Mid-Week Getaway: Day 1 – Warren PA to Martinsburg PA
We returned home on Friday, March 25, from a 3-night stay near Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania. We departed Warren PA at 8:15 am on Tuesday, March 22, and arrived at Raystown Lake, near Huntingdon, shortly before noon. We enjoyed the lake view from two overlooks — Ridenour Overlook and Hawn’s Overlook. These two overlooks offer views of northern Raystown Lake. Both overlooks are easily accessed from the same parking area.
Hawn’s Overlook is located about 300 yards, about the length of three football fields, from Ridenour Overlook.
Leaving the overlook, our next destination was the Raystown Lake Visitor Center. The GPS took us directly across from Raystown Dam, which we viewed from Ridenour Overlook.
From the dam we followed a gravel road along the Raystown Branch Juanita River to Route 22. We turned left onto Crooked Creek Road and made our way to the visitor center. At the visitor center we enjoyed the view of the lake from the back deck of the visitor center. Inside the visitor center we looked at several exhibits on display. There is also a very nice gift shop inside the visitor center.
Leaving the Visitor Center, we made our way to our Airbnb in Martinsburg PA. It was an approximate 30-minute drive. A day or two before Ruth, our Airbnb host, had stated that we could check in early, if desired. Check-in time was 3:00 pm. We checked in around 2:30 pm, after eating lunch at a nearby Subway.
Around 4:00 pm we drove to Giant Eagle in Roaring Spring (about 6 miles away) and picked up a few groceries, as well as dinner — fried chicken, pasta salad and potato salad.
Stay tuned for my next blog post in which I write specifically about our Airbnb accommodation.