Month: April 2020

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is set alongside the Monongahela River on an old rail yard for a steelworks facility. Opened in 1989, Sandcastle now boasts 14 attractions, including slides, pools, kids play areas and the worlds largest hot tub. Among the waterslides are the Blue Tubaluba, the…

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called the `Black Forest,` the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest’s `Forest Cathedral` of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River…

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the `S` turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on itself. This feature may be seen from the Doubling Gap Vista in adjacent Tuscarora State Forest. The park has 273 acres of woodland and a 3.5-acre lake.

A sand beach is available for use from mid-May to mid-September.

US Army Heritage and Education Center

US Army Heritage and Education Center

The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and…

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave is the only all-water cavern in Pennsylvania.   The guided tour lasts one hour through the limestone cavern.   The cavern tour is by motorboat which winds through the caverns and passageways. Don’t forget your camera or video camera, but you will definitely need…

Point State Park

Point State Park

Once the site of three forts, the park was completed and dedicated in 1974. In 1975, Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark. Today you can still see the outlines where the original structures stood.

After you’re done, you can enjoy fishing, boating and hiking. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Point State Park is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks and works in collaboration with the Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

It also has two museums, Fort Pitt Museum and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse. Call for tour times.

 

Bendigo State Park

Bendigo State Park

The 100-acre Bendigo State Park is in a small valley surrounded with many picturesque hills. About 20 acres of the park is developed, half of which is a large shaded picnic area. The forest is predominantly northern hardwoods and includes beech, birch, cherry and maple.…

Varden Conservation Area

Varden Conservation Area

The gift of veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 343-acre Varden Conservation Area is in Wayne County. This magnanimous gift of land is a pristine area in a once-remote section of the state that now is beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be…

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 feet – giving us a vertical drop of 515 feet. There is also a terrain park adjacent to our double chairlift.

Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the…

Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

During your tour, each person is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel.They also get to see the ovens and visit the kitchens where the pretzels are made.

Thomas T. Taber Museum

Thomas T. Taber Museum

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 the Army and later marriage and raising a family,Thomas started funding worthwhile projects. Helping the Muncy School district, planting 157 trees downtown over 2 years.

When he retired he continued talking to people and learning about history.  Everything he did was strictly as a volunteer. He said you couldn’t pay him to do what he loved.

The Lycoming County Historical Society, founded in 1907, is a historical museum, preserving the cultural heritage of Northcentral Pennsylvania.They are one of the benefactors of Thomas T. Taber.

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life. Among one of their many exhibits of course….. are 300  trains.

 

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 Acres, the Morris Arboretum is Pennsylvania’s Official Arboretum. Open all year, patrons can experience all the seasons and see some of Pennsylvania’s oldest trees. There are over 13,000 plants to explore and learn about. There are many attractions included in the arboretum,…

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.