Pennsylvania is one of the greenest states in the United States, thanks to the large expanses of cultivated fields. The state’s nickname, ‘Keystone State,’ was given in reference to the former thirteen colonies, the country’s initial nucleus. As Pennsylvania was the most central of all, it was considered the key point of that set.
Among the religious groups that came to the state, those known as Quakers were the most influential, but the state also welcomed members of various religious sects from Europe, such as the Mennonites, Anglicans, Lutherans, and Amish. Almost all settled in the countryside and many were from Germany. At the time of American independence, about a third of Pennsylvania’s inhabitants were Germanic.
The town of Erie, located in western Pennsylvania on the shores of the eponymous lake, is a small, cold town. During winter, winds from Canada cross the Great Lakes region and reach this part of the state. In the eastern part of the state are some of the most beautiful regions in the state, forming the forest park known as Allegheny National Forest and Susquehannock National Forest, where you can get a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s nature before the arrival of the Europeans. In fact, forests still cover about 60% of the state area. Curiosity: The name Pennsylvania means ‘Penn forests,’ named after the discoverer William Penn.
Another important locality of the state in historical terms is Gettysburg, where the bloodiest battle of the civil war was fought, which led to the beginning of the defeat of the southern troops. Gettysburg is now a nice, quiet place about two hundred miles from Philadelphia, and on special dates it often features reenactments of that historic battle, with artists in period uniforms, old cannons, and so on.
In State College, you can find the Nittany Lion Inn. Nittany Lion Inn offers a historic setting for your stay at State College. Popular amenities at this 3-star hotel include a free shuttle and free Wi-Fi. A variety of premium services is available to hotel guests in The Nittany Lion Inn, including a ticket service and valet parking. The 24/7 front desk has a tour and attraction booking desk. The Nittany Lion Inn has 223 cozy rooms that are equipped with a range of essential amenities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Nittany Lion Inn has a restaurant and bar, where you can relax at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. A variety of breakfasts is also available daily.
State College’s famous tourist attractions are within easy reach of the hotel, including Rec Hall which is just a short walk away. Pennsylvania State University, Palmer Museum of Art and Penn State Golf Courses are within walking distance.
Visitors to Pennsylvania in May will be able to enjoy the Pennsylvania State Fair, held in Philadelphia, a show featuring typical dishes and diverse attractions, forming a sample of the best that is produced in the state. In summer, two events are especially famous, the Lighted Boat Parade and Summer Mummers Parade, parades that attract a lot of people. In July, the city of Fort Mifflin reenacts the battles of American independence, with hundreds of extras dressed as period soldiers, cannons, etc. In short, the state of Pennsylvania is a place where the culture and history of the country go hand in hand, and where an event or celebration always seems to be happening. It is a green place with beautiful cities, well-kept fields and always impresses visitors.
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