Williamsport and Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon


It was time to head out of Dodge and take an adventure to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.

Williamsport is a quiet, almost eerie town where there wasn’t a soul or dog on the street. In exploring the small town

I came upon the Otto Book Store, which is the oldest Independently owned bookstore in America. It was exciting to meet Nancy and Elisa who run the store. I ordered several copies of my Best-Selling and Award-Winning book Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program to bring into their store.

Then it was off to experience The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Boat Cruise on a beautiful day!

The captain was kind and offered me the wheel as he explained the instruments’ panel.

Off to a quick dinner and stay at the Genetti Hotel, a 100-year-old establishment booked by local sports teams in the area and people visiting nearby universities.

After breakfast, we headed out to the Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks, which are on the opposite sides of Pine Creek Gorge known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.

Here is a top view.

Luckily there was a food truck that only sold Maple Food Products.  After some Maple Cotton Candy, I sampled delicious  Maple Walnut Ice Cream.

The last part of this weekend adventure was a two-hour covered wagon tour through the lower part of the canyon along Pine Creek and the Pine Creek Rail Trails.

Here is the site.

A modern day covered wagon seen from the back.

Front view.

Jerry and Ike were majestic and loveable.

Sora Vernikoff

Sora Vernikoff

Insightful author, journalist, blogger, world traveler, and Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author of Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! found at A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program at www.nodieting.net or Amazon. She has taught hundreds of unhappy dieters to use her eat and stop yourself weight-loss program to lose weight and find peace with food. Sora Vernikoff holds two Master’s Degrees, the first in Teaching and the second in English as a Second Language. She taught in the New York City Public School System in East New York, Brooklyn for 30 years and has traveled the globe. For many years she was also the New York City Charity writer for Examiner.com. An avid blogger, her own www.anewyorkerspointofview.com shares all things fun and entertaining in New York City while posting her interesting trips under the blog’s Travel tab. She is currently immersed in writing her next book, which teaches a Positivity Program letting you immediately zap negative or self-doubting thoughts in one session with but one question.

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