Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults…
The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.
Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the educational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds.
The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which create the lake. The creeks have lots of yellow clay in the banks and bottoms.
This area offers hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, boating, swimming and fishing. In the winter you can also icefish, ice skate, ice boat, snowmobile, sled and tubing, and cross country skiing.
Camping Cabins and Yurts are available by reservation.
Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boyscout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service. Most people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.
Alpine Mountain offers skiing (21 Trails), snowboarding including a half pipe, and 6 chutes for snow tubing. There is more, including lessons and a full service ski lodge. Located in the Pocono Mountains, Alpine is not one of the larger resorts, but because of that, the lines are usually shorter than some ski areas.
Independence Seaport Museum is located at Penns Landing in Phildelphia. The museum is home to the galleries, a wooden boat building workshop, the Olympia and what seems to be the kids favorite, the World War II Submarine Becuna. Permanent and temporary exhibits are shown at…
Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. There are fifteen historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764. Eighty percent of the park is dedicated…
Worlds End State Park is in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. The scenery is spectacular, especially the June mountain laurel and fall foliage. Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, provides outstanding views.…
The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, set in Altoona at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, has duplicated life in Altoona when the Pennsylvania Railroad was booming, back in the early 1950s.
There are three floors to the museum and each floor has a unique prespective of Pennsylvania History. They allow you to take your time and explore what it was like to work in different areas of the Pnnsylvania Railroad.
Sit and watch the short films about railroading in the Altoona Railroad Museum Theater.
The third floor is the Children’s Museum and hands on! They have toy trains the kids love playing with while mom and dad go browse the museum.
1500 Glenn White Road
Altoona, PA 16602
Penn’s Cave is the only all-water cavern in Pennsylvania. The guided tour lasts one hour through the limestone cavern. The cavern tour is by motorboat which winds through the caverns and passageways. Don’t forget your camera or video camera, but you will definitely need…