I think this is pretty fricking stupid.
Sure, a great deal of NE's cities aren't all that great. But for most of us, a city is like an hour or 2 away.
Really anything along I-80 is good, like the rest stops have a little bit of stuff, also pretty much every town has a park, and most cities have tons of them and a few big ones.
So why is there a severe lack of PK/FR? I do not know...