Now that’s a deep hole. This is allegedly the largest pothole in the world, though I haven’t seen anything official confirming this. The pothole was found accidentally in 1884 when miners were blasting underground. The pothole was cleared out and was initially a privately owned tourist attraction. It’s now a state park and free of admission. Visitors are fewer in number, as it seems looking down a large hole has lost its appeal. It is interesting for a few seconds, but I found myself thinking, “Next!”
The top of the pothole is fenced off but has a small observation deck going part of the way over it. I was annoyed to see garbage at the bottom of it, but that’s to be expected I guess. Even though I visited in the middle of May, there was still some snow and ice at the bottom.
Archbald Pothole is just off US-6 BUS in Archbald.