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Chapman State Park

Chapman State Park

The 805-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast area of wilderness.

Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park is a 1,085-acre park in the beautiful Allens Valley of Fulton County. The state forest land surrounding the park furnishes visitors with an abundance of natural beauty during all seasons of the year.

Martin Guitar Factory

Martin Guitar Factory

At the Martin Guitar factory tour, you will see how guitars are made by skilled craftsmen using old world tools.

Tours are on a first come, first served basis. Group tours can be scheduled at different times (check the website).

Non-flash camera photography is allowed.

The video below is Part 1 of 6 parts.  It is quite long, but very interesting.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park is 2,856-acres and features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom continues to be the most complete and affordable family entertainment destination in the region.  The entire family gets a double dose of fun with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – two great parks for the price of one. For the little 

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

This imposing stone and reinforced concrete tower is 120 feet tall and sits atop Mt. Penn, The tower, which is owned by the City of Reading , was built in 1939 as a fire observation tower and tourist attraction.

 A spiral staircase containing 120 steel steps leads to an enclosed observation deck. The deck is encased in glass block for year round enjoyment. From there you’re able to see as far as 5th and Penn sts.

The Tower has a copper lightening rod that runs the height of the building.

  Pagoda-skyline Inc, composed of private citizens,was started in 1969 and is the fund-raising group that now takes care of what has become the area now known as Mount William Penn.

The Tower is only opened the Third Saturday of each month.

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain has the fun you seek… and it’s all in the perfect location, only 75 miles from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley, 15 miles from the Lehigh Valley and 165 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. Come and ski Blue Mountain – with its 1,082-foot vertical, plenty of 

H2ooohh!

H2ooohh!

H20ooohh is an Indoor Family Waterpark located at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos. They feature Pennsylvania’s FIRST indoor Flow Rider – endless surfing wave – the Komodo Dragon! In keeping with the tropical/jungle theme, you can ride various slides like the Viper, Pirahna and 

Nescopeck State Park

Nescopeck State Park

Bordered on the south by steep Mount Yeager and on the north by Nescopeck Mountain, Nescopeck State Park encompasses wetlands, rich forests and many diverse habitats. Nescopeck Creek, a favorite of anglers, meanders through the park.

Nineteen miles of hiking trails uncover unique wildlife habitats. The nine-acre Lake Frances offers trout, bass, and pan fishing. In the wintertime, cross-coutry skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities. The environmental education center offers hands-on learning activities to educate guests about the park’s natural biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and environmental issues facing society. The two hundred acres of wetlands and forest offer a diverse wildlife observation experience.

Lost River Caverns

Lost River Caverns

Way back in 1883, while digging on a limestone quarry site, the Lost River Caverns was ‘opened’ up accidentally.  In 1930, handrails were added so that visitors and tourist could view the natural formations that have occured. Its Crystal Chapel has been the site of 

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe 

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek offers two lakes–Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.

Disc Golf: Two courses, winding through the woods by Hopewell Lake, attract visitors of all ages, year-round. This activity (sometimes referred to as Frisbee golf) is a favorite sport for individuals and families. The challenge of tossing a flying disc through the woods is unmatched by any other sport. Friendly local enthusiasts are always willing to give advice to first-time golfers. Score cards and maps are available at each course.

Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

With its convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County, easy access from major area roadways, free parking, beautiful animals and gardens, it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Elmwood Park Zoo as one of the most popular destinations in the region. Come join 

Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway

The iconic “Tricky Triangle” is NASCAR’s home in Pennsylvania. Twice each summer the excitement of NASCAR roars through the Pocono Mountains. In 2016, NASCAR returns for its 42nd year! This year’s action includes the Pocono ARCA 200 on June 3rd, the Inaugural XFINITY Series 250 

Erie Art Museum

Erie Art Museum

In 1898 a group of artists came together to form The Art Club of Erie. The new organization met at the Art Gallery in the new Public Library on Perry Square, where it would make its home for the next half century.  The Art Club moved, together with the Erie Public Museum, to the Watson-Curtze Mansion on West Sixth Street in the 1940’s, and in 1956 moved to a building of their own. The building  gradually became known as the Art Center, and  the first professional Director was hired in 1968.

As the Erie Art Center expanded it now includes  a traveling exhibition program ,  a darkroom , frame shop, studios for artists , ceramics studio , and commenced the Contemporary Music Series.

What’s now known as the Erie Art Museum continues to grow and expand so you never know what you’ll find on your next visit!