Details: Underground Pennsylvania

July 22, 2011
Getting There

Penn’s Cave is about 200 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to U.S. 15 north. Just north of Harrisburg, Pa., take U.S. 22/U.S. 322 west until 322 turns into Pa. 144 near Centre Hall. Turn right on Pa. 192 and follow the signs to Penn’s Cave.

To reach the Ice Mine from Penn’s Cave, retrace your steps to Pa. 144 in Centre Hall and turn right on Pa. 45 west. Turn left on Pa. 26 in Pine Grove Mills. About 16 miles south of Huntingdon, turn left onto Pa. 994. Follow the signs to the park and the Ice Mine.

Where to Stay

Reynolds Mansion

101 W. Linn St.

Bellefonte


Penn's Cave is a natural cavern ocated in central Pennsylvania about 14 miles east of the town of State College. Penn's Cave has been offering boat tours since 1885. (Penn's Cave/PENN'S CAVE)

800-899-3929

www.reynoldsmansion.com

Large B&B in an 1885 house in a scenic town. Rates from $135.

Where to Eat

Pizza Mia

106 N. Spring St.

Bellefonte

814-355-3738

bellefontepizzamia.com

Daily lunch special: two one-topping slices and fountain drink, $4.99.

What to Do

Penn’s Cave

222 Penns Cave Rd.

Centre Hall

814-364-1664

www.pennscave.com

Hourly tours year-round; hours vary. June 1-Aug. 31, offered from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. $16.50, seniors $15.50, children 2-12 $8.75.

Trough Creek State Park

16362 Little Valley Rd.

James Creek

814-658-3847

www.dcnr.state.pa.us

Pick up a map at the park office. Free.

Becky Krystal is a member of The Posts Food and Travel staffs. In her spare time she loves to, of course, travel and cook.
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