Month: May 2019

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…

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…

Piper Aviation Museum

Piper Aviation Museum

Did you know The Piper Aircraft which was started in 1929, was originally built right here in Pennsylvania? Piper Aviation maintained its headquarters in Lock Haven from 1937 until its closing in 1984, is well known for its “Cub” and for a series of aircraft bearing Indian names such as Aztec, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Navajo, and Pawnee.

In 1997, the Piper Aviation Museum acquired the former Piper Engineering building, which is located adjacent to the William T. Piper Memorial Airport. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Piper Aircraft. Many Piper Aircraft can be seen in action during “Sentimental Journey”, an annual “fly-in” event at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport, held each year since 1985. The 2010 Fly-In celebrated the 25th anniversary of this popular event.

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.

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

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

This is a great adult outing to do with some friends. At Weyerbacher you’ll get to sample between 10-15 different draft and bottle beer selections. They give tours of the brewery on Fridays and Saturdays for anyone interested in the actual process of making beer. They’ll explain how they determine the different flavors and seasons for their products.

Fridays are their casuals tours depending what part of the brewery is active. Saturday is more formalized and in-depth. All tours run about 30-40 minutes and just like the tasting, you’ll be given the opporutnity to purchase anything at our visitors center when you’re done. Fr0m brewhouse to the glass, you will see how great beer is made right here in Easton.

Call or check the website for tour hours.

Mishler Theatre

Mishler Theatre

The Mishler Theatre is well known through Pennsylvania for not only being a beautiful building with first class live entertainment but also for it’s ghostly tales. There have been many testimonies of the hauntings at this historic theater yet none as credible as the testimony of a local 12 year old girl.

Alpine Mountain

Alpine Mountain

Alpine Mountain offers skiing (21 Trails), snowboarding including a half pipe, and 6 chutes for snow tubing. There is more, including lessons and a full service ski lodge. Located in the Pocono Mountains, Alpine is not one of the larger resorts, but because of that,…

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

Did you know that Scranton’s nickname is The Electric City? Then what a perfect place for the Electric City Trolley Museum.

Trolleys originally were horse drawn, after that they were run on electric rails well into the twentieth century.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. Not only do they house the history of trains and trolleys, there are exhibits and biographies of those that made the difference in what became our current public transportation system.

While you’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

Check out their calendar, there’s always something happening at the Electric City Trolley Museum!

Old Mill Village Museum

Old Mill Village Museum

Old Mill Village Museum, a site on the Endless Mountains Heritage Trail, began 30 years ago when concerned citizens realized the wealth of our area’s heritage was in danger of being lost forever unless action was taken to preserve the historical artifacts and trades from…

Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain is a family friendly resort which has a 700′ fall with 23 ski slopes and trails. There are also 2 terrain parks for you snowboarders out there. Not a skier or boarder? Then check out the Snow Tubing Park with 6 chutes. Something…

No.9 Mine and Museum

No.9 Mine and Museum

The No.9 Mine and Museum is the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine!  You can take a tour of the mine by jumping into one of the coal cars.  On the tour you will see original tools of the miners, an elevator shaft and much more.  After the tour you can stop by the souvenir shop for your very own pieces of coal or other mementos. If you want to make a whole day of it there are plenty of picnic facilities.

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July…

Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park

Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park

This park is nestled in the gap of Tuscarora Mountain. Dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States, this narrow, peaceful hollow is the site of James Buchanan’s birthplace. A stone pyramid monument surrounded by majestic conifers stands on the site of…

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hot, smoky, noisy — these words describe how Hopewell Furnace looked from 1771 to 1883. Hopewell and other `iron plantations` laid the foundations for America’s iron and steel industry. Today, the site stands as an example of America’s development during the industrial revolution. The historic buildings stand, open and inviting — testaments to the strength and endurance of Hopewell’s people.

Hours:
The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Wednesday to Sunday (closed Mon/Tues) including Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.