Pennsylvania’s six main land regions include the Central Lowlands, Appalachian Plateaus, Ridge and Valley, New England, Piedmont, and Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Agriculture in Pennsylvania
Agriculture is an 83.8 billion-dollar industry and brings in about $10.9 billion in earnings for the Keystone state. There are approximately 52,000 farms in the state, covering 7.3 million acres. The average size farm comprises 137 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 67 counties.
Pennsylvania’s top commodities are dairy products, eggs, cattle, and calves. The most valuable crops are mushrooms (a US industry leader), corn, and soybeans. Most of the cropland is found in the southeast area of the state.
Pennsylvania wildlife is abundant on both land and water. The dense vegetation, ample rainfall, and forests make it a wildlife mecca for land animals and fisheries alike. Pennsylvania is committed to conserving its land, waters, and wildlife habitats from the threat of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Its primary wildlife include white-tailed deer, elk, black bear, turkey, grouse, fox, and badger. Diverse fishing opportunities across the state include rainbow trout, brown trout, catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch.
Main Rivers & Lakes
Pennsylvania’s four longest rivers are the Ohio, Susquehanna, Allegheny, and Delaware. Their main tributaries include the Kiskiminetas, Clarion, and Conemaugh Rivers.
Lake Erie, the largest lake in Pennsylvania, forms the border between Pennsylvania and Canada. The surface area of this lake is approximately 6.3 million acres (9,940 square miles). Other significant lakes include Pymatuning Lake and Raystown Lake, which exceed 25,388 surface area.
Pennsylvania has 121 state parks and 19 national parks.
- Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
- Appalachian National Scenic Trail
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site
- Eisenhower National Historic Site
- First State National Historical Park
- Flight 93 National Memorial
- Fort Necessity National Battlefield
- Friendship Hill National Historic Site
- Gettysburg National Military Park
- Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
- Independence National Historical Park
- Johnstown Flood National Memorial
- Friendship Hill National Historic Site
- Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
- Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
- Steamtown National Historic Site
- Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
- Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
|Neighboring States||New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio|
|Regions||Central Lowlands, Appalachian Plateaus, Ridge and Valley, New England, Piedmont, and Atlantic Coastal Plain|
|State Flower||Mountain Laurel|
|State Bird||Ruffed Grouse|
|Big Game||Bear, elk, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey|
|Small Game||Game birds, badger, beaver, bobcat, and coyote|
|Freshwater Fish||Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch|
|Total Acreage||29.4 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||16.1%|
|Average Annual Rainfall||50 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||7.3 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||16.9 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Mushrooms and corn|
|Main Rivers||Ohio River, Susquehanna River, Allegheny River, and Delaware River|
|Largest Lake||Lake Erie|
|Other Lakes||Pymatuning Lake and Raystown Lake|
|Major Rivers||Ohio River, Susquehanna River, Allegheny River, and Delaware River|
|Other Tributaries||Kiskiminetas River, Clarion River, Conemaugh River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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