Backyard Diaries Edition 2 – Bradford & Warren, PA and Surrounding Areas

With summer right around the corner, and social distancing still a huge part of our lives, now is a great time to revel in the place you call home! Bradford and Warren, PA offer a phenomenal selection of social distancing safe activities and destinations right in their backyard and ERA Team VP Agents and staff have the inside scoop on the best destinations!

Kinzua Dam

Situated on 39 acres of land, ERA Team VP Agents, Jaime Nuhfer, Tonya Studley, and Dave Lunden all agree that Kinzua is a must-see destination in the Warren/Bradford areas. Located in Mt. Jewett, PA, just 30 minutes from Bradford and just over an hour from Warren, this historical landmark offers one of a kind views, hiking/biking trails, and incredible natural scenery. Kinzua is best known for its sky-walk – a 300+ feet high viaduct with glass bottomed deck offering breathtaking views of the tower structure beneath.

Rimrock Hiking Trail and Overlook

ERA Team VP associates Denise Whipp and Jaime Nuhfer both recommend Rimrock Hiking Trail and Overlook as well. The 1.3 mile long trail connects Kinzua Beach to Rimrock Overlook, with incredible views along the way. “It’s definitely a favorite go-to in my family!” says Denise.

Jake’s Rocks

Another ERA Team VP favorite destination is Jake’s Rock Overlook in Mead township, PA. Soak in the views of the Jackson Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir! “Jake’s Rocks Overlook is a family favorite for us,” Jaime Nuhfer of ERA Team VP explains, “We really enjoy exploring the trails and gigantic boulders along the way!” This unique day trip destination is just a 30 minute drive from Warren and about 40 minutes from Bradford.

Other “Musts” Nearby

Debbie Swanson, ERA Team VP admin in the Warren, PA office, recommends a few other destinations in the area:
– Hector Falls – Kane, PA
– Chapman Dam – Clarendon, PA
– Hearts Content – Warren, PA
– Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail – Tidioute, PA

Backyard Diaries – Edition 1 Arcade, NY & Surrounding Areas

By now, we’re probably all feeling the same way. Restless. Bored. Ready to go back to “normal”, whatever that may be. Quarantine isn’t for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be so bad if we know how and where to spend it! With so many fun and social distancing safe activities and destinations, right in our backyard- now is the time to take advantage of them!

Wendy Freiheit and Michelle Schmidt, affiliates with ERA Team VP’s Arcade location, have given a list of their favorite day trip destinations in the Arcade area. Both agreed that Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY is one of the top destinations to check out. “You simply just can’t beat the views of the surrounding nature,” says Wendy Freiheit, ERA Team VP Broker Liasian. Michelle Schmidt, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with ERA Team VP, adds “Whether you like to hike, bike, or just relax and take in the surroundings, Letchworth is fantastic.” Letchworth Sate Park is an easy 30 minute drive from Arcade.

Wendy and Michelle also suggest the Beaver Meadow Audobon Center in North Java, about 15 minutes from Arcade, as well as Knox Farm in East Aurora, about 40 minutes from Arcade. “Both of these destinations offer family friendly, outdoor recreation of all types,” says Wendy.

“One of my other favorites is Eternal Flame Falls within Chestnut Ridge Park in the town of Orchard Park,” says Michelle, “You’ll definitely want to wear good footwear- the hiking trail is rocky.”

Whether you’re spending this pause with your family or alone, there are so many wonderful outdoor activities right in our backyard! Be sure to post your experience on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BackyardDiaries!