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Pennsylvania ... one of my top 5 Hills From Hell states.Pennsylvania has a region called "the endless mountains". Need I say more?
However,once you get over all the Hills From Hell (and the endless mountains) and get down into one of the river valleys,like the Susquehanna, there is near level to gently rolling terrain for relatively easy cycling.

The Delaware river forms the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When I had lived in central NJ, I had belonged to the Central Jersey bicycle club. There were quite a number of rides that went into neighboring PA. This would mostlly be in Bucks county and typicaly along the river. My very first bicycle rally held at a college, was in Millersville in 1978 (GEAR '78). I, and other members of the CJBC, rode from central NJ over the Hills From Hell of south-central PA,to the rally.

However,just before the above,and just after my 1976 Bikecentenial (now Adventure Cycling) fully supported tour across Virginia, (FYI: Virginia is my number 2 HFH state) I had ridden solo camping out, non-supported, from central New Jersey to Valley Forge in 1977. In addition to some day rides that crossed over into Pennsylvania, the CJBC had several overnight weekend short trips into this state. One of those was a ride to the Weisel Youth Hostel near Quakertown.