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Blue Knob, Claysburg

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Blue Knob State Park is a 6128acre Pennsylvania state park in Kimmel, Lincoln, and Pavia townships in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The average annual snowfall at the park is about 12ft. The park is named for Blue Knob, the second highest mountain in Pennsylvania at. It is the location of Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, the ski slope in Pennsylvania with the highest elevation. Blue Knob State Park is just off Interstate 99 on Pennsylvania Route 869 west of Pavia.HistoryThe earliest settlers to the Blue Knob area were of German descent. They cleared and farmed the land soon after the American Revolution. They also built several distilleries, a lumber mill and gristmill.The logging boom that swept over most of the mountains and forests of Pennsylvania drastically altered the landscape surrounding Blue Knob State Park. The old-growth forests of hemlock were clear cut. The timber was hauled away on trains that climbed the steep hillsides. A railroad that followed Bobs Creek used six switchbacks to ascend the mountain. Another railroad used five switchbacks to climb the hills near Wallacks Branch. These railroad grades are still used today to gain access to State Gamelands. The train tracks have since been removed and replaced with hiking trails.
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  • I find it very hard to rate to place. On the one hand the snow was just bad - temperatures had been too high for too long, which means that ski conditions just got worse and worse during our stay. Whi...  more »
  • I'm going to start with the Skiing because it was better than our stay in the Lodge. The slopes were fun and there was new snow, until the warm weather moved in. It wasn't crowded and that was nice. H...  more »
  • This resort is very dated. Could have so much potential. Nice vertical. Good mix of terrain. Sits on top the mountain with lots of space... Lodge just needs torn down and rebuilt with a new one... No ...  more »