Pennsylvania’s Route 6
Discover “Authentic America.”
Connect with the heart and soul of America on Pennsylvania’s most scenic highway. Stretching from the shorelines of Lake Erie across forestlands, cities and rural small towns, to the romance of the Pocono Mountains, Route 6 is your trip to discover “Authentic America.”
Named by National Geographic as “One of America’s most scenic drives” and a favourite trip for fall foliage, US Route 6 in Pennsylvania is perfect for touring by car, motorcycle, RV, camper or even bicycle.
Along the Route, you will find quaint small towns, historic places, natural wonders, and breathtaking vistas. The Route connects many of Northern Pennsylvania’s attractions like Conneaut Lake Park, the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, PA Grand Canyon, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Grey Towers.
Pennsylvania’s only Great Lake Port City
Start your trip on Lake Erie in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port City. The city boasts a wealth of natural beauty and affordable family fun including SHOPPING! The convenient accessibility off two major interstates (I-79, I-90) makes Erie an attractive shopping destination. Best of all — Pennsylvania has no tax on clothing and apparel! Be sure to check out the Millcreek Mall, Upper Peach Street district, unique specialty plazas, boutiques and consignment stores. Other Erie PA “Must-Sees” include: Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, Presque Isle Downs & Casino, US Brig Niagara and Presque Isle State Park. VisitErie.com
Kinzua Sky Walk and the Allegheny National Forest
Heading east on Route 6, you’ll discover “One of the Top 10 most Scenic Skywalks in the World,” the Kinzua Sky Walk. The skywalk offers a thrilling experience and stunning vistas of the Kinzua Gorge. For viewing amazing fall foliage, cruise the Longhouse National Scenic Byway in Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, the Allegheny National Forest.
Small town charm can be found along the Mansion District Walking Tour in the Victorian village of Smethport. In Bradford, you will find an eclectic offering — the world famous Zippo/Case Museum, an opera museum honouring Marilyn Horne, the Penn Brad Oil Museum, a National Historic District Walking Tour, plus miles of hiking and biking trails. In Kane, tour and taste at local wineries, breweries and craft distilleries, and learn about Lobo Wolves at the McCleery Discovery Center. visitANF.com
The eastern portion of Route 6 in Pennsylvania takes you through the Pocono Mountains. This area is home to breathtaking scenic views, seasonal festivals, family-friendly activities, exceptional resorts and restaurants, and ceaseless adventures.
Experience the sights and sounds of fall in the Poconos. Check out the weekly fall foliage forecast at PoconoMountains.com. These updates cast current foliage projections, so you can visit each zone at their colour peak. Leaf peeping points located throughout these colour regions make finding the perfect view effortless. Catch the fiery foliage of the region by water, land, and air. No matter the adventure, make your next fall family trip unforgettable.