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.
Month: May 2019
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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!