Worlds End State Park Drive - Midweek Drive
A VISIT TO WORLDS END STATE PARK AND RICKETTS GLEN 8/4/21
When - Wednesday, August 4, 2021
NEW ARRIVAL TIME: 10:00 NEW DEPARTURE 10:15
NEW MEETING PLACE: WAWA Blakeeslee
Event Leader - Walter Cramer
Join Walter on a weekday Drive that is a bit different from any of the drives he has offered in the past... this Drive is an all-day excursion. However, driving the roadways through the Endless Mountain Region of Pennsylvania is a real treat. It would entail an early morning departure, traveling four lane highways North, picking up route 115, turning onto Laurel Mountain Road and driving down the Giant’s Despair Hill Climb in Wilkes Barre. As we always do, pulling over in the parking lot and letting anyone who desires to drive “up” Giant’s Despair Hill Climb.
We then navigate to a Sheetz Station in the Wilkes Barre area for a rest stop. My Worlds End State Park Drive begins at this point. At Worlds End, we can visit the famous scenic view of the Endless Mountains Region at the Loyalsock Forest Canyon Vista. From there we travel South to visit and drive around Eagles Mere Lake. We continue our journey South skirting the forest area of Ricketts Glen State Park and pick up route 118 East. We will be enjoying lunch at the Ricketts Glen Hotel. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its Falls Hiking Trail that offers views of nineteen waterfalls. The most photographed waterfall, which we will be stopping at, is just minutes away from the Ricketts Glen Hotel.
We continue East, back to the Sheetz Station where our Drive began. On the route home, we once again drive up the Giant’s Despair Hill Climb and pick up route 115 and continue our return trip home via four lane highways.
Return time to the Lehigh Valley will be in the range of 4:00 - 5:00.
This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety. To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet. Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will now consider your post to this event thread, indicating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).
We will use FRS radios for communications. Be sure to arrive by 8:30 a.m. with a full gas tank and an empty bladder .
- Mike C. & Alison
- Louie & Corrina
- Miata Mike
- Jim T.
- Dave P.
- Bill & his sister
- Ed G.
- Jon Petty
Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)
Walter, thanks for organizing this drive. It's been awhile since I was in this area and it was real nice to head back up there. My favorite was the view of Loyalsock Creek from the vista.
"Straights are for fast cars; turns are for fast drivers." - Colin McRae
Thank You, Dave. It was nice having you join us on a Drive. I welcomed your input of knowledge regarding Worlds End State Park and Eagles Mere.
I appreciated you, Michele, Alison and Mike leading those folks to Lands at Hillside Farms for Ice Cream at the end of the day. I am sure they enjoyed it.
Thanks Walter for the grand adventure! We had a great time! We were in regions of PA that we had never seen before. And quite frankly, will only see again on a drive through adventure in the future. Very pretty area. And thank you for creating this and offering it to our Club!
2014 Club 2.5L "Punisher Edition", 2017 RF GT
Walter - thanks for yet another tremendous ride. The Endless Mountain Region of Pennsylvania was, indeed, a real treat. And who knows, perhaps next time we will venture down to experience that beautiful creek!
'02 SE ti/br (retired)
'21 RF-GT 6MT mg/wh
Thanks Walter for yet another great drive!
Thanks for those kind words, Louie, Corrina (via text), Jim and Michele. So happy you were all able to join me. A day of that length certainly is quite risky.
And Jim, next time we do have to try to figure out a way to soak our feet in the Loyalsock Creek.