WHITE HAVEN — One of the best things about hiking in central Pennsylvania is the close proximity to some stunning waterfalls. From the dozens of falls at Ricketts Glen State Park to the hidden gems at state parks and forests throughout the region, the sights and sounds of waterfalls always manage to get your heart pumping.

An especially dry summer has all but reduced many area waterfalls to little more than a trickle, if that. Several area streams that feed some of the larger rivers and creeks — especially those feeding Loyalsock and Pine creeks — are almost completely dry. Recent rains have some coming back to life, but most will likely remain little more than a trickle until snow melt fills the waterways again.

Chris Brady is managing editor at The Standard-Journal and can be reached at chris@standard-journal.com.

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