Moraine State Park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement, as it has been restored from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Swimming is permitted at two sand beaches in the summer: Pleasant Valley Beach, and Lakeview Beach. Showers, changing facilities […]
The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. A walk along the 60-mile towpath […]
On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, and of triumphant recovery. You’ll see exhibits, a 3-D multimedia presentation and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Tickets include admission to the Heritage Discovery Center. For more information, call 888-222-1889 or visit www.jaha.org.
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.
Imagine walking through a beating human heart. Watching science in motion. Discovering the body, electric, the stars and more all in the same day! The Franklin Institute offers 3 floors of learning, including 9 permanent exhibits and many traveling exhibits. Visitors can learn about the […]
In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public. The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era. Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns.
Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent and comfortable 52 degrees year round.
A 45 minute guided tour will take you through the history and geological formations.
Tip: As of this writing, there is a printable coupon on the website.
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large […]
Mt. Pisgah State Park is in the scenic Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier. Mt. Pisgah has an elevation 2,260 feet. A dam on Mill Creek forms Stephen Foster Lake. Boating is permitted on Stephen Foster Lake, with mooring spaces and boat rentals available. […]
The Children’s Museum has a mission, which is to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor.
By offering over 50 exhibits, the museum provides hands-on educational experiences which allow children of all ages can enjoy and participate.
All of the exhibits maintained by the museum are educational and hands on.
Set on 92 Acres, the Morris Arboretum is Pennsylvania’s Official Arboretum. Open all year, patrons can experience all the seasons and see some of Pennsylvania’s oldest trees. There are over 13,000 plants to explore and learn about.
There are many attractions included in the arboretum, but the favorite is “Out on a Limb”, the tree house, 50ft in the air. With netting and a human-size nest, visitors can get a birds eye view of the facility.