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If you aren’t a fan of snow, then many areas of Pennsylvania are not the place for you. The Keystone State gets lots of snow each winter season, and sometimes that bleeds into the fall and spring months, too.

Now, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Pennsylvania has one of the snowiest cities in the U.S.

So, what’s No. 1? According to the famed publication, Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan has been the snowiest city in America over the last 30 years. “One of the oldest French settlements in North America, Sault Ste. Marie is located near the bank of a river which connects Lake Huron and Lake Superior,” the publication states. “With lake-effect snow, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the snowiest places in the United States.”

What about Pennsylvania? Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the No. 5 most snowy city in the U.S. “Noticing a trend? Erie is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie; it’s the only port on the Great Lakes,” the publication states. “This city is a very snowy place to live with 80.9 inches on average. Its winters are moderately cold, with heavy lake-effect snow.”

According to the Almanac, the information they used came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is based on a 30-year average. Weather states across America report the weather data. They only include cities with a population of more than 10,000 people.

Other cities on the list for getting tons of snow include Syracuse, New York; Juneau, Alaska; Duluth, Minnesota; Muskegon, Michigan; Burlington, Vermont; Casper, Wyoming; Portland, Maine; and Worcester, Massachusetts. Find the full tally here.

Pennsylvania Has 2 of the Most 'Magical Winter Towns' in the U.S.

  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, sounds like a great Christmas town, judging by the name, and it is a perfect holiday spot. Trips to Discover states, “Bethlehem is an obvious place to visit for Christmas, with its annual Christkindlmarkt inspired by the markets of Germany and a top Christmas market in the U.S., but it offers a whole lot more throughout the winter months.” It’s a great area for skiing and snowboarding.

  • New Hope, Pennsylvania

    New Hope, Pennsylvania, is beautiful this time of year. Trips to Discover states, “New Hope is like walking into an antique snow globe in the winter and as you stroll the streets downtown, you can check out unique boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and more.”

  • Lake Placid, New York

    Heading to the New York area? Lake Placid, New York, is a choice stop for the holidays. Trips to Discover states, “Nestled in the Adirondacks, Lake Placid has hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice, so you know your odds are good when it comes to snow and winter activities. Visitors can even ride the Lake Placid Toboggan Chut, which was converted from a 30-foot-high ski jump.”

  • New York City, New York

    There’s no city like New York City! Trips to Discover states, “Temperatures may be below freezing, but New York City will be livelier than ever in the winter. Enjoy the scene at Rockefeller Center with its famous ice rink, snow-covered Central Park, and winter markets throughout the season, or visit for larger-than-life holiday attractions, including the Times Square Ball, which drops from a height of 141 feet to mark the New Year.” If you’ve never been to New York City during the holidays, now if your chance.

  • Skaneateles, New York

    Another popular New York holiday destination is Skaneateles. Trips to Discover states, “Set on one of the scenic Finger Lakes in Upstate, the town of Skaneateles has a vibrant downtown with lots of festivities to enjoy during the holidays along with plenty of dining, shopping, and opportunities to sample the local wine.” It offers plenty of skiing, too.

  • Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

    Of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Trips to Discover states, “The charming town of Elkhart Lake is the quintessential winter wonderland during the season. You’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy it from snowshoeing and ice fishing to spa experiences and brewery tastings.”

  • Frankenmuth, Michigan

    Frankenmuth is the Christmas spotlight of America. Trips to Discover states, “Frankenmuth is a Bavarian-style town that’s ideal to visit around Christmas, drawing many to enjoy the festivities that include everything from a Christmas tree light show to sleigh rides.” It offers so much holiday fun.

  • Marquette, Michigan

    Going up north to Marquette, Trips to Discover states, “Marquette sees an annual average of 200 inches of snowfall. It sits along the shores of Lake Superior and is often blanketed in the white powder while nearly 75 miles of cross-country ski trails, 60 miles of groomed trails for fat bikes, and 400 miles of snowmobile trails await. The daring can even try winter surfing.” It’s certainly beautiful this time of year.

  • Holland, Michigan

    Of course Holland, Michigan, is on this list. My uncle lives near there, and it’s a delightful spot. Trips to Discover states, “Nestled along Lake Michigan, Holland may be medium sized but it feels more like a small town.”

  • Munising, Michigan

    Munising, Michigan, is one of the top picks on Trips to Discover’s list. The outlet states, “The breathtaking ice walls can be marveled at from various angles, or even climbed, with rental equipment and lessons available for beginners. Over the second weekend in February, the annual Michigan Ice Fest offers climbing classes and seminars conducted by world-class climbers.” Sounds like fun!

  • Source: Trips to Discover

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