Only a few miles up the road... The
Centralia Mine Fire
Smoke rises out of the ground, the smell of sulfur
is in the air, the ground collapses as homes are
destroyed. Science fiction? Think again.
This is Centralia Pennsylvania, where a town was
destroyed by a 44 year old mine fire. Read More Here
Offroad in the heart of the
Anthracite Coal Region
Coal Regions of Pennsylvania
Stretching through the state of Pennsylvania is a region that once
represented a huge source of the country's energy needs; when coal
was king. Today the remnants of the monstrous coal industry
has left behind small towns and incredible man-made landscapes of
towering mountains and vast strips of barren land. While many
people look at these landscapes as scares on the beautiful
Appalachian Mountains, there are a large group of people who see
these landscapes as playgrounds. Offroad playgrounds where
4x4's, Quads and Buggies can play. Located in the heart of
this region are several small communities where people can go to
Towering above this tiny town are several man-made mountains of slag and
mining debris that form incredible hillclimbs and challenging
landscapes. Every day it seems more and more people gather
here for a day, or a weekend of offroad activities; hill climbs,
trail riding, camping and loads of fun.
Spectacular views are everywhere. From vast stretches of land
to perches well above the town where you can see for miles.
Like many weekends up here, a large ground of diverse 4x4's gather
and setup camp sites in areas that have been favorite secluded spots for
years. Everywhere there are reminders of days past, when the coal
industry was in it's prime.
In the back country, you'll find lakes where a dip will cool you down
after a hard day of 4-wheeling and give you a chance to wash off the
layers of coal dust.