Friday, June 21, 2013

Ricketts Glen State Park

June 21, 2013

 I am linking up with Gemma's  Scenic Weekend 

Last weekend we visited Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton Pennsylvania. This is the third time we visited this park.The first two times hubby and I hiked the loop trail that passes the 22 named waterfalls. The 13,050 acres is known for its old growth forest. This time we started the trail from another direction and saw only some waterfalls. I am sharing the waterfalls that I was able to see on this trip.


This waterfall above is called Murray Reynolds. This park is named after R. Bruce Ricketts a hotel proprietor. Mr. Ricketts also built the trail along the waterfalls from 1873 to 1903.


This waterfall is called Sheldon Reynolds.

These are some cascades that were close to the area called "The Waters Meet". Actually two parts of Kitchen creek  follow the loop trail and meet at this spot. I read that the trees in this area have never been cut.



This waterfall is called Harrison Wright.




 The tallest waterfall Ganoga Falls is 94 ft. The park is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. It is also named an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society. The Waterfalls loop trail is very popular and is considered one of the best hikes in the Eastern United States.

 These are some links to my previous post on our visits to Ricketts Glen :  Ricketts Glen falls trail and Ricketts Glen State Park

I hope you enjoyed my scenic weekend.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.  

 Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends.

51 comments:

  1. i have such a huge list of "must sees" - gorgeous area ... so beautiful. ( :

    have a good weekend.

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  2. Wow what a beautiful park and 22 waterfalls what a bonus. The area looks so pristine, green and exciting for hikers. Thanks for showing us.

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  3. Love waterfalls. A bit of magic and your shots are gorgeous. I am enjoying green again, but it sure makes spotting birds difficult:)

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  4. So many views of stunning waterfalls! What a gorgeous area to wander!

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  5. Gorgeous places you find to show us . . . beautiful waterfalls, favorite birds, ducks, herons and views from the East, South, North and West . . . I enjoy!

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  6. Beautiful scenery and waterfalls, Eileen. So picturesque. It's nature at its best!...Christine

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  7. These lovely stream shot brings some cool breeze to the hot Summer afternoon.
    Very nice captures.

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  8. Beautiful falls...I can almost hear the water rushing over the rocks.

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  9. love the last shot with the person off to the left. My internet has decided to act up. Waiting on a new modem yay. So I might be down for a few days.

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  10. I do not have such a big waterfall in my neighbourhood.

    But I enjoy yours.

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  11. Glad there is a person in the last shot, so I can see how big the waterfall is. Gorgeous place!

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  12. Beautiful waterfall shots! We are blessed with many waterfalls here in Upper Michigan. I never tire of seeing them.
    'hugs from afar'

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  13. Beautiful!

    We are trying to take day trips to some of the local sites that we never seem to have visited before.

    I enjoy seeing the spots you share on the east coast.

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  14. What a gorgeous waterfall...thanks much for sharing this lovely place.

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  15. Hallo Eileen!!
    What a beautiful park!!Lovely views!!!And all those amazing waterfalls!!!
    Great pictures!!Have a lovely week!!
    Dimi..

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  16. Good post. I love this place. I just just took my 9 year old daughter for her 1st time this past weekend. Winter is also beautiful in the park.

    http://www.blog.bertbradyphotography.com/

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  17. wow, what very beautiful waterfalls

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  18. Hmmm I think I will be adding this park on my 'must-see' list! Nice photos of the waterfalls!

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  19. Beautiful pictures of the waterfalls.

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  20. ╮✿✿ °•.¸

    Belas paisagens, cachoeira maravilhosa.
    °º✿
    ❤♫ Beijinhos.
    °º♡

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  21. Great post! Something about the 4th picture. They are all very good.

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  22. Eileen, I actually travelled! I was so excited. We spent the weekend in B.C. and it was fun.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  23. wow,wow,wow the Harrison Wright is really gorgeous. What a perfect waterfall. Would love to capture some shots there. :)

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  24. A great series of waterfall photos!

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  25. How beautiful, I lover waterfalls and listen to the noise ! It's so romantic !

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  26. I love to hike to waterfalls; this looks like a real winner!

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  27. wonderful waterfalls. i love waterfall and its stream. Great shot!

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  28. Eileen: What a neat look at the waterfall. I really love the settings.

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  29. Lovely waterfalls. Looks like a very nice place.

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  30. Beautiful nature!
    These landscapes are similar to live here next to the mountain :))
    Have a good Sunday.
    A kiss.

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  31. This would be a park I would love, since I love waterfalls (also to paint them) - so refreshing and life giving!

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  32. Seeing these lovely photos almost transports me to the waterfall where everything is so cool and green. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. Hi Eileen. I hopped over from Betsy's blog to discover your very beautiful photos and awesome waterfalls. It is such a shame that I did not even know this beautiful place existed as I once lived and graduated from Pittsburgh PA during the early 90s.

    Have a nice day!

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  34. It looks as if we're going to have to add Ricketts Glen to our 'Must See' list. The waterfalls are beautiful, as are your photos.

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  35. I can sit and listen to a waterfall for hours. More than amazing.

    :))

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  36. Beautiful pictures, Eileen. It must be so relaxing there listening tot the water flowing. I just love nature!...Christine

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  37. Eileen,

    Fiquei muito feliz ao receber sua visita.
    Estou saindo de férias, e quando voltar, volto aqui.
    Imagens encantadoras, como sempre.
    Um lindo dia! Beijos

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  38. Your photos are so so pretty. Such pretty places you go. :)

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  39. Beautiful waterfalls! Don't you just love the state park system, no matter what state the parks are wonderful. Have a great week, Laura

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  40. These are amazing photos. Well shot.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  41. i just heard about this place on a photography podcast and your pictures show me why they werre excited about it!

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  42. A lovely serie eileen....you show us again a very nice nature...thanks.

    Greetings and i wish you a nice sunday, Joop

    Thanks for your comments.

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  43. What a beautiful place to visit!

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  44. What a beautiful place ! I would love to walk around there too !

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  45. I love the photos. There is nothing more pleasurable to me than walking through soft nature trails amongst green canopies of leaves and cooling, rushing waters. Beautiful!

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  46. Lindo demais passar aqui. Dá pra ver e rever de tão lindo! beijos,chica

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