Wellsboro is a small town of just over 3,000 in northcentral PA . The county seat of Tioga County, Wellsboro appears to be bigger than that because of the large and charming downtown. It is a popular tourist center because of that downtown, which features antique gas lamps and beautiful stores, homes, buildings, and a very large central park. It is by far the nicest town in the area for a long ways. There are several very popular festivals during the year including the Laurel Festival in mid-June. The area is popular with retirees because it is so attractive and because the outdoors offers many possibilities. The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania is in a nearby State Park and well worth a visit. The area is booming because of energy development (fracking) and that has created some conflict between local residents, tourists, and the people who are making a living in the energy boom.