Month: May 2019

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

This is an amazing piece of Americana! Built by hand starting at the turn of the century by Laurence Gieringer. Taking him 60 years to complete, the village is more than 8,000 square feet set at three different levels for optimum viewing.

Lost River Caverns

Lost River Caverns

Way back in 1883, while digging on a limestone quarry site, the Lost River Caverns was ‘opened’ up accidentally.  In 1930, handrails were added so that visitors and tourist could view the natural formations that have occured. Its Crystal Chapel has been the site of […]

Erie Bluffs State Park

Erie Bluffs State Park

The newest Pennsylvania State Park, Erie Bluffs is 540 acres of Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County, twelve miles west of the city of Erie. It is the largest undeveloped stretch of Lake Erie shoreline remaining in Pennsylvania.

The park has; one-mile of shoreline; 90-foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie; world-class shallow stream steelhead fishery; old growth forest; rare, endangered and threatened flora; uncommon oak savannah sand barren ecosystem; exceptional value wetlands; and significant archaeological sites. There are currently no facilities in the park.

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin’s accomplishments and contributions are […]

Whitetail Mountain

Whitetail Mountain

It will be a beautiful day today to spend at Whitetail with sunny skies and lots of snow. Also, come out midweek to avoid those long lift lines to get more turns in! We have 13 trails open and 7 lifts in operation, and we […]

Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border the park, making a large, contiguous area of public land for recreation.

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Even if you’ve never played baseball or watched a game, if there’s one museum you visit this year, this has to be the one.

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you will not want to miss a visit to the Choo Choo Barn and the other stores at the Shops Of Traintown. Children of all ages will enjoy watching the trains operating, the animated […]

Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676.29 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River.

Cabins and Camping is available from early March to early December.

There is a 180ft sand beach that is open to swimming from late May until mid-September.

Hiking, picnicing and fishing are popular activities in the summer – while cross country skiing, sledding and tobaganning are popular in the winter.

Piper Aviation Museum

Piper Aviation Museum

The Piper Aviation Museum is expanding all the time. They’re constantly adding to their archives, records, journals and memorabilia. Visit often and see something new. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar before you go!

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park is 2,856-acres and features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagles and ospreys.

Lake Wilhelm has an accessible fishing pier. For boaters, a mooring area is available from May 1 to October 31. Boat rentals including pontoon boats, row boats, motorboats, kayaks and canoes are also available and open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.

Bicyclers can follow a twelve-mile paved trail that traces the shoreline.

A popular winter activity is cross-country skiing: there are eight miles of trails marked for cross-country skiing for beginner to expert skiers. Other winter activities include ice fishing, iceboating, ice skating tobogganing, and snowmobiling.

U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint

All tours are self guided and you’ll see everything from large coils of copper and nickel to the seven glass mosaics the Tiffany created to celebrate the opening of the third building in 1901. Look for the areas designed for the kids

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls

The massive Eastern State Penitentiary – a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood – was once the most famous prison in the world. It has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as well as the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunter’s. With stark towers […]

Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Come explore the premier Pocono resort any time of year at Jack Frost Big Boulder, where snow comes first. Located in the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, we are the ideal destination for your next winter retreat or summer get-away.

The best skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and terrain parks in the Poconos can only be found at Jack Frost Big Boulder. And summer time is as good as any to visit—enjoy hiking, boating, fishing and relaxation in the heart of the majestic Pocono Mountains.

Be sure not to miss our many events and activities occurring year-round. Plan your vacation now!


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