Month: February 2019

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park is in Allegheny County in Harmar Township, just southwest of the borough of Cheswick. Established in 1980, the park is composed of three alluvial islands in the middle of the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh. The islands have a total area…

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run State Park, a 595 acre facility, is in Potter County. The state park offers camping – with flush toilets and hot showers, hiking and swimming in the summertime. During the winter there are snowmobile trails, and ice skating is available, weather permitting. Fishing…

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Elk Mountain dates back to 1959 and was one of the first ski areas on PA.

With 27 trails, Elk has some of the most challenging terrain around.

The ScareHouse

The ScareHouse

One of America’s Best Haunted Houses is located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh! The ScareHouse, named as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions by Travel Channel, resides in a historic building that holds decades of paranormal activity. A team of expert effects artists and set…

US Army Heritage and Education Center

US Army Heritage and Education Center

The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica is a walk through zoo and is part of Hersheypark. As a North American zoological exhibit, you will see plants and animals that are native to North America (no monkeys or giraffes) According to their website (which has quite a bit of information, by…

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…