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…

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

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.

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.  The original Hiawatha was a steam-driven stern-wheeler that was one of the delights of the summer season.

Unfortunately, in the winter of 1914, the original Hiawatha was caught in ice at its Market Street mooring. During the break-up of the ice the following spring, it was crushed and carried away in the flood.

Rebuilding and launching the Hiawatha is a tribute to hundreds of Lycoming County businesses and private citizens who supplied money, labor and materials to restore this historic icon.

The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat is just one way in which area residents and visitors can recall the remarkable heritage surrounding the Susquehanna River. The present-day Hiawatha docks, ticket office are located in beautiful Susquehanna State Park. The park has a pavilion and picnic areas complete with grills, restroom facilities, swings, a playground, a public boat launch and free parking.

Find out what a Boom Rat is and hear about how the Susquehanna River helped Williamsport become the richest city in America during the height of the Lumber Era! Bring your entire family on a fully narrated 1 hour cruise and make sure you check their events calendar before you go. You just might find something extra special going on aboard the Hiawatha!

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…

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 welcome retreat for him and his family near Philadelphia, the Federal Capital.

Laurel Mountain State Park

Laurel Mountain State Park

High atop Laurel Ridge at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley. The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels…

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…