I was inspired to post this for two reasons today:
1. Red Gate Gardens amazing post about her favorite summer "Day Trip." Please be sure to check out her Day Trip photos and the photos over at Beehouse Hives of Glacier National Park! I've love to see Glacier some day..
2. My favorite summer day trip is on the chopping block of budget cuts for Pennsylvania.
Welcome to Clear Creek State Park in Jefferson County PA - along the Clarion river.
My parents have been coming to Clear Creek since they were dating in high school. We've been camping and day tripping there ever since!
Foot bridge crossing over Clear Creek on the way to the Clarion river.
The park contains 25 miles of trails, 300 picnic tables, streams, and natural fishing.
Sun streaming through the trees in the early morning.
The park was created in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp though the nationwide work of President Roosevelt. You can still rent the log cabins today for camping. There are also tent sites available along the river and a (cold) lake and beach for swimming. Clear Creek is on the National Resister of Historic Places in PA as well.
Rental log cabins at Clear Creek.
Hiking the deep, dark, moss covered trails in the fall.
This is a view of my journal on the table in one of the cabins last fall. It is a wonderful place to visit and camp. Clear Creek is close to my heart and a huge source of nature inspiration. It pains to me to think that it is one of 35 state parks listed for potential closure with Gov. Rendell's budget cuts. We've written letters and signed petitions. Crossing my fingers that this little gem will be spared.