As one of 12 Pennsylvania Heritage Areas the Lumber Heritage Region aims to preserve, relate, and enhance the history and heritage of the people of Pennsylvania and their relationship with the forests.
The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) covers a 15-county region in northwest/northcentral Pennsylvania that “accentuates the importance of the lumber industry for the past, present and future. The goal of the heritage region is to market its assets to potential visitors, to serve as a resource to the PA hardwood industry, and to keep the economic impact of the region in the forefront.”
PA Route 6 Counties & Heritage Communities in the Lumber Heritage Region:
Route 6 West Lumber Heritage Road Trip– “The Route 6 Corridor running through the 15-County LHR is jam-packed with things to do and see. So we have split the route up for you. The first leg starts in Warren at the Clinton E. Wilder Museum and ends at another museum, the McKean County Historical Society. It is important as you enjoy the rugged outdoors of this section of the state you also learn the history and heritage of each of the small towns.”
Route 6 East Lumber Heritage Road Trip– “A trip through the serene countryside along Route 6 is a destination in itself, however, there are many sites along the way that make this route a favorable place to see the grassroots of the Lumber Industry. Route 6 is an amazing destination for the adventurer. You can’t start this trip without your hiking boots and a good camera.”
“The Lumber Heritage Region holds a key to the rich heritage of Pennsylvania’s forests — from the struggles of the pioneers to the cut-and-run practices of the early lumber industry to the conservation efforts that led to the managed forests of today.”