"Everything near Aleppo is off the beaten path!" Aleppo Off The Beaten Path Tip by UncleDoodles
Aleppo Off The Beaten Path: 2 reviews and 10 photos
The area is rife with local color, and not just when the stunning Fall foliage abounds. From quaint general stores to secluded streams teeming with trout and aggressive smallmouth bass, to trophy game hunting, the imaginative travelers who crave quietude and privacy can wander and linger in these south westernmost hills and glenns of Pennsylvania's Allegheny piedmont. The local "scene" for nightlife collects and journeys to and fro encompassing the several historic taverns and inns. All the destinations reviewed offer rock-bottom prices for food and all legal beverages. On the weekends, authentic local bands fuel the imagination and stir the hearts of fun-loving folk from miles around.
.*The "Tradewinds," home of the Viola Canoe Races, just off State route 381 near Viola, perches in a hardwood forest and overlooks the main fork of Wheeling Creek. Continue a mile or so beyond the "Tradewinds" and take a left up the hill to *The Palace of Gold. An astounding example of far-Eastern architecture and worship, it is complete with elephants, temples, carvings, statuary and helpful, friendly devotees of Krishna.
* "Rock Lick Tavern" got it's name from the local geologic feature of salt and brine welling up from vast deposits laid down millenia ago when this part of Pennsylvania was an ocean. The salt still atracts the deer and other wildlife, the tavern attracts yet even wilder life...
*The "Crows Nest," also on Hwy. 381 provides wholesome and creatively prepared meals, all at bargain prices.
Historic Ryerson Station State Park, three miles from Windridge, PA has wilderness hiking, camping, picnic areas, swimming pools, lakes and stocked streams.
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