Month: April 2019

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter…

Hiawatha Riverboat

Hiawatha Riverboat

Hiawatha Paddleboat Tours is a paddlewheel excursion boat that cruises up and down the Susquehanna River. Built nearly 50 years after it’s namesake, the Hiawatha is one of the most popular attractions in central Pennsylvania. ┬áThe original Hiawatha was a steam-driven stern-wheeler that was one…

Splash Lagoon

Splash Lagoon

Pennsylvania’s FIRST Indoor Waterpark opened in 2002.

The waterpark, located with 4 hotels and several restaurants is loaded with rides and slides, so you will end the day waterlogged.

Some slides are contained inside the building, but the neat use of space has a few slides careening in and out of the building.

No matter how cold the weather outside, it is always warm at Splash Lagoon.

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

A spiral staircase containing 120 steel steps leads to an enclosed observation deck. The deck is encased in glass block for year round enjoyment. From there you’re able to see as far as 5th and Penn sts.

Deshler-Morris House

Deshler-Morris House

The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington. In October 1793, he found refuge during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Continuing the business of government, he held four cabinet meetings here. The next summer, it was a…

Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park

In Carbon County, the 2,972-acre Beltzville State Park is developed around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, Beltzville Dam. Beltzville Lake is 949 acres with a shoreline of 19.8 miles. The park is along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation areas around the lake.

Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.