Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen State Park located along Pa. 118 in Benton, Pa. is a great place to visit. For someone that likes the outdoors there is plenty to do from boating to swimming or fishing and hiking or skiing in the winter. Ricketts Glen encompasses 13,050 acres in Sullivan, Colombia and Luzerne Counties. It was named after Colonel Robert Ricketts, a veteran of the Civil War who enlisted in the army as a private, and after leading a battery of men at Gettysburg was awarded the rank of Colonel upon his discharge.

There is numerous trail that can be hiked around the waterfall ranging from 3.5 miles to 7.1, along the trail there is around 22 waterfalls (memory failure again), unique flora and trees in excess of 900 years old. Unfortunately I cannot remember which falls this was.


BUMBLE!!! said...

great photo!!

BUMBLE!!! said...

PS... I have tons of Ricketts pictures here including winter stuff.

Good luck and enjoy your hikes and photography.