Month: March 2020

Erie Bluffs State Park

Erie Bluffs State Park

The newest Pennsylvania State Park, Erie Bluffs is 540 acres of Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County, twelve miles west of the city of Erie. It is the largest undeveloped stretch of Lake Erie shoreline remaining in Pennsylvania. The park has; one-mile of shoreline; 

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults 

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry’s oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in contrast with clean trout streams and forested hillsides seen today throughout the park.

At the Train Station Visitor Center, displays and programs illustrate the early oil boom, including an informative historical slide show. The train station is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. At the Train Station Visitor Center, a train with the same historical route is available for rides. Historical tableaus show landscapes that contain buildings, machinery, equipment and materials that replicate the landscape.

Today the park is pleasantly used for picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Grills, drinking fountains and restrooms are readily available.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park is 2,856-acres and features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially 

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls

The massive Eastern State Penitentiary – a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood – was once the most famous prison in the world. It has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as well as the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunter’s. With stark towers 

Fort Washington State Park

Fort Washington State Park

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by 

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The People’s Path, and America’s First National Scenic Trail `The body of the Trail is provided by the lands it traverses, and its soul is in the living stewardship of the volunteers and workers of the Appalachian Trail community.` -from the Appalachian Trail Management Principles, 

Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park

The 3,452-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County. The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake for warm water fishing and can also fish Codorus Creek for trout. Picnicking, swimming in the pool and camping are popular activities.

The swimming pool is quite large at almost a half acre, can accomodate up to 1,900 swimmers and gets to capacity near holidays and weekends. Plan accordingly.

Disc Golf
Codorus state park is also known for its disc golf course – which was the venue for the 2005 state championships.

Skirmish USA

Skirmish USA

Fast Paced, Exciting Skirmish Paintball Games & Fields! With 50 paintball fields on over 700 acres of top-notch terrain, there is plenty of space to run and hide. Run and hide? Yeah! Your heart will race, the blood will pump and all of your body 

Delaware National Scenic River

Delaware National Scenic River

Middle Delaware National Scenic River is a 40-mile stretch of river entirely located within, and entirely administered by, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. In additon to the Middle Delaware, the Delaware River is part of four additional national park units: The headquarters are in 

Castle Blood

Castle Blood

Castle Blood has been around for almost 2 decades (as of 2010) and is definitely a unique haunted experience. Instead of the Blood and Gore that you see in most haunted houses, Castle Blood calls back to the traditional film and theater hauntings to provide the props and storyline.

Watch the video for a great interview and behind the scenes information (from California University of PA).

This haunted house is a great one for the little kids too – but only at special times. There is a daylight no-scare tour for the kids featuring trick-or-treat and a tour of the castle. Adults will find a lighted tour of the castle as interesting as the nighttime haunt!

Tip: Discount Coupons may be available online.

Cherry Crest Farms

Cherry Crest Farms

Accept the challenge and claim victory in your quest for freedom from the tyranny of the world’s largest mind bender. Of course we are talking about the mega corn maze,The Amazing Maize Maze™. As seen on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Lifetime Cable, and 

Ski Big Bear

Ski Big Bear

Ski Big Bear offers 18 trails, 6 lifts including 2 Magic Carpet lifts, and 650′ of vertical. The mountain is covered annually with approximately 50 inches of snow. When Mother Nature isn’t sending snow our way, our snowmakers make sure the trails are blanketed with 

Eagle Rock Resort

Eagle Rock Resort

Eagle Rock Resort is set amongst the beautiful Blue Mountains and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.

With short lift lines, you will be able to enjoy the whole mountain at Eagle Rock Resort. The latest snow making equipment ensures a covered mountain for quality skiing.

There are 14 lighted slopes, that all offer a picturesque view of the valley.

Terrain Park: 1 mile long terrain park, JIB park, 16 rails, rhythm section, gaps and jumps

Eagle Rock also offers a Skating rink and friendly family fun nights.