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Tipton Waterworks

Tipton Waterworks

The Tipton Waterworks is part of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and is the best way in the Allegheny Mountain region to cool off in the summertime. Tube Waterslides, Bodyslides, Tipping Buckets and more fill the park with crisp col water. Top that off with the…

Elk State Park

Elk State Park

The 3,192-acre Elk State Park is in the rugged mountains of northern Pennsylvania. The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is large enough for unlimited horsepower boating and is great for water-skiing. The lake and nearby streams are stocked with warm-water and cold-water fish.

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 still thrills readers today. Come imagine Poe’s life on Seventh Street, his only surviving residence in Philadelphia.

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the “America: Through Immigrant Eyes” exhibit; the Johnstown Children’s Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the…

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

In 1871, Crystal Caves was discovered in the hillside of … farmland while his son and an assistant were mining limestone.   The cave was carefully protected and by 1872, the cave had railings and steps built, a cave tour put together, and the public could…

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, located in the Brandywine Valley and situated on 1050 acres.

With 20 outdoor gardens and 20 indoor, heated greenhouses, plus meadows, fountains and over 11,000 different types of plants, Longwood Gardens will occupy a full day of exploring.

Go to the website to review current events and special seasonal festivals to get the most out of the gardens.

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.…

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

This is an amazing piece of Americana! Built by hand starting at the turn of the century by Laurence Gieringer. Taking him 60 years to complete, the village is more than 8,000 square feet set at three different levels for optimum viewing.

Worlds End State Park

Worlds End State Park

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.

Picnicking, sightseeing (including canyon views), swimming, fishing, whitewater boating and hiking are all available at the Worlds End State Park. A snack bar (operated seasonally) may also be available.

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is located in north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing, sailing and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl. Boating is very popular including sailboat racing which attracts offshore spectators. The park offers…

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings…

State Museum of Pennsylvania

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Adjacent to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building in Harrisburg, The State Museum offers exhibits and exquisite collections interpreting the state’s fascinating heritage. From the dawn of geologic time, to the Native American experience, colonial and revolutionary beginnings, and a pivotal Civil War battleground through the Commonwealth’s vast industrial age,The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday

Tuscarora State Park

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Mountain seems to drop right into the southern side of Tuscarora Lake. The scenic picnic area plays host to many day trips and family reunions and the lake is a popular fishing spot. The 1,618-acre park is home to the Park Office and Visitor…

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Beavers abound in the area with a large active colony. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make…

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

If you really want to get to the heart of Amish, hand-made furniture, then this is it.
George’s Furniture is a second-generation family-owned business located in the farmlands of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is still made the old-fashion way – handcrafted.

George founded George’s Woodcrafts in 1970. The business has operated at the present farm location just outside historic Maytown since 1975.

They take you into the woodshop to see step-by-step how their furniture is made.  You’ll see where they dry the wood, watch it being cut out, turned, and assembled.

You could call it a factory tour, but it’s not  a factory, just a woodshop followed up with a guided walk-through of their furniture showrooms.

It’s amazing how they start with simple wood and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture that will surely become the next antique to be past down in your family. It’s an experience you will always remember.