Month: December 2019

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July…

Museum of Indian Culture

Museum of Indian Culture

For over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Culture has been a fun and educational place to learn about Native American history and culture. Located in Allentown’s scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum offers visitors a chance to try Native American hunting and survival skills, see a reproduction Eastern Woodland…

Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute

Imagine walking through a beating human heart. Watching science in motion. Discovering the body, electric, the stars and more all in the same day! The Franklin Institute offers 3 floors of learning, including 9 permanent exhibits and many traveling exhibits.

Visitors can learn about the smallest parts of humans to the great expanse of outer space – and all of the fun science in between.

The Franklin Institutes website offers a current look at all programs, exhibits and other experiences.

Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Country Visitor Center

Here is something that you don’t get to do everyday and seeing elk firsthand is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Pennsylvania Elk Country.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into…

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the world’s major art museums.  It was established in 1876 and offers a wide variety of fine and decorative arts.  There are over 225,000 pieces of art work from artist in the United States, Asia and Europe.  The collection includes painting masterpieces, sculputres, prints and drawings in addition to furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements and rooms furnished from historic houses.

This must see attraction has 3 buildings.  Its Main Building is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  The Perelman Building is located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue.  The third building is the Rodin Museum.  It is located on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. All three locations are open year round.

School groups and other education groups are encouraged to visit.  All ages can together discover these fascinating pieces of art.  Teachers and other educators can ask about our videoconferencing and interactive programs.  Adults can ask about our lectures, hands-on workshops, and concerts.

 

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park

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…

White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek Preserve

The 1,341-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is in southern Chester County, three miles north of Newark, Delaware. The White Clay Creek Valley, which forms the core of the Preserve, varies from steep to gradually falling terrain with some flat bottomlands. White Clay Creek Preserve shares…

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park’s 230 acres is near the base of Blue Mountain. The park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap, the headquarters for the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard.

Boat rentals, warm-water fishing, and light easy hiking are common activities at Memorial Lake State Park. There are picnic tables with charcoal grills, and pavilions with electrical service and trash cans are available with a reservation. Playgrounds and sports fields are nearby. Good birding opportunities arise during migratory season. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating.

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Even if you’ve never played baseball or watched a game, if there’s one museum you visit this year, this has to be the one.

Reading Pagoda

Reading Pagoda

Sitting 1200 feet above sea level, the panoramic view from the Pagoda is breath-taking.

Mt. Pisgah State Park

Mt. Pisgah State Park

Mt. Pisgah State Park is in the scenic Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier. Mt. Pisgah has an elevation 2,260 feet. A dam on Mill Creek forms Stephen Foster Lake.

Boating is permitted on Stephen Foster Lake, with mooring spaces and boat rentals available. Ten miles of trails for hiking lead through various landscapes. Swimming is allowed in the pool in the summertime, with a nearby picnic area. Fishing is permitted on Stephen Foster Lake all year round, with ice skating and snowmobiling also possible in the wintertime.

Chapman State Park

Chapman State Park

The 805-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast area of wilderness.

McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park encompasses the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders. The operational gristmill built in the 1800s, shows how…

Old Order Amish Tours

Old Order Amish Tours

Old Order Amish Tours shows you beautiful Lancaster County the way you should see it. Simple and unchanged over the years.

All the tours are authentic, private, and respectful to the  Amish citizens. One of the guides will show you sites that are exclusive to Old Order Amish Tours.  You will get to visit a working Old Order Amish farm where you’ll see and learn how the people still plow their fields with Belgian workhorses and live without electricity.

The tours are ideal for adults and children of any age. They can include a buggy ride and visiting a farm during milking time.

Don’t know what to do after your tour? Why not let Old Order Amish Tours arrange for the dining, lodging, and entertainment for your group, which can include Sight & Sound, American Music Theater, or Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.

All tours are weather permitting.