The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch or just relax. The beautiful day use area is wonderful for a picnic or hike. In 1927, […]
Month: January 2019
Did you know that you use oil or gas everyday? Even if you don’t drive or have oil heat, there thousands of things we use each day that are petroleum based. We invite you to enjoy a visit to the Drake Well Museum, where in August of 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the oil well that launched the modern petroleum industry.
For the past 80 years this site has been preserved. Though the original engine house didn’t survive,the heart of the museum is a board-for-board replica. The site features operating machinery that shows how the oil was pumped, stored and transported and over 520 artifacts are exhibited. While you’re there see how the barrels are made by the cooper and check out the blacksmith.
When you’re done at the museum take the time to enjoy the rest of the 240 acres. Bring a picnic, take a hike, fish or ride a bike. Even take a ride on the Titusville Railroad.
Come early and make a day of it!
Upper Pine Bottom State Park is surrounded by the huge Tiadaghton State Forest and provides visitors with a welcome rest area. Visitors often use the parking area of this small roadside picnic site for access to hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting on forest land.
Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults […]
Kennett Square has the highest concentration of Underground Railroad Stations in the U.S.
Otherwise known as the “trackless trail”, the underground railroad was used by slaves on their quest for freedom to travel from the south safely to the north. Americans whose courage led them to risk much, just to live a decent life.
The Kennett Underground Railroad Center takes visitors back in history to a time when slavery existed in our nation. Follow that trail, meet the people, hear the legends and learn the facts. Understand why the underground railroad is one of the greatest and most revered events in our country’s history.
If there’s one tour you take before school starts, this one is it. This is a great experience for kids and adults alike.
Tours will depart from the Chester County Visitors Center at Longwood Gardens’ entrance, reservation required. Donation suggested.
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 […]
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas and peaceful solitude.
The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round, and daily during the summer season.
Tobyhanna State Park is in scenic Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 5,440-acre park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder.” Gouldsboro State Park is nearby.
One of the most popular winter attractions in the region! AvalancheXpress snow tubing is a thrilling downhill experience for the whole family! With multiple downhill runs, including “Xtreme”, intermediate and family lanes – there’s something for everyone! What’s better, tubers enjoy fast moving lines and […]