Month: May 2020

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Beavers abound in the area with a large active colony. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make 

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings 

Boyd’s Bear Country

Boyd’s Bear Country

**According to their website, they are closed as of January 2011**

 

Just outside of Gettysburg, PA, amongst the beauty and history of the Pennsylvania countryside is a whimsical world of wonder, waiting for you to discover…a Big Ol’ Barn filled the rafters with family fun…it’s Boyds Bear Country, Gettysburg! Boyds Bear Country is a magical and fun-filled experience for kids of all ages! It’s where the most Boyds Bears and Friends anywhere live and play in inspiring settings that are sure to make you laugh or make you sigh…Boyds Bear Country is The World’s Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store (which isn’t anything to sneeze at) and much more!

Come on in! Enjoy the stunning views of the rolling countryside from our three-story atrium, warm up by the huge stone fireplace, enjoy some good down-home cookin’, take in live, local entertainment on the weekends and have fun with hands-on activities the whole family will love! If you need help planning your trip to Boyds Bear Country, Gettysburg, just get a hold of our helpful Guest Relations Center Staff! They’ll help ya plan yer visit here and make ya feel just like family!

Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park

In Carbon County, the 2,972-acre Beltzville State Park is developed around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, Beltzville Dam. Beltzville Lake is 949 acres with a shoreline of 19.8 miles. The park is along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation areas around the 

Firefighters Historical Museum

Firefighters Historical Museum

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

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large field is filled with blooming butterfly weed in late-July and early-August and attracts many butterflies.

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July 

The Pottery Works

The Pottery Works

The Pottery Works is the place to go. Kids and growns-ups alike will enjoy finding something to brighten their day, then letting the painter inside free to express themself.

Elk State Park

Elk State Park

The 3,192-acre Elk State Park is in the rugged mountains of northern Pennsylvania. The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is large enough for unlimited horsepower boating and is great for water-skiing. The lake and nearby streams are stocked with warm-water and cold-water fish.

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park’s 230 acres is near the base of Blue Mountain. The park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap, the headquarters for the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard. Boat rentals, warm-water fishing, and light easy hiking are common activities at Memorial Lake 

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 

Camelback Ski Mountain

Camelback Ski Mountain

Camelback Ski Area is the largest in the Poconos, with 33 trails & 13 lifts, plus a half pipe and terrain park – ALL LIGHTED for night skiing! Open during the normal Pennsylvania ski season, Camelback offers regular admissions, group and special admissions, plus rentals, ski school, a nursery and snow tubing.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation — it honors the ability 

Ford Loudoun

Ford Loudoun

Come out and walk in the footsteps our soldiers took more than 250 years ago.

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 Galliker’s Cafe and the 4th Floor Ethnic Social Club. The HDC is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Welcome!

New in 2001, the Center’s interactive exhibits let you experience first-hand what it was like to be an immigrant to Johnstown around the turn of the century, building a better life here. It’s a national story told in a local context! Tickets also include admission to the Johnstown Flood Museum.