National Natural Landmark: Pine Creek Gorge

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In 2006, we stayed in a cabin on the banks of Pine Creek at Rough Cut Lodge. This was a comfortable base from which to explore Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon, as the Pine Creek Gorge is commonly called.


The canyon is a 47-mile gorge carved through the northern Pennsylvania mountains by Pine Creek over time. It is 1450 feet deep at its southern end and 800 feet deep where we were, just outside the quaint town of Wellsboro.


Pine Creek Gorge was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1968 for being one of the finest examples of a deep gorge in the eastern United States.’

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