Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole

Archbald Pothole

If you find yourself near Jermyn or Archbald and have ten minutes to spare, consider a quick visit to the Archbald Pothole State Park.  This small park is home to this unique geologic feature, which is almost 40 feet deep and over 40 feet wide.  A viewing platform hangs out over the pothole.  The pothole is located right next to the parking area.  Glaciers formed the pothole thousands of years ago; the melting water plummeted to the ground and eventually carved out the pothole.  This is considered to be one of the finest glacial potholes in the world.  There are no streams located near the pothole itself.  The surrounding woods have a lot of rock ledges and there are unofficial trails, but the primary attraction is the park’s namesake.

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