship between white-tailed deer and Pennsylvania's forests and people.
 
He's been interviewed on numerous radio and TV stations to talk about that book and the outdoors in general, too.
 
Frye currently lives in North Huntingdon, PA, about 40 minutes east of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ix

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 2

Hiking Tips 2

Wildlife 4

Leave No Trace 7

Trail Finder 9

Map Legend 11

The Hikes

West 12

1 Presque Isle State Park 13

2 Hearts Content National Scenic Area 20

3 Oil Creek State Park 24

4 Cook Forest State Park 30

5 McConnells Mill State Park 36

6 Raccoon Creek State Park 42

7 Fort Pitt Muscum and Point State Park 47

8 Bushy Run Battlefield 54

9 Friendship Hill National Historic Site 59

10 Fort Necessity National Battlefield 65

11 Fallingwater 72

12 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 78

13 Johnstown Flood National Memorial 84

14 Flight 93 National Memorial 90

Central 96

15 Kinzua Bridge State Park 97

16 Woodring Farm 102

17 Pennsylvania Lumber Museum 109

18 Leonard Harrison State Park 114

19 Greenwood Furnace State Park 120

20 Little Buffalo State Park 127

21 Kings Gap Environmental Education Center 133

22 Pine Grove Furnace State Park 139

23 Caledonia State Park 145

24 Gettysburg National Military Park 151

25 U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center 158

East 163

26 Lacawac Sanctuary 164

27 Promised Land State Park 170

28 Grey Towers National Historic Site 176

29 Ricketts Glen State Park 182

30 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 188

31 Hugh Moore Park 194

32 Boulton Historic Site and Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center 201

33 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 208

34 Daniel Boone Homestead 214

35 Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and French Creek State Park 220

36 John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove 228

37 Norristown Farm Park 233

38 Washington Crossing State Park and Delaware Canal State Park 238

39 Valley Forge National Historical Park 246

40 Independence National Historical Park 253

Hike Index 261

About the Author 262

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