Near the state's other big metro area, Pittsburgh, Raccoon Creek State Park is an hour away with a lakefront beach that's open all summer long. Head north from Pittsburgh, and Moraine State Park encompasses one of the state's best lake beaches, Lake Arthur, offering 42 miles of shoreline to help beat the heat.
Of course, these are only a couple of mentions to start your summer fling in the Keystone State. Just up ahead, find lots more information on where to cool down when temperatures begin to rise in Pennsylvania.
Lake Beaches in Eastern Pennsylvania - Read this USA Today guide for a good overview of where to go in summer with information on places to cool off in the Poconos, Hills Creek State Park, and Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Best Pennsylvania Beaches - The best beaches to head for at Presque Isle with great overviews of Budny Beach and Pine Tree Beach.