Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Snapshot: Rickett's Glen State Park, PA

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

We finally got our camper out for a mini-vacation this week. This was the only 2-day vacation we had with our sons so far this year, but it was perfect and we really needed that time together, with just the four of us. We went to Rickett's Glen State Park, a beautiful place in the mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania that we've been meaning to visit for ages. Our campsite was right on the edge of a lovely lake, and the park features glens with over 20 waterfalls! Our sons did the full Waterfall Trail loop, while my husband and I did the first part - and then all the way back up. It was really pushing my physical limits but was well worth the gorgeous views and the time together.

Here are some highlights of our little trip:

The view from our front door!

My sons on the Waterfall Trail - heading DOWN!

Mohawk Falls, 37 feet

Dad and his sons at the top of Ganoga Falls, 91 feet!

Sons & I at the bottom of Ganoga Falls, 91'

Conestoga Falls

Family Selfie on the trail before we split up
My husband waiting patiently while I rest on the way back up!

Sunlight through the trees

View of our campsite from the lakeshore

My sons kayaking on Lake Jean

Relaxing around the campfire

Sunset over the lake

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend - the weather here is perfect, but I hope my friends in Texas are safe and dry.


  1. I love waterfalls, and it looks like you and your family saw some beautiful ones. I'm so glad you were able to get out together.
    I hope my Texas friends and family are all safe and dry too. I'll be monitoring their Facebook pages for updates.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features Dungeness Spit.

    1. It was a unique and beautiful place, Sandra! I guess you have lots of waterfalls in WA, too!

  2. Beautiful shots. I live in Pennsylvania but have never heard of Glen Side Park. thanks for sharing this

    1. Judee -

      It's Rickett's Glen State Park, located in northeast PA, about midway between Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre. Well worth a trip!

  3. It looks like you had a great vacation! I know you had a busy summer, so I'm glad you were able to squeeze this trip in!

    1. Thanks! Yes, it was a very hectic summer, so we really enjoyed this little getaway!

  4. I adore Rickett's Glen!! We visit there almost every year, sometimes just for a couple of hours on our way to or from someplace else.

    1. Oh, wow! This was our first visit, but we have wanted to go ever since we moved to DE 27 years ago! It was worth the wait :)