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 […]
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 and food concessions are available. Pleasant Valley Beach has a sand volleyball court, and a disc golf course is located in the Lakeview Day Use Area.
Sailboats, rowboats, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats and pontoon boats may be rented in the summer. Races and regattas for sailboats are held throughout the summertime. Windsurfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and trail biking are commonplace, with bike rental available.
The waterfowl observation deck will provide viewing of frogs, great blue heron, short green heron, belted kingfisher, loons, osprey, and bald eagles.
A backpacker shelter exists, and organized group tenting with water, tables, and grills, but no showers can be reserved in the summer. Eleven modern cabins are available for rent year-round. These electrically heated cabins sleep six people and have two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen, and dining/living area.
Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, iceboating, ice fishing, and ice skating.
Located in Pennsylvania’s Pine Grove Furnace State Park, about two miles from the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, the Museum is halfway between Maine and Georgia. Appropriately, the Museum is housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact, a structure built more than […]
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 of enclosures and provide scenic views.
The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites who also powered their industries with the water of the Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders of early American life.
Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields, picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil, natural environs.
The David Bradford House is full of 18th Century History, Architecture, and Antiques. The House is lovely and filled with lovely things. Appreciate the history as you tour the beautifully decorated house. Step out back to the kitchen and see what foods are being prepared and then make a stop at the Sign of the Seven Stars Tavern where the Rebellion began.
The Mishler Theatre is well known through Pennsylvania for not only being a beautiful building with first class live entertainment but also for it’s ghostly tales. There have been many testimonies of the hauntings at this historic theater yet none as credible as the testimony of a local 12 year old girl.
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.
Kalahari Resorts includes an indoor Waterpark with a lazy river, body and tube slides, and plenty of indoor fun for the whole family. The waterpark has a retractable roof, but regardless of the weather conditions outside, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable air and water […]
Dutch Wonderland is one of the top parks in the US for kids and it is no ‘Wonder’!
Most of the rides at Dutch Wonderland are suited for children of all ages, from roller coasters, to a merry-go-round, a steamboat, flumes and bumper cars.
The park is quite scenic and realy lends itself to a nice stroll and great family time.
As always, don’t forget to check out the website for more information.
Old Mill Village Museum, a site on the Endless Mountains Heritage Trail, began 30 years ago when concerned citizens realized the wealth of our area’s heritage was in danger of being lost forever unless action was taken to preserve the historical artifacts and trades from […]
The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into the huge tract of public land.