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…
Month: November 2019
Thomas T. Taber was always interested in history. As a young boy he discovered the railroad while walking home from school and stopped to talk to the railway men. After that he never looked back. With money invested in stocks as he worked through College, then…
Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provide scenic views.
The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites who also powered their industries with the water of the Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders of early American life.
Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields, picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil, natural environs.
Neshaminy State Park takes its name from Neshaminy Creek, which joins the Delaware at this point. The park measures 339 acres. Boating is quite popular at Neshaminy State Park, offering 370 marina slips, which are in high demand. There is a swimming pool open in…
Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wrights well known building is entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Originally built for Edgar Kauffman as a summer home, the retreat was turned over in 1963 with over 1,500 acres in the surrounding Bear Run.
Since 1964, more than 4 million visitors tour Fallingwater every year.
Fallingwater is located about 50 miles SouthEast of Pittsburgh.
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large…
Adjacent to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building in Harrisburg, The State Museum offers exhibits and exquisite collections interpreting the state’s fascinating heritage. From the dawn of geologic time, to the Native American experience, colonial and revolutionary beginnings, and a pivotal Civil War battleground through the Commonwealth’s…
You want the best free ride on earth? Then you have to go to Hershey’s Chocolate World. There’s a track that runs through a simulated factory. It holds about 15 roller coaster like cars, though the track is flat it does wind back and forth and is a lot of fun. There are songs,characters and a narrator that tells you about the life of the cocoa bean, from the tree to the candy bar. It’s colorful and great for all ages! Best of all, you get a free sample when you get off!
Parking is free under 3 hours. All other activities cost.
Way back in 1883, while digging on a limestone quarry site, the Lost River Caverns was ‘opened’ up accidentally. In 1930, handrails were added so that visitors and tourist could view the natural formations that have occured. Its Crystal Chapel has been the site of…
Blue Mountain has the fun you seek… and it’s all in the perfect location, only 75 miles from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley, 15 miles from the Lehigh Valley and 165 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. Come and ski Blue Mountain – with its 1,082-foot vertical, plenty of trails for ALL abilities and five terrain parks with the Region’s only BigAirBag.
Blue Mountain has 39 trails, including 2 new trails Little Gap and Razorback. Plus, with our 13 lifts, including our Hi-Speed Detachable Six Passenger lift, first one in eastern Pennsylvania, and Hi-Speed detachable Quad lift, you are back on top in no time. Snowtubing is fun for everyone…36” or taller. 21 thrilling snowslides that are over 1,000 feet long.
Brand new for this year, Blue Mountain is a US Luge Training and Recruitment Site. Next to our Tubing Park we will have the only East Coast Natural US Luge track that is open for the public. We will also have official US Luge coaches working to evaluate our guests to possibly be selected for the US Olympic team! Guests get three runs for $10.00.
When its time to warm up there are 3 lodges to pick from, Summit Lodge, Valley Lodge & Tubing Lodge. The Explorer Program for children & Childcare are located in our Summit Lodge.
Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.