Middle Ridge United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania
If you're driving on scenic U.S. Highway 6 through north-central Pennsylvania, I recommend a short side trip from Wellsboro to see the tiny and picturesque Middle Ridge United Methodist Church.
Built of hemlock blocks and painted bright red, the house of worship looks like an early New England church. It originally stood a few miles from here, but was moved here 107 years ago. Inside, marvel at the beautiful stained glass windows that include the names of the founders--including my parents!
The 35 members of this well-maintained church welcome visitors for 11 a.m. Sunday worship. You can visit anytime, though; just sign the guestbook.
Wellsboro is located where Highway 6 meets State Highway 287, about 50 miles north of Williamsport. The church is on the northwest side of State Highway 660, about 6 miles west of Wellsboro and 2 miles east of Leonard Harrison State Park, the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania".
There's no telephone at the church; for further information, call the Tioga County Visitors Bureau at 1-570/724-0635.