The Pennsylvania Portion of US Route 6 is a scenic 403-mile drive through the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, beginning 20 miles west of Meadville and heading south to an Ohio border crossing. As it continues eastward towards Conneaut Lake on US 322, travelers enjoy spectacular vistas before connecting with US 19 in western Meadville for the journey north to Mill Village where a junction awaits at US 6N—the perfect place to end this amazing road trip!
US 6 sets off from Pennsylvania and strides along the New York-Pennsylvania border, running parallel to it for much of its journey. In Factoryville US 11 takes up a brief co-journey with US 6 until Scranton where they part ways—US 11 heading south out of town while US6 continues eastwardly. Eventually, at Milford reaches another partner in crime: making an alliance with 209 which leads them northeast towards Matamoras crossing over the Delaware River into Port Jervis, NY!
Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.”Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered! Online athttps://www.route6tour.com
Scranton is a city in northeast Pennsylvania. It’s known for Steamtown National Historic Site, with century-old locomotives set on a former rail yard. In a restored 19th-century mill, the Electric City Trolley Museum has interactive exhibits and vintage trolleys. Nearby are the 4 Scranton Iron Furnaces, relics of an 1800s iron plant. McDade Park is home to Lackawanna Coal Mine, where a mine car descends to tunnels.
From PA Route 6 Alliance:
Travel all 427 miles of US Route 6 across Northern Pennsylvania, you pass through regions and communities diverse in natural resources and heritage themes which together tell a multilayered story of the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor and its people. Travelers and residents alike are invited to explore and appreciate this story through the newly released PA Route 6 Visitors Guide and Character Areas Map, developed in partnership by PA Route 6 Alliance and its tourism partners with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).