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Heritage Parks

Pennsylvania's Heritage Parks are about the eras of steel and iron making, coal mining, the oil boom, canal and road building, blazing the early roads and highways and living off the land. They're about the influx of immigrants, the challenges and triumphs of a determined people and the birth of liberty and independence. They are why Pennsylvania became the Hearth of America. We invite you to learn more and visit our Heritage Parks.

Lumber Heritage Park
Lumber Heritage Park Map - Link to more informationOne of two most recently designated Heritage Parks is the Lumber Heritage Park. Journeying through this area, the ever-present forest stands out as one of the most striking features of the landscape. Woven into every trunk and limb are stories of lumber heritage, a culture defined by its forests. From the inception of the industrialized timber industry through the emergence of the current forest products industry, an indelible mark has been imprinted upon the culture of every community and every generation of the park. Visit this heritage park...

Oil Heritage Park
Oil Heritage Park Map - Link to more informationIn northwest Pennsylvania, check out the Oil Heritage Park. Take a guess where the first oil well was drilled-no, not Texas-it was right here in a picturesque valley in Venango County, Pa.! The discovery shaped the nation and changed the world. Today, bass anglers and fly fishermen wet their lines in the scenic Allegheny River and Oil Creek, where oil coated waterways and derricks dotted the hillsides more than a century ago. Visit this heritage park...

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