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Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom State Park is surrounded by the huge Tiadaghton State Forest and provides visitors with a welcome rest area. Visitors often use the parking area of this small roadside picnic site for access to hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting on forest land.

Camelbeach Waterpark

Camelbeach Waterpark

CamelBeach is the summer alter-ego of Camelback ski resort in the Poconos. Boasting over 20 waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and the Flow Rider inland surfing system, Camelbeach is a fun and exciting summertime destination in the Poconos. The Titan is the large…

Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Country Visitor Center

Here is something that you don’t get to do everyday and seeing elk firsthand is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Pennsylvania Elk Country.
Here are a few pointers that might make it easier spotting elk.

During mating season, bull elk can often be seen at the forest edge preparing to battle other males for the right to mate. This happens in the Fall.
In colder months, elk typically seek warmth and shelter among the trees. The evergreen forests provide good cover, and trees provide cold-weather food for these animals.

As the weather gets warmer and food becomes more plentiful, elk move to the meadows to feed on the grasses. The center plants alfalfa, timothy, clover, and winter wheat to name a few.

The best times to view are early in the morning, just after day light and in the hours before dark. Just remember, like us, wildlife does not like the heat. They will bed down in the shade where it is coolest during the day.

Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam State Park

The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch or just relax. The beautiful day use area is wonderful for a picnic or hike. In 1927,…

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park

While you’re there you can visit the Pennsylvania Spillway and it’s incredible phenomenom of “ducks walking on water”, where the fish come to be feed by the visitors and are so dense, the duck walk along their backs to share the food!

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain. From the summit, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of a vast portion of eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and New York.

The park will close seven days after the end of deer season in December and will reopen as conditions permit in the spring.

Big Pocono State Park facilities are maintained in cooperation with the Camelback Ski Corporation.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Straddling Peters Mountain, the 370-acre Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area is dominated by large hardwood trees. This large block of nearly unbroken forest is a haven for wildlife like forest warblers and other deep-woods animals. A main attraction to the conservation area is the elaborate…

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove

Admission and Parking is free – so get on out to Elysburg and enjoy the park.  Rides do cost though and a day pass is only $31 (2011).  There are traditional, new and favorite amusement rides, plus a huge swimming pool, rope climb and waterslides.…

Laurel Hill State Park

Laurel Hill State Park

Laurel Hill State Park consists of 3,935 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands. A trail system invites visitors to hike and explore the park and observe the diversity of plants and wildlife. Hemlock Trail passes through a beautiful stand of old growth hemlocks.

Erie Art Museum

Erie Art Museum

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!

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs, and covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic. Since the early 1970s, the center…

Laurel Summit State Park

Laurel Summit State Park

This scenic picnic area is operated by the Bureau of State Parks. The 6-acre area offers picnic tables, a pavilion, water, and restroom. The area is 2,739 feet above sea level and several degrees cooler than surrounding towns. This area also provides trailhead parking for Spruce Flats bog and Wolf Rocks.

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…

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Kinzua Bridge State Park

The 329-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park is in McKean County and features remnants of the 2,053-foot railroad bridge (viaduct) that was a National Engineering Landmark. A tornado has knocked down much of the bridge. The bridge overlook gives great views of the viaduct and the…

Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol Museum

The hometown of Andy Warhol is also home to the Andy Warhol Museum, a six story facility with exhibits of Warhol’s paintings and films, plus rotating exhibits throughout the year.

Everything that you would expect, like the soup cans and brillo paintings are there, plus many other interests which you may not have been aware of.

If you have young kids, there is a section to avoid, but it is clearly marked.

The museum is one of four in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh group. The others are the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center.