Pets welcome, must be leashed at all times
Natural wetlands, old growth forests and majestic geological formations, which helped, produce the many beautiful waterfalls that make up Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the best waterfall destinations in the eastern United States, with 24 named waterfalls ranging in heights from 10 to 94 feet.
The park offers hiking, ten cabins, camping (one of the two camping areas is on a peninsula in the lake), horseback riding, and hunting. Lake Jean is used for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. In winter there is cross-country skiing, ice fishing on the lake, and ice climbing on the frozen falls.
Learn more: Ricketts Glen State Park
The park land was once owned by R. Bruce Ricketts, who first saw the tourist potential of the glen and its falls. He was responsible for naming the falls, giving them Native American names, or naming them after friends and family.