Virtual Field Trips

There are many sites in Pennsylvania that you can visit to view geologic features and to learn about the geologic heritage of our state. These sites include state parks where exceptional geologic features are preserved. To learn about geologic features at selected Pennsylvania state parks, see our Trail of Geology series. Our photo gallery is another way to view some scenic and unique geologic features of the state. Specific guidebooks and virtual field trips that highlight areas of Pennsylvania are listed below. 


RocksRidgesRavines.jpg Slippery Rock Gorge, McConnells Mill State Park
Discover rocks, ridges and ravines in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Take a geologic tour of Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Butler and Lawrence Counties, Pennsylvania.


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Peruse the field trip guidebook of the Trenton and Black River carbonates in Blair and Huntingdon Counties, Pennsylvania. The Union Furnace quarry (photo above) is included on this field trip.


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Join your geologic tour guide for a kayak or canoe trip down Yellow Breeches Creek in Cumberland and York Counties, Pennsylvania. You’ll start at Messiah College and pull out at McCormick Road: five stops to examine rocks of the Triassic basin and one at the basin’s edge to view Ordovician limestone.