Featured Places

From its rivers, mountain ridges, wetlands and Great Lakes shores, Pennsylvania harbors a wealth of natural and cultural riches. Explore some of our favorites.

Featured Places in Pennsylvania

  • Cherry Valley

    Designated as a National Wildlife Refuge in 2008, 30,000 acre Cherry Valley hugs the north slope of Kittatinny Ridge and houses nationally significant ecosystems and many rare plants and animals.

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  • Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain

    This rare and sensitive wildland has been identified by The Nature Conservancy as one of the largest intact scrub oak/heath communities left in North America.

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  • Presque Isle

    Presque Isle, a sand spit that extends into Lake Erie, provides important habitat for several rare reptiles and many species of shore birds. Its nearshore habitats provide spawning ground and habitat to several of Lake Erie's fish species.

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  • Serpentine Region

    Exposed serpentine bedrock, found in only a few places in the world, harbors a suite of uncommon plants and insects, and several of these species are endemic to these habitats and occur nowhere else in the world.

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