Month: October 2019

Bald Eagle Valley

Bald Eagle Valley

The 5,900-acre park lies in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. Two geologic provinces create Bald Eagle’s scenic beauty. The Allegheny Plateau to the north and west holds smooth, undulating uplands. The Ridge and Valley Province to the south and east contains numerous…

Firefighters Historical Museum

Firefighters Historical Museum

What a great way to honor our heroes by visiting their beginnings.

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

Established in 1895, by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Museum of Art is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works.

The museum focuses not only on the masters of years past, but also leaves room for the “Old Masters of Tomorrow”.

The Heinz Architectural Center, opened as part of the museum in 1993, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models.

The museum is one of four in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh group. The others are the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center (reviews will be linked when live)

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Perched on the top of the Allegheny Plateau, Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Stay overnight to extend your stay so you can…

Crayola Factory Tour

Crayola Factory Tour

Talk about one of those places where a kid can be a kid! The Crayola factory has more than a dozen exhibits that are hands-on! Kids don’t just look at the colors and crayons, they create and participate.  Exhibits include Crayon Manufacturing, Inside Out (a…

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

Enjoy a ride on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad – with restored 1920 era passenger cars. The ride runs through the hills and valleys of Bucks County, PA.

Although the railway has regular daily schedules, its holiday trains do draw quite a bit of attention. When checking schedules, keep that in mind, but really consider taking a trip during one of these themed excursions.

If you are heading out in the summertime, don’t miss the open air car, debuted in the spring of 2010.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the…

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is set alongside the Monongahela River on an old rail yard for a steelworks facility. Opened in 1989, Sandcastle now boasts 14 attractions, including slides, pools, kids play areas and the worlds largest hot tub. Among the waterslides are the Blue Tubaluba, the…

Colton Point State Park

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Leonard Harrison State Park.

This facility is very popluar for hiking around the region.

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. School groups, families and individuals with an interest in natural history agree –…

Bucktail State Park

Bucktail State Park

Bucktail State Park provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the…

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can re-live the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam, people and stories of railroading have returned.

The Pottery Works

The Pottery Works

The Pottery Works is the place to go. Kids and growns-ups alike will enjoy finding something to brighten their day, then letting the painter inside free to express themself.