Kinzua Bridge State Park: A Tale of Innovation, Destruction and Renewal

A train trestle bridge extends over a gorge, abruptly stopping. Green lush foliage is in the foreground; the sky is deep blue. You can see ruins of bridge supports on the other side of the gorge.

Kinzua Bridge State Park sits in McKean County, PA, in north-central Pennsylvania. This state park’s focal point is the once proud Kinzua Viaduct. Do you enjoy weird railroad history? Check out the abandoned Coburn Rail Tunnel in Centre County! Built in 1882 by the Phoenix Iron Company, this engineering marvel stretched 2,053 feet long and […]

Staatsburg State Historic Site: A Glimpse into the Lives of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills

A white house with a large portico on a hill

Located along the Hudson River, the Staatsburg State Historic Site is a magnificent Gilded Era estate now open to the public. Touring it offers a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills. The couple, both prominent members of New York society, lived in the grand mansion and hosted a number of […]