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Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Perched on the top of the Allegheny Plateau, Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Stay overnight to extend your stay so you can 

Varden Conservation Area

Varden Conservation Area

The gift of veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 343-acre Varden Conservation Area is in Wayne County. This magnanimous gift of land is a pristine area in a once-remote section of the state that now is beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be 

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species – from African Penguins to Zebras. It is located in the Trexler Nature preserve, which was established in 1906. The zoo was contructed in 1974 – but only recently (2006) the operations were taken over by the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society.

The first exhibit you will find in this 29 acre zoo, is the penguin exhibit. There are daily feedings that you can watch as well.

The zoo was accredited in 2006 by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

While your’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

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.

Big Boulder Ski and Snowboard Park

Big Boulder Ski and Snowboard Park

Big Boulder is part of the Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski resort. Big Boulder has a 475′ vertical drop with 16 slopes and 55 acres of ski-able area. All of its 55 acres have man made snow making – a technology that was actually developed at 

Martin Guitar Museum

Martin Guitar Museum

The Martin Guitar Museum is a centre for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. Attractive displays showcase over 170 exquisitely crafted guitars that parallel our 174-year history. Through six generations, our Company’s legendary heritage has helped create music history and define musical culture. 

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.

Boiling Springs Pool

Boiling Springs Pool

The Boiling Springs Pool was built in 1927 and is the oldest pool in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.  Four pools, three waterslides and a full service snack bar are ready to keep you entertained for the whole day. There is plenty of grass areas, sun and 

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park

The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of PA has a huge amount of exhibits and information available, covering the history of railroading in the United States.

You can see the history and heritage of the old steam trains to the technology and advancement through the years.  Over 100 vintage engines and cars are in the museum, restored to their original colors and glory.  Old rail signs and rail artifacts are on display as well, with the stories of the men that worked the railroads.

Be sure to check their website and plan your visit on a day when one of the numerous special events are occurring.  Group tours and special admission rates may be available.

Tussey Mountain

Tussey Mountain

Tussey Mountain was originally operated as a public ski area under the name of Skimont during the 1960’s. After sitting idle for a few years, the mountain was re-opened as a private club in the mid 1970’s under the name Bald Knob Ski Club. In 

Hyner View State Park

Hyner View State Park

This small park features one of the nicest overlooks in the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks and is popular for hang gliding.  Hyner Run State Park is nearby.

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.