Month: August 2019

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

The Insectarium

The Insectarium

The second floor is where visitors are offered the opportunity to eat cheddar-flavored beetle larvae. They say the average American ingests up to two pounds of bug parts each year, mostly mixed in with their vegetables.

Big Spring State Park

Big Spring State Park

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Park is a quaint picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking. The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

HersheyPark, established in 1907 has some of the wildest rollercoasters around. Built in Chocolate Town for the workers of the Hershey Company, HersheyPark has grown into a huge complex of rides and attractions. My personal favorite, the Great Bear, (an aggressive thrill ride) is a…

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver features two waterslides, a heated swimming pool, a Children’s Splash and Play area, plus mini golf. Each of the winding and twisting slides are 380′ long! They are called the White Water Innertube Ride and the Atomic Blaster. WildRiver is located in the tourist…

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

If you’re looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary, this is the place to go.

Mount Hope Estate has been the permanent home to thePennsylvania Renaissance Faire for more than 33 years ago,and is listed as one of the top 5 in the country.

The Faire is held on a 35-acre site with 90 shows performed daily on 12 stages, hundreds of costumed characters, and a recreation of a 16th-century English village with authentic Tudor buildings. But that’s not all.Each weekend during the festival is dedicated to a different theme. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. There’s even an area just for kids!

Not interested in the Reaissance? Then check out their other events through out the year. Some of them are free.

There’s the Celtic Fling Weekend or the FlavorFest. Or maybe you’re more interested in what takes place at the mansion, like Poe’s Evermore or a Dickens Christmas.

Whatever event you attend you’ll find the village authentic, the costumes stunning, the shows enjoyable and yourself transported to another era. It’s definitely worth the visit!

Mont Alto State Park

Mont Alto State Park

The 23-acre Mont Alto State Park is in Franklin County, near Caledonia State Park and one mile from the town of Mont Alto. The West Branch of Antietam Creek flows through the park and offers excellent trout fishing. Short hikes offer wildlife viewing especially woodland…

Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley Resort has a vertical fall of 476 feet and has 28 trails and 9 chair lifts. Trail Ratings: Novice: 11 (easiest) Intermediate: 10 (more difficult) Black Diamond: 5 (most difficult) Double Diamond: 2 (expert)

Hayman Farms

Hayman Farms

Hayman Farms has two different offerings – the daytime, family friendly attraction that you will read here – and the nighttime Hayman Halloween Farm – if you want to scare yourself silly!

During the day, you can bring your kids out to enjoy hayrides, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes. For the really young kids, they have their own corn maze, plus a rope maze, petting zoo the “Coloring Coop” and other interactive attractions.

The hayride is their featured promotion and you will learn, through this educational hayride, the aspects of the daily life of a farmer on a working farm, and some of the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations

Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations – making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center,…

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

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…