Month: August 2018

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 […]

Crayola Factory Tour

Crayola Factory Tour

Talk about one of those places where a kid can be a kid! The Crayola factory has more than a dozen exhibits that are hands-on! Kids don’t just look at the colors and crayons, they create and participate.  Exhibits include Crayon Manufacturing, Inside Out (a […]

LancasterHistory.Org

LancasterHistory.Org

LancasterHistory.org is a combination of the Lancaster County’s Historical Society and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. This large campus  contains not only an archive, library and exhibition gallery, it also has on it’s ground the Tanger Arboretum.

This national landmark has just reopened in the spring of 2013 after completing a 19,755 sq ft addition. This will now include new research facilities. learning centers, collection storage areas and educational auditorium.

Part of their initiative is to make the center more park-like and visitor friendly. The arboretum contains aver 100 different species of trees.

There is a separate charge for Wheatland.

Late tours on Tuesday and Thursdays

 

 

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by […]

Turkey Hill Experience

Turkey Hill Experience

Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your own ice cream flavor in our NEW Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get unlimited free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend.

Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun are all available each weekend from late September until Halloween.

As of 2011, the price includes 3 of 5 attractions, plus 2 bonus features.  Check website for more information.

Milton State Park

Milton State Park

Milton State Park is an 82-acre island on the West Branch Susquehanna River, between the Boroughs of Milton and West Milton. The northern half of the park has day use facilities with a seasonal restroom and the southern half remains in a wooded state for […]

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

“Play with Real Stuff” is a quote on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s website. That statement is what drives the museums permanent exhibits, which encourage children to build, play and ‘work’, all in fun while learning the physics and mechanics of the way things in […]

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is set alongside the Monongahela River on an old rail yard for a steelworks facility.

Opened in 1989, Sandcastle now boasts 14 attractions, including slides, pools, kids play areas and the worlds largest hot tub.

Among the waterslides are the Blue Tubaluba, the Boardwalk Blasters, Lightning Express and more!

The kids can relax in Wet Willie’s Water Works, while adults can cool off in the Sandbar Pool or the Lazy River.

Sandcastle is only minutes from Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle”, proving that you don’t need to drive hours from the city to get to a wet and wild water attraction.

Of course, if you don’t live in Pittsburgh, it is worth your while to make the drive!

Spring Mountain Ski Area

Spring Mountain Ski Area

Spring Mountain is the mountain where everyone begins their family tradition of Skiing, Snowboarding or Snow tubing. There simply is no better place to make the most of Winter. Spring Mountain has 8 trails, two snow tubing runs, four lifts, a terrain park and half-pipe, […]


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