Drive PA Indian Paths: Meadowcroft-Logstown

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    24 Sep 2018
    Clock 65min      Length48mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Join me on a drive through the colonial history of Pennsylvania. I'll help you to see the Indians and frontier settlers that once walked the trails Pennsylvania roads follow today. You won't believe all you have been missing. Indians and white settlers tell of a time when Western Pennsylvania may have been the most dangerous place on Earth. You learn how today's America was made, and perhaps where it is headed. We start 16,000 years ago when the first human walked into the Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Then, we trace trails to Logstown, where the fate of Indians was largely decided.

    The Tecumseh quote is read by Graham Greene.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Raccoon Creek State Park, Logstown, Legionville

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts in the parking lot in front of the actual rockshelter at Meadowcroft, not its visitor center. If you visit Meadowcroft, which I recommend, you will go to the visitor center and end up at the rock shelter, where this tour begins. The site is still quite remote, so use GPS mapping to get there. Signs, however, are fairly abundant at the many turns.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Meadowcroft is a relaxed family site with an Indian village, gift shop, snack food, 19th Century town, hand-on activities, and often historic re-enactors. It could easily take several hours to get through. This tour serves as a good way to make the trip back to civilization seem much shorter.

    Raccoon Creek State Park has a swimming lake, trails, picnic and camping areas, and all the usual park facilities. Oh, and it's free.

    Best time to walk:

    This trip takes about an hour, so make sure you will have enough daylight to see everything.

    Precautions:

    Please drive carefully and obey the rules of the road.

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