In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public. The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era. Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns. Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent […]
Month: February 2019
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 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 of 43 acres (0.17 km²), with one island upstream of Lock and Dam No. 3, and the other two downstream. The park is undeveloped so there are no facilities available for the public. At this time there are no plans for future development.
The iconic “Tricky Triangle” is NASCAR’s home in Pennsylvania. Twice each summer the excitement of NASCAR roars through the Pocono Mountains. In 2016, NASCAR returns for its 42nd year! This year’s action includes the Pocono ARCA 200 on June 3rd, the Inaugural XFINITY Series 250 […]
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 […]
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.
Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson, who said he was […]
Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can re-live the era […]
Indian Caverns is the 2nd largest cavern in Pennsylvania and consists of two sections. In the historic section, the caves are shallow, but in the giants hall, the ceiling can reach 60′.
The majority of the formations in Indian Caverns are living – which means they are still flowing and growing, although the rate of growth is 1 cubic inch per 120 years. Now think about all those stalagmites and stalactites!
Tours occur every hour on the hour, from 10am to 5pm.
The temperature is a constant 56° F, so bring along a spring or fall jacket, sweater or sweatshirt.
Tip: On our last look – you can find a 10% off coupon on their website to print out!
The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation — it honors the ability […]
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 designers works year round to create this elaborate and Hollywood quality haunted attraction – which has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, and Money magazine. The ScareHouse is open on select dates from late September through early November. Visit www.scarehouse.com for more information about Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House!
Sight & Sound Theatres has been described in many ways: ‘the largest faith-based live theatre in America,’ ‘the Christian Broadway,’ ‘one of the top three theatre destinations on the East Coast’ . . . and the list goes on. Each year, about 800,000 people come […]
Belmont Mansion was the home of Richard Peters. Peters was the son of an English lawyer who acted as a land agent for the Penn family. Buying the property in 1742, the senior Peters designed and built the mansions and the surrounding gardens.
After Richard recieved the Mansion from his father he went on to serve the Pennsylvania commonwealth and to become the Judge that passed the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavary bill.He worked with many of the founding fathers at the estate.
After his death, the property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869 as part of a program to preserve the quality of water. The site continued to be used for public entertaining until it became an historic house museum under the management of the American Women’s Heritage Society in 1986.
Recently, after extensive renovations, Belmont Mansion reopened in the summer of 2007 as The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion.