The massive Eastern State Penitentiary – a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood – was once the most famous prison in the world. It has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as well as the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunter’s. With stark towers …
The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls. …
In 1756, the Pennsylvania General Assembly decided to build a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains to protect it’s citizens against the French during the ongoing war. It is at one of these forts, Fort Loudoun, that the first armed uprising against royal troops took place. Fort Loudon is one of three fort set into the mountains along the Mason-Dixon line.
Come out and walk in the footsteps our soldiers took more than 250 years ago. Imagine the hardships, see how the lived.
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 …
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an entire city block where art happens, and this place fascinates me!
I can’t think of any other building where you can see the displays, talk with the artists or try your hand at their craft. The six buildings and 145,000 square feet of space offer everything from 200 arts-based classes every 10 weeks, to 45 artists working in their professional studios.
They have a calendar that includes Glass Blowing and Ceramics to Metal Smithing and Poetry. There’s a class level for every age so whether your taking your kids for the day or planning on starting a life-long hobby, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!
Nockamixon State Park is located in Bucks County. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.
Boating is popular on Lake Nockamixon with marina slips in high demand. Canoes, motorboats, rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks and pontoon boats are available for rental. Timed whitewater releases from the dam provide a a whitewater experience for rafters twice a year. The paved bicycle trail accommodates bikers and pedestrians, fourteen miles of trails accommodate horseback riders, and there are an additional thirty-five miles of trails for hikers.
A swimming pool complex boasts water slides, fountains, and a snack bar. Swimming lessons and aerobics are offered as well. Picnicking is available in multiple areas of the park, and an 18-hole disc golf course is located near the children’s fishing pond.
For overnight stays, the Weisel Hostel is located in the northwest corner of the park. Otherwise there are ten modern cabins for year-round rental which include furnishings and electric heat.
Winter activities include ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and sledding.
White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park. Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available. The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest …
The People’s Path, and America’s First National Scenic Trail `The body of the Trail is provided by the lands it traverses, and its soul is in the living stewardship of the volunteers and workers of the Appalachian Trail community.` -from the Appalachian Trail Management Principles, …
The Toy Robot Museum is located in Adamstown, Pennsylvania and is owned and operated by Joe Knedlhans. Joe’s passion started in 1986 when his wife gave him a robot as a gift,after that he was hooked. At that time Joe was working with as a SWAT member for the NYPD. This museum is a far cry from the NYPD.
Robot toys are largely modern inventions. They are usually constructed of metal or plastic and made between 1950 and the present. However, at the robot museum. Joe has an early wooden robot from the Jolin Company of Appleton, Wisconsin. This robot is rare and is shown here along with robot books and robot art.
Joe still has that first robot. It’s in his museum, but it’s nearly lost among thousands of other robots he’s accumulated since.
Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids. When you’re through there’s a small souvenir shop to pick up a remeberance of your visit.