Defy Gravity at Gravity Hill


Take a meandering 20-minute detour off US Route 30, in New Paris, Pa., and you’ll find a lonely stretch of road known as Gravity Hill. Here, your car will appear to defy gravity, rolling uphill on a downhill slope.

You drive to where the starting point is spray-painted on the road, put your car in neutral and let go of the brake. Here’s what happens:


{Want to know the secret? It’s an optical illusion.}

My family really got a kick out of Gravity Hill. It’s a fun pit-stop in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania. And after defying gravity, I recommend a stop at the Shawnee Country Market on Route 30 for ice cream.




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