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…
Month: July 2019
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 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…
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…
Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an old farm house built on the site of a colonial tavern, and a narrow gauge railroad trace which feature one of the original railroad cars.
A state-of-the art swimming pool which is nearly half an acre in size sits along Holman Dam and features waterslides and a sprayground. The pool has a capacity of 1,285 swimmers. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
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…
For nearly 100 years Awbury Arboretum has been open free to the public. Awbury’s grounds were laid out in the 19th century in the English landscape garden tradition with the advice of the celebrated horticulturalist William Saunders. This 55 acre facility was originally donated as several parcels of land. 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.
Please take some time to explore the Arboretum, We know you’ll be glad you did.
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.
The Gazelas records date back to 1901, it’s possible that she’s from 1883. The Gazela is listed as a Barkentine. She has three masts and is operated by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. She is one of the many “tall ships”
She was originally built in Portugal as a fishing boat to be used in New Foundland. Currently, she is the good-will ambassador for the port of Philadelphia, where she serves as a reminder of the city’s heritage as a great international port.
The Preservation Guild offers sailing classes and sailing opportunities aboard the Gazela. Check their website for a calendar of events and classes. If you’re not sure about the commitment they’ll be glad to take you on as a volunteer.
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!
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 are all available each weekend from late September until Halloween.
As of 2011, the price includes 3 of 5 attractions, plus 2 bonus features. Check website for more information.