Driver Diaries: Roadside Attractions in Pennsylvania

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For many drivers, the journey is just as important as the destination. Truck drivers don’t often have time for detours, unfortunately – they’re too busy getting important deliveries from point A to point B – but luckily for us even the quickest routes through Pennsylvania offer scenic views and great options for pit stops along the way. We asked some of our drivers about their favorite roadside attractions and top recommendations for picture-perfect views. Here’s what they suggested: 

  • In Pennsylvania and hungry for some comfort food? Many of our drivers make time to stop at the Fry Bros Turkey Ranch[1], in Trout Run (approximately 40 miles from Phelps, PA). Great food, reasonable prices and ample parking for all vehicle sizes make it a great choice for a pit stop on any journey. To get there from US-15, take the exit for PA-184 and follow the signs.
  • If you’ve got time to kill in South Williamsport, PA, check out the Little League Museum. In August, when the Little League World Series takes place, stick around to try to catch a fly ball if you’ve got time to fit in a game.[2]
  • For magazine-worthy photo opportunities, stop in Tioga, PA – there’s a rest stop and visitors’ center[3] just off US-15 that offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, as well as tourist information and restrooms, in case you need to freshen up or get directions.
  • The Susquehanna Diner[4] (previously Angie’s Trail Diner or Angie’s Family Restaurant) is a great place to grab a bite to eat in Duncannon, PA. It’s conveniently located right on US-15/11, and a short walk from the parking lot offers great views of the Susquehanna River.
  • Interstate 80 runs through the heart of the Poconos and is a great route to take if you’re traveling from Cleveland, OH, or New York City, NY. The I-80 also connects to most major interstates that run through the Poconos, which makes it a convenient detour even if you don’t have a lot of time to wander far from your route. Be very careful when traveling through mountain regions, though – especially in the winter. Fog, black ice, sharp turns and blind corners can make the journey more challenging, so drive carefully and exercise caution. Use the scenery as an excuse to take your break at a scenic lookout or well-situated rest stop, but don’t let it distract you when you need your eyes to be on the road.
  • In the Poconos region our drivers often stop to pick up or drop off deliveries in Mountain Top, PA – and since it’s a very picturesque area, it would make a great stop on any trip, even if you’re just passing though!

As you can see, there are tons of terrific sights and stops in Pennsylvania – even if you can’t wander too far afield from the interstate. Whether you’re looking for great comfort food, or breathtaking mountain views to take you out of your comfort zone, the Keystone State has something for every itinerary and traveler.

Resources:

[1] http://frybrosturkeyranch.com/

[2] http://www.littleleague.org/worldseries/

[3] http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/California/Yosemite_National_Park-756823/Things_To_Do-Yosemite_National_Park-Tioga_Road-BR-1.html

[4] https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Susquehanna-Diner/454010237979649

Al Nichols

Al Nichols

An experienced and trusted RIST Transport driver, Al Nichols works tirelessly to meet customer needs with excellent service and expert driving. Al is an integral player in RIST's mission to be the Carrier of Choice, building strong relationships, handling specific customer needs, and keeping safety, efficiency, professionalism and quality top-of-mind.