The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor recreation. The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff …
Month: July 2020
Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species – from African Penguins to Zebras. It is located in the Trexler Nature preserve, which was established in 1906. The zoo was contructed in 1974 – but only recently (2006) the operations were taken over by the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society.
The first exhibit you will find in this 29 acre zoo, is the penguin exhibit. There are daily feedings that you can watch as well.
The zoo was accredited in 2006 by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Bordered on the south by steep Mount Yeager and on the north by Nescopeck Mountain, Nescopeck State Park encompasses wetlands, rich forests and many diverse habitats. Nescopeck Creek, a favorite of anglers, meanders through the park.
Nineteen miles of hiking trails uncover unique wildlife habitats. The nine-acre Lake Frances offers trout, bass, and pan fishing. In the wintertime, cross-coutry skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities. The environmental education center offers hands-on learning activities to educate guests about the park’s natural biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and environmental issues facing society. The two hundred acres of wetlands and forest offer a diverse wildlife observation experience.
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 …
Bucktail State Park provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the …
The No.9 Mine and Museum is the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine! You can take a tour of the mine by jumping into one of the coal cars. On the tour you will see original tools of the miners, an elevator shaft and much more. After the tour you can stop by the souvenir shop for your very own pieces of coal or other mementos. If you want to make a whole day of it there are plenty of picnic facilities.
Longwood Gardens, located in the Brandywine Valley and situated on 1050 acres. With 20 outdoor gardens and 20 indoor, heated greenhouses, plus meadows, fountains and over 11,000 different types of plants, Longwood Gardens will occupy a full day of exploring. Go to the website to …
This park is nestled in the gap of Tuscarora Mountain. Dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States, this narrow, peaceful hollow is the site of James Buchanan’s birthplace. A stone pyramid monument surrounded by majestic conifers stands on the site of the original cabin where he was born. Buck Run is a native brook trout stream.
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park is an 18.5-acre park. Nestled in a gap of the Tuscarora Mountain in Franklin County. The park and surrounding the forested mountains offer an abundance of beauty throughout the year.
The Children’s Museum has a mission, which is to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor.
By offering over 50 exhibits, the museum provides hands-on educational experiences which allow children of all ages can enjoy and participate.
All of the exhibits maintained by the museum are educational and hands on.