Month: February 2019

Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park

The 3,452-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County. The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake […]

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 is available year round, including on the lake when it is frozen solid.

Maples and cherries dominate a mixed northern hardwood forest that surrounds the 45-acre Lyman Run Lake.

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 […]

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the “America: Through Immigrant Eyes” exhibit; the Johnstown Children’s Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the Galliker’s Cafe and the 4th Floor Ethnic Social Club. The HDC is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Welcome!

New in 2001, the Center’s interactive exhibits let you experience first-hand what it was like to be an immigrant to Johnstown around the turn of the century, building a better life here. It’s a national story told in a local context! Tickets also include admission to the Johnstown Flood Museum.

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 […]

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Thomas T. Taber was always interested in history. As a young boy he discovered the railroad while walking home from school and stopped to talk to the railway men. After that he never looked back.

With money invested in stocks as he worked through College, then the Army and later marriage and raising a family,Thomas started funding worthwhile projects. Helping the Muncy School district, planting 157 trees downtown over 2 years.

When he retired he continued talking to people and learning about history.  Everything he did was strictly as a volunteer. He said you couldn’t pay him to do what he loved.

The Lycoming County Historical Society, founded in 1907, is a historical museum, preserving the cultural heritage of Northcentral Pennsylvania.They are one of the benefactors of Thomas T. Taber.

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life. Among one of their many exhibits of course….. are 300  trains.

 

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Looking to cool off at one of the best waterparks in the world? Look no further than Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Visitors to Wildwater Kingdom enjoy one of the largest collections of water attractions on the planet. Adding to its collection of 18 water […]

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 […]

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Lehigh Gorge State Park

A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.

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 […]

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is located in north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing, sailing and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl. Boating is very popular including sailboat racing which attracts offshore spectators. The park offers […]

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.


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