Month: January 2020

Appalachian Trail Museum

Appalachian Trail Museum

Located in Pennsylvania’s Pine Grove Furnace State Park, about two miles from the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, the Museum is halfway between Maine and Georgia. Appropriately, the Museum is housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact, a structure built more than…

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…

Smoketown Airport Tours

Smoketown Airport Tours

What a great way to see the Amish country.

Smoketown Airport Tours offers you the opportunity to book any of their four sight seeing tours.

You have your choice of the  Amish Country Tour, an Aerial Tour over the heart of the Amish country, covering such areas as Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Strasburg, and Dutch Wonderland. Then there’s the Susquehanna River Tour, a tour over the mile wide Susquehanna River from Columbia to the Safe Harbor Dam.

Smoketown Airport Tours also offers a combination tour of the first two, the Amish Country and River Tours combined.  And the last tour is the Chesapeake Bay Flight. A Scenic flight west to the Susquehanna River then south following the river all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.

The Amish Country tour is great for seeing the patchwork and colors of the fields and farmlands of Lancaster. This is a wonderful trip for the photo enthusiast.

All tours require reservations.

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Greenhouse, the sleekness of Cars and appreciate the Art Museum and all the history they brought with them!

The Stoogeum

The Stoogeum

Even if your not a fan of slapstick you can appreciate the history.

Kooser State Park

Kooser State Park

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park.

The park’s original design character was stamped by the Civilian Conservation Corps projects of the 1930s that established the existing lake and most of its use areas, its architecture and site details. The park design stresses rustic values in site and building materials and in their application: native stone, rough sawn and stained wood surfaces, log and timber members.

Ski Sawmill

Ski Sawmill

Ski Sawmill Family Resort is continually improving and making your hometown ski area one to be proud of! Here is some information about Ski Sawmill . We have 12 slopes and 3 lifts. Our peak elevation is 2,215 feet and our base elevation is 1,770…

U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint

All tours are self guided and you’ll see everything from large coils of copper and nickel to the seven glass mosaics the Tiffany created to celebrate the opening of the third building in 1901. Look for the areas designed for the kids

Eagles Mere Air Museum

Eagles Mere Air Museum

The Eagles Mere Air Museum has a collection of vintage planes ranging from 1917-1944. They also have a collection of very rare aircraft and engines.

This is a flying collection of aircraft, not a static collection. Their purpose is not only to teach the public about planes but about the pilots that flew them. Without these pioneers, we would not have the luxury of our current air travel system.

There are approximately 20 airplanes currently located at the field and several more in restoration nearby. All of which you’re able to see up close and personal.

Virtually all of the museum’s collection flies regularly. This is what makes the Eagles Mere Air Museum different from other aviation museums.

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement, as it has been restored from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Swimming is permitted at two sand beaches in the summer: Pleasant Valley Beach, and Lakeview Beach. Showers, changing facilities…

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

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…

Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres

If you want to find a good time year round this is the place to be! Hartwood sponsers free concerts and the biggest fireworks display in the U.S.

The original Mansion was erected in 1927 and is open for tours. It sits on 629 acres that you’re welcome to walk through while waiting for whatever festivities have been scheduled to begin.

This is the site I would recommend saving in my favorites. It would be my first go to when looking for some fun!

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe…

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park. Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available. The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest…

H2ooohh!

H2ooohh!

H20ooohh is an Indoor Family Waterpark located at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos.

They feature Pennsylvania’s FIRST indoor Flow Rider – endless surfing wave – the Komodo Dragon!

In keeping with the tropical/jungle theme, you can ride various slides like the Viper, Pirahna and Amazon Blast; and enjoy other features including the Lava Springs hot tubs, Jungle Falls and Leaping Lizards kids play areas.

This indoor waterpark is open to the general public. You DO NOT have to stay overnight to use the facilities.