Month: July 2019

Allegheny Portage Railroad

Allegheny Portage Railroad

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a great achievement in early travel. Charles Dickens, Jenny Linn, and Ulysses S. Grant traveled over the Allegheny Mountains. They braved a system that injured passengers on a weekly basis. A system of inclined planes and a nine hundred foot […]

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek offers two lakes–Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to […]

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.

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Prepare for a scare as you walk our quarter mile trail through Terre Hill Park filled with ghosts and ghouls, special effects, and live actors! Guests are returned to the main park pavilion on Lancaster Avenue by a ten minute haunted hayride, departing from the […]

The Gazela

The Gazela

It’s a great chance for kids and adults alike to see first hand the history of a hand-made vessel. It might even bring out a little pirate in ya!

Jean Bonnet Tavern

Jean Bonnet Tavern

The Jean Bonnet has a history that dates backs to the early 1700’s. Originally a rooming house it later started serving food along with it’s distinct brews and was one of the first Public Houses to open in the U.S.
It has long been known to the locals who reside in close proximity to the Jean Bonnet that there is much more to the allure of the tavern than its historical past, charming atmosphere, and excellent food and drink.

So many, the stories of hauntings and ghostly visitors draw them to the tavern in hopes of having an encounter themselves. Sightings and encounters have been experienced by both employees and guests.

“Return to the Haunted Jean Bonnet Tavern” published in the The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide Vol. II, written by Patti Wilson. It has also been listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.

 

 

 

 

 

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

The Chocolate Kingdom is a realm that is inhabited by a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a 125-pound chocolate reindeer and 75-pound chocolate frog. Chocolate castles, a train, a village, and a Ferris Wheel which brings this whimsical land to life.

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

It’s amazing how they start with simple wood and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture that will surely become the next antique to be past down in your family. It’s an experience you will always remember.

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 a National Natural Landmark.

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

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

Linn Run State Park

Linn Run State Park

The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls. […]

Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres

If you want to find a good time year round this is the place to be! Hartwood sponsers free concerts and the biggest fireworks display in the U.S.

The original Mansion was erected in 1927 and is open for tours. It sits on 629 acres that you’re welcome to walk through while waiting for whatever festivities have been scheduled to begin.

This is the site I would recommend saving in my favorites. It would be my first go to when looking for some fun!


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