Month: March 2019

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain has a variety of things to do including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.  Liberty Mountain also features an onsite hotel and resort. They offer specials on lessons and on lift tickets, check their website for more details.

Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum

the Rodin Museum was again one of the jewels of the Philadelphia Parkway.

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park.

The campground opens the first weekend in April and closes in mid-December. There are 99 campsites: 93 sites can accommodate trailer units up to 30 feet in length, six sites are for tents only. Open or shaded sites are along a stream. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Gifford Pinchot State Park ia a 2,338-acre full service park in northern York County along PA 177 between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry (near Roundtop Ski Area). The park consists of reverting farm fields and wooded hillsides with the 340-acre Pinchot Lake serving as […]

Camelbeach Waterpark

Camelbeach Waterpark

CamelBeach is the summer alter-ego of Camelback ski resort in the Poconos. Boasting over 20 waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and the Flow Rider inland surfing system, Camelbeach is a fun and exciting summertime destination in the Poconos. The Titan is the large […]

Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown Flood Museum

On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, and of triumphant recovery. You’ll see exhibits, a 3-D multimedia presentation and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Tickets include admission to the Heritage Discovery Center. For more information, call 888-222-1889 or visit www.jaha.org.

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an […]

Denton Hill State Park

Denton Hill State Park

In the midst of the famous snow belt of northern Pennsylvania, Denton Hill State Park offers great downhill skiing. Easy access from PA 6, diverse facilities including rental cabins and groomed slopes will appeal to expert and beginner skiers. For more information on skiing, view […]

Frances Slocum State Park

Frances Slocum State Park

Frances Slocum State Park consists of 1,035 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County. Frances Slocum Lake is the focal point of the park and forms a horseshoe covering 165 acres.

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry’s oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in […]

Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the […]

Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau, the “Lead Mine Fort,” as it was called in the 18th century, was built during the spring and summer of 1778 to protect lead mining operations in Sinking Valley.

Unlike many frontier forts built of logs placed vertically, this one has the unique construction of horizontal logs. The limestone of the valley prevented the normal procedure of digging a trench, standing the logs in it, and then filling it in. The fort was never attacked, but served as a safe refuge for soldiers, lead miners and local settlers. Lead produced here was most likely taken to Water Street landing and sent by the Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers to soldiers in the East.

Among the many inhabitants over the course of the forts lifetime were American Indians who came periodically as hunters and gatherers and the Penn family.
During your visit you may see how lead balls are made and see how muskets are fired. If you really want the experience, you can make reservations for their annual 18th Century Dinner.

Check out their website too and read the letters to Washington and Owings. Whether you’re on their site or on their grounds, Fort Roberdeau offers something different than other historical sites.

McCalls Dam State Park

McCalls Dam State Park

The sound of White Deer Creek pervades the quiet, remote McCalls Dam Park. Majestic pines, hemlocks, maples and oaks reach for the sky around the small picnic area. Bald Eagle State Forest surrounds the 8-acre McCalls Dam State Park. There is a small picnic area […]

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the world’s major art museums.  It was established in 1876 and offers a wide variety of fine and decorative arts.  There are over 225,000 pieces of art work from artist in the United States, Asia and Europe.  The collection includes painting masterpieces, […]

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 Acres, the Morris Arboretum is Pennsylvania’s Official Arboretum. Open all year, patrons can experience all the seasons and see some of Pennsylvania’s oldest trees. There are over 13,000 plants to explore and learn about.

There are many attractions included in the arboretum, but the favorite is “Out on a Limb”, the tree house, 50ft in the air. With netting and a human-size nest, visitors can get a birds eye view of the facility.


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