4 Day Winter PA Road Trip Itinerary

If you’ve been following the most recent blogs, you already know that over a weekend in January, I took a road trip with my boyfriend Teddy through PA. We visited state parks like Hyner View and Ohiopyle and had the chance to stay at unique places like the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park as well as Oak Lodge. Since this isn’t an exhaustive list of our activities, I thought it may be helpful to put together a brief itinerary of where all we went over the long weekend trip.


  • Stopped for dinner outside of Penn State at Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Drove to the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle to check in and played Yahtzee


  • Early wakeup to watch sunrise from the balcony which was gorgous.
  • Left for Hyner View about 1.5 hours north and made it both up and back down the mountain (even though I didn’t think we’d survive)
  • Stopped in Galeton at the Brick House Deli & Cafe for lunch. It was the only real option for miles.
  • Continued on to Leonard Harrison State Park (PA Grand Canyon) which was very icy at the overlook. It was hilarious since we slid all over but still got to experience great snow covered views.
  • Drove Route 414 back toward Lock Haven and meandered our way back through the little towns.
  • Met up with two of Teddy’s friends for dinner at Hangar 9.
  • Stayed another night at the Nature Inn


  • Drove into State College and got a picture with the Nittany Lion (Teddy’s alma mater)
  • Drove around the college and Teddy showed me where he lived and had classes in college
  • Had breakfast at the Waffle Shop
  • Stopped for photos at the Jo Hays Vista outside State College
  • Checked into the Oak Lodge in the Laurel Highlands
  • Hiked on the grounds of the lodge
  • Dinner at Brady’s which was delicious
  • Ate our check in cookies for dessert by the fire


  • Ventured to Laurel State Park
  • Came back to the lodge and checked out
  • Headed to Ohiopyle and the Falls Market for lunch.
  • Explored Cucumer Falls, the Landslides, and Ohiopyle Falls
  • Headed back home and stopped in Elizabethtown for dinner at T.J. Rockwells

If you check out any of these spots, let me know what you think of them! Or if you have any of your own tips for visiting these areas, please share those too. Happy Travels!

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