Route 6 East

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A trip through the serene countryside along route 6 is a destination in itself, however there are many sites along the way that make this route a favorable place to see the grass roots of the Lumber Industry. Route 6 is an amazing destination for the adventurer. You can't start this trip without your hiking boots and a good camera.

Miles Traveled

Points of interest

9

Days to complete

1

Stop #1

Potter County Artisan Cener

Jewelry, apparel, photography, locally made foods, herbal products, paintings, postcards, pottery, stained glass, fiber arts, woodworks and much more!

Hundreds of one-of-a-kind items created by dozens of local artisans right here in “God’s Country!”

  • Jewelry · Apparel · Photography · Locally Made Foods · Herbal Products · Paintings · Postcards · Pottery · Stained Glass · Fiber Arts · Woodworks · And much more!

Come visit on your next trip to Potter County and take a little piece of “God’s Country” home with you!

A juried collective of local fine art and master craftsmanship located in the historic district of Coudersport in the heart of the PA Wilds.

Stop #2

Potter County Historical Society

A local treasure chest of all things Potter County! Featuring a 6,000 sq. foot museum full of historical and genealogical information. Over 2215 works of history, genealogy, reference, vital statistics and other categories of interest to researchers are housed here. Visitors are always welcome for a tour!

Stop #3

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, located in the high plateau country of the Commonwealth, tells the story of the choices and changes made by nature, Native Americans, early settlers and modern society that have shaped our forests since the beginning of time. To showcase the diversity, heritage and history of this lumber era, museum tours begin in the Visitor Center with exhibits, an orientation video and sales shop. Logging camp exhibits include two of the museum’s most popular objects-a seventy-ton Shay geared-locomotive and a 1910 Barnhart log loader.

 

Stop #4

Denton Hill State Park

In the midst of the famous snow belt of northern Pennsylvania.

Denton Hill State Park, located in the heart of the PA Wilds in scenic Potter County, offers great downhill skiing. Easy access from PA Route 6 and cross country ski trails and groomed slopes will appeal to expert and beginner skiers.

Stop #5

Pine Creek

located within Pine Creek State Park this 80 + mile stream is a must for trout anglers looking to fill their creel.

Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and the Pine Creek Gorge, the PA Canyon area stretches for over 45 miles with depths of nearly 1500 feet. It’s dynamic topography creates many scenic wonders, including steep canyon walls and waterfalls.

Stop #6

Tioga County Historical Society

The Tioga County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving local history. The society runs the Ladd Genealogy Library and offers various search services. Eight rooms of exhibits and historical records available to the general public. Tours available for individuals and groups. Open noon – 4 PM Monday through Friday except for major holidays. Admission free.

Stop #7

Deane Center for the Performing Arts

A performing arts center with flexible rehearsal spaces, theaters and room rentals for business meetings, parties, and wedding receptions.

The award winning historic Deane Center for the Performing Arts is located along the beautiful, gas-lit Main Street of scenic Wellsboro, PA. The Deane Center is the hub of arts activities, where people from near and far, young and old, can experience and enjoy all that the Wellsboro community has to offer!  Visitors can also enjoy the gorgeous Fifth Season shops and eating at Wellsboro’s favorite, The Native Bagel, all on the Deane Center Campus. Two theatres and three other informal performing venues.

Stop #8

Arcadia Theater

The Arcadia Theater has been entertaining the good people of Wellsboro for over 80 years. It features four screens offering the latest in movies. If you're looking for a great night out, take advantage of the theater's dinner & a movie special!

The Arcadia Theatre opened in 1921 as a single screen movie house. In 1997, the theatre was completely renovated into a 4-screen movie theatre. The theatre has 4 state of the art digital projectors. The Arcadia also produces its own live theatrical productions.

On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center, and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park.

The environmental interpretive center at the Leonard Harrison main overlook is open during the summer season through the fall foliage season. Video and educational displays interpret the area and its wildlife. Call the park office for visitor center hours or to schedule an appointment for a group tour.