Month: June 2020

Childrens Museum

Childrens Museum

There is something here for all ages!

Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Come explore the premier Pocono resort any time of year at Jack Frost Big Boulder, where snow comes first. Located in the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, we are the ideal destination for your next winter retreat or summer get-away. The best skiing, snowboarding, snow 

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to over 1,500 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and polar bears make the Zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction. Visit the Zoo’s state-of-the-art PECO Primate Reserve to see gorillas, colobus monkeys, ruffed lemurs and more. Soar 400 feet above the city on the Channel 6 Zooballoon®. The Zoo seasonally offers the Tastykake Children’s Zoo, giant Swan Boat rides, zookeeper talks and a magical Treehouse with interactive activities for children. Guests can check the Zoo map, printed daily, for animal feedings and keeper talks.

Watch out for that rhino ahead! Take a ride on our newest permanent attraction, Dodge Wild Earth™. Grab a fellow traveler and climb inside one of our new Dodge Durango virtual adventure simulators to photograph the treasures of Africa’s Serengeti plains. You have the power to choose where and how fast you go, -zoom down a gully and slosh through shallow water to experience all the bumps, rolls and climbs you can handle.

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend. Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun 

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site was the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, 

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

Did you know that Scranton’s nickname is The Electric City? Then what a perfect place for the Electric City Trolley Museum.

Trolleys originally were horse drawn, after that they were run on electric rails well into the twentieth century.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. Not only do they house the history of trains and trolleys, there are exhibits and biographies of those that made the difference in what became our current public transportation system.

While you’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

Check out their calendar, there’s always something happening at the Electric City Trolley Museum!

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an 

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park. Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available. The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest 

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park.

The campground opens the first weekend in April and closes in mid-December. There are 99 campsites: 93 sites can accommodate trailer units up to 30 feet in length, six sites are for tents only. Open or shaded sites are along a stream. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe 

Toy Museum

Toy Museum

Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into the huge tract of public land.

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boyscout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service. Most people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica is a walk through zoo and is part of Hersheypark. As a North American zoological exhibit, you will see plants and animals that are native to North America (no monkeys or giraffes) According to their website (which has quite a bit of information, by 

Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676.29 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River.

Cabins and Camping is available from early March to early December.

There is a 180ft sand beach that is open to swimming from late May until mid-September.

Hiking, picnicing and fishing are popular activities in the summer – while cross country skiing, sledding and tobaganning are popular in the winter.