Often regarded as a highly industrialized state, Pennsylvania contains some of the most unique and pristine natural and wild areas in the northeastern United States. Through magnificent photography, see the diversity of nature that awaits visitors at locations as diverse as the tidewater of the Lower Delaware River and the old-growth forests that support trees that were alive when Columbus first landed in the New World. Covering many of the 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of state forest around Pennsylvania, this book reveals why millions of people a year seek solace, inspiration, and/or recreational opportunities throughout Pennsylvania's wild areas. This lush collection of photographs is a testament to the hard conservation work and accomplishments of both the Pennsylvania government and private organizations. Complete with detailed captions identifying flora, fauna, and location, this is a must-have visual guide to "Penn's Woods" for conservationists, nature lovers, and educators.