Month: February 2020

Whitetail Mountain

Whitetail Mountain

It will be a beautiful day today to spend at Whitetail with sunny skies and lots of snow. Also, come out midweek to avoid those long lift lines to get more turns in! We have 13 trails open and 7 lifts in operation, and we 

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter 

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. April 1 to October 31, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 1 to March 31.

The park visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with summer hours from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the `High Water Mark of the Confederacy`, it was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address.

While admission to the park is free, you may also wish to visit the museum and visitor center for which there is a small fee.

Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest has so many attractions you won’t know where to start. Once you get your wits scared out of you the spinning won’t stop either! Try out your luck with the BioHazard Hay Ride, The Toxic Asylum, The Prison of the Dead, Club Shock (a 

Laurel Mountain State Park

Laurel Mountain State Park

High atop Laurel Ridge at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley. The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels 

Laurel Ridge State Park

Laurel Ridge State Park

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, which features trail shelters for overnight camping.

Keystone State Park

Keystone State Park

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the 

Jean Bonnet Tavern

Jean Bonnet Tavern

So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek offers two lakes–Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.

Disc Golf: Two courses, winding through the woods by Hopewell Lake, attract visitors of all ages, year-round. This activity (sometimes referred to as Frisbee golf) is a favorite sport for individuals and families. The challenge of tossing a flying disc through the woods is unmatched by any other sport. Friendly local enthusiasts are always willing to give advice to first-time golfers. Score cards and maps are available at each course.

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland is one of the top parks in the US for kids and it is no ‘Wonder’! Most of the rides at Dutch Wonderland are suited for children of all ages, from roller coasters, to a merry-go-round, a steamboat, flumes and bumper cars. The 

Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom continues to be the most complete and affordable family entertainment destination in the region.  The entire family gets a double dose of fun with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – two great parks for the price of one.

For the little ones, there are a total of 17 children`s rides at Dorney Park and three aquatic playlands in Wildwater Kingdom. Parents go along for the ride on many kids` attractions in CAMP SNOOPY modeled after the big thrill rides in the Park.

CAMP SNOOPY is a two-acre playland themed around Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the PEANUTS (TM) gang. Dorney Park is the only place on the East Coast to meet these world-famous comic strip characters. Little ones go along for the ride on certain major attractions at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom when accompanied by a responsible person.

For the big kids, there are dozens of thrill rides, including eight awesome roller coasters such as the first and only floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania, HYDRA THE REVENGE, and top-ranked STEEL FORCE, the first mega-coaster in the northeast. In addition to roller coasters, Dorney Park is home to both classic favorites such as ENTERPRISE and MONSTER as well as innovative scream machines like HANGTIME and the 200-foot DOMINATOR turbo-drop and space-shot ride.

The collection of 18 water slides, two giant wave pools, two tubing rivers, an interactive water funhouse, and lots of other family fun offered in Wildwater Kingdom is included with admission to Dorney Park.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers much more than just a super selection of rides for everyone. Guests at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom enjoy award-winning shows, midway games, and shopping in a beautifully landscaped setting.

TIPS:  Buy tickets online and save quite a bit of money…

Montage Mountain Water Park

Montage Mountain Water Park

Montage Mounatin Water Park, nestled in the hills of Montage Mountain Ski Resort, is a true family friendly resort! Located only 2 hours from Philadelphia and New York, the water park features the thrilling “tundra tornado”, slippery water slides, and a giant wave pool with 

Appalachian Brewing Company

Appalachian Brewing Company

Operating since 1997 in Harrisburg, the Appalachian Brewing Company has expanded to include the Abbey Bar, and brewpubs in Camp Hill and Gettysburg. Using natural ingredients and strict quality guidelines, the brewing company has turned out a good number of flagship brews including Trail Blaze 

Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park is a 1,085-acre park in the beautiful Allens Valley of Fulton County. The state forest land surrounding the park furnishes visitors with an abundance of natural beauty during all seasons of the year.