I visted Mount Davis with Diane Baker on a three-state highpoint trip
which also included West Virginia and Maryland. The roads in this
vicinity can be rather confusing. The Holmes book, which is usually
quite helpful, didn't do much to clear up the confusion. Once you
get in the general area, however, there are signs. Good luck finding
your way back to the main highway if you want to leave in a different
direction like we did.
Mount Davis is located in a state natural area. There is a paved road
to the top. The surrounding area is wooded gently rolling hills. The
scenery is pleasant but not noteworthy.
On the summit is an informational plaque, an observation tower, and a
U.S.G.S. marker. The observation deck gets you above the treetops
and provides a wide-ranging view in all directions. Someone there said
you can see five states on a clear day. I would believe four, (PA, WV,
MD and VA), but five, (OH), may be stretching things a bit.
While you're in the area you might want to take in some other local
sights. I recommend Ohiopyle Falls and Frank Lloyd Wright's
masterwork, the famous Fallingwater house.