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UncoveringPA Turns 1! Recapping Our First Year

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Today is a very special day! One year ago, on August 6, 2013, I published my first article on UncoveringPA, launching what has quickly become Pennsylvania’s top travel blog!

Since then, tens of thousands have found information about traveling through Pennsylvania on UncoveringPA! And more are finding the site every day. In fact, traffic on UncoveringPA is up over 1,300% since February, and last month, over 8,500 unique visitors viewed 16,000 pages on the site. That’s a lot of people interested in traveling in Pennsylvania!

Over the past year, I’ve traveled extensively through Pennsylvania, visiting 35 counties and writing content on all 11 regions of the state. I truly believe that there isn’t a better resource for honest Pennsylvania travel information than UncoveringPA!

However, I couldn’t have done it without you, my readers. All of your comments, shares, and suggestions have encouraged me to keep bringing you the best content that I can. And I hope that every one of the 115 articles that I’ve written in this past year has helped you find new and exciting things to do as you travel around the state. (If you want to help improve UncoveringPA, take our 2014 Reader Survey).

While I hope all the articles have been helpful, there are some that have proven to be truly popular on the site. Some are obscure destinations that I’d never heard of before researching the county and others are ones that I remember visiting as a child.

So, take a minute and check out the ten most popular articles from the first year of UncoveringPA! I look forward to uncovering even more great destinations in the coming years and months.

The Top 10 Most Read Articles during UncoveringPA’s First Year



The Surprisingly Amazing Eldred World War 2 Museum


Visiting Meadowcroft Rockshelter: North America’s Oldest Known Site of Human Habitation


Pennsylvania Waterfalls: How to Get to Swatara Falls


The Utz Factory Tour: Hanover’s Self-Guided Factory Tour


York’s Presidential Chip: The Martin’s Potato Chip Factory Tour


Wapiti Woods: A Perfect Getaway in Elk County


Visiting Centralia: Pennsylvania’s Toxic Ghost Town


Why You Should Visit Potter County, Pennsylvania


10 Crazy Things Dropped on New Year’s Eve in Pennsylvania


Defying Gravity at Bedford County’s Gravity Hill


Do you have a favorite article from the first year of UncoveringPA? Let us know in the comments section below. And remember, take our 2014 Reader Survey to help me make UncoveringPA even better!

AUTHOR - Jim Cheney

Jim Cheney is the creator of Based in the state capital of Harrisburg, Jim frequently travels around Pennsylvania and has visited all 67 counties in the state. Jim has also traveled to more than 30 different countries around the world.

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  • Mattis Phito

    Great site! Was up in Monroe County yesterday.

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