Month: May 2020

Firefighters Historical Museum

Firefighters Historical Museum

What a great way to honor our heroes by visiting their beginnings.

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. The Youghiogheny River provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. Ohiopyle State Park offers an 

Ford Loudoun

Ford Loudoun

In 1756, the Pennsylvania General Assembly decided to build a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains to protect it’s citizens against the French during the ongoing war. It is at one of these forts, Fort Loudoun, that the first armed uprising against royal troops took place. Fort Loudon is one of three fort set into the mountains along the Mason-Dixon line.

Come out and walk in the footsteps our soldiers took more than 250 years ago. Imagine the hardships, see how the lived.

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the “America: Through Immigrant Eyes” exhibit; the Johnstown Children’s Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the 

AvalancheXpress at Heritage Hills

AvalancheXpress at Heritage Hills

One of the most popular winter attractions in the region! AvalancheXpress snow tubing is a thrilling downhill experience for the whole family! With multiple downhill runs, including “Xtreme”, intermediate and family lanes – there’s something for everyone! What’s better, tubers enjoy fast moving lines and 

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.
Here are a few pointers that might make it easier spotting elk.

During mating season, bull elk can often be seen at the forest edge preparing to battle other males for the right to mate. This happens in the Fall.
In colder months, elk typically seek warmth and shelter among the trees. The evergreen forests provide good cover, and trees provide cold-weather food for these animals.

As the weather gets warmer and food becomes more plentiful, elk move to the meadows to feed on the grasses. The center plants alfalfa, timothy, clover, and winter wheat to name a few.

The best times to view are early in the morning, just after day light and in the hours before dark. Just remember, like us, wildlife does not like the heat. They will bed down in the shade where it is coolest during the day.