Month: July 2019

Keystone State Park

Keystone State Park

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the…

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg, PA, near Altoona is the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania. It has challenging slopes, and long weet rides for skiers and snowboarders alike. Snow tubing and nordic (cross country) skiing are also available. Stats: 34 Trails with a…

Idlewild & Soakzone

Idlewild & Soakzone

Idlewild park began as a recreation and picnic area as early as 1878. Since 1931, the park has been steadily expanding to include seven different themes, including Old Idlewild, SoakZone, Raccoon Lagoon, and more.

In 1956, The Storybook Forest was added to Idlewild, a unique theme based upon fairy tales and nursery rhyme characters. Then came the Jumpin’ Jungle, an extensive play area where kids can pretend to be Tarzan on Tarzan’s Swing or climb to the top of the Net Climb. Kids can meet Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl In Mister Roger’s neighborhood, based on the popular children’s television show.

The H20hhh Zone was created in the 1980’s, featuring water slides and rides. After doubling in size, and incorporating more modern water rides, it warranted the more appropriate name – SoakZone!

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

At Living Treasures in Moraine, you can see and interact with hundreds of animals from around the world. There are several species of birds, primates, big cats, reptiles and more! Featured exhibits include a rare white tiger, near extinct barbary lions, laughing hyenas, and large…

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run State Park

The 15,990-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. This large park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is…

Indian Caverns

Indian Caverns

Indian Caverns is the 2nd largest cavern in Pennsylvania and consists of two sections. In the historic section, the caves are shallow, but in the giants hall, the ceiling can reach 60′.

The majority of the formations in Indian Caverns are living – which means they are still flowing and growing, although the rate of growth is 1 cubic inch per 120 years. Now think about all those stalagmites and stalactites!

Tours occur every hour on the hour, from 10am to 5pm.

The temperature is a constant 56° F, so bring along a spring or fall jacket, sweater or sweatshirt.

Tip:  On our last look – you can find a 10% off coupon on their website to print out!

Awbury Arboretum

Awbury Arboretum

Opened year round to experience the wonder of each season and the beauty of nature as it happens. It brings out the photographer in all of us.

Double Diamond Deer Ranch

Double Diamond Deer Ranch

Along with the Ranch and The Barn, there’s also the Glow-In-The-dark-Mini-Golf. The Double Diamond wanted to offer indoor family fun year round with this addition but there is an additional charge.

Tobyhanna State Park

Tobyhanna State Park

Tobyhanna State Park is in scenic Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 5,440-acre park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder.” Gouldsboro State Park is nearby.

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

Whether you’re having a family reunion or just some family fun, there’s plenty for everyone to do.

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend. Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun…

Big Boulder Ski and Snowboard Park

Big Boulder Ski and Snowboard Park

Big Boulder is part of the Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski resort. Big Boulder has a 475′ vertical drop with 16 slopes and 55 acres of ski-able area.

All of its 55 acres have man made snow making – a technology that was actually developed at Big Boulder in the 1950’s.

In addition to skiing, Big Boulder also offers snow tubing and between Jack Frost and Big Boulder, there are 3 Snowboard Parks – noted as the best in the MidAtlantic region.

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to over 1,500 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in…

Kettle Creek State Park

Kettle Creek State Park

Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in western Clinton County. The park is in a valley surrounded by mountainous terrain and wilderness. Many of the existing recreational facilities arose from a joint flood control project developed by the U. S.…