Month: September 2020

Lakemont Park

Lakemont Park

Lakemont Park dates back to 1894 is the proud owner of the world’s oldest roller coaster, “Leap-the-Dips”. Built in 1902, it is now a national historic landmark and has been recently restored and available for rides! Lakemont Park has rides and attractions for the whole 

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park

The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Prepare for a scare as you walk our quarter mile trail through Terre Hill Park filled with ghosts and ghouls, special effects, and live actors! Guests are returned to the main park pavilion on Lancaster Avenue by a ten minute haunted hayride, departing from the trail exit. Admission is only $5.00 and benefits the Terre Hill Park and Playground. For more information as well as directions to our event, please visit our website at www.terrehilldays.com/thht. Also, check out our website for details on our Fall Harvest parade!

Delaware Canal State Park

Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. A walk along the 60-mile towpath 

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is located in north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing, sailing and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl. Boating is very popular including sailboat racing which attracts offshore spectators. The park offers 

Bald Eagle Valley

Bald Eagle Valley

The 5,900-acre park lies in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. Two geologic provinces create Bald Eagle’s scenic beauty. The Allegheny Plateau to the north and west holds smooth, undulating uplands. The Ridge and Valley Province to the south and east contains numerous long, narrow mountain ridges separated by valleys.

The diverse geology in the park provides the backdrop for the lake, forests, fields, wetlands, and streams. Old field habitat throughout the park is undergoing natural succession. Grasses are giving way to goldenrod and asters, and gray dogwood and sumacs are being pushed out by pines and maples. These fields provide homes for bluebird, monarch butterfly, woodchuck, and cottontail rabbit, while squirrel and downy woodpecker inhabit the woodlots. A mature oak and hickory forest covers the Bald Eagle Mountain and provides homes for porcupine and turkey. The edge habitat created when old fields meet woods and wetlands, allows white-tailed deer, woodcock and red-winged blackbird to thrive.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of PA has a huge amount of exhibits and information available, covering the history of railroading in the United States. You can see the history and heritage of the old steam trains to the technology and advancement through the years.  Over 100 

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you will not want to miss a visit to the Choo Choo Barn and the other stores at the Shops Of Traintown. Children of all ages will enjoy watching the trains operating, the animated 

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Lehigh Gorge State Park

A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.

Seven Springs

Seven Springs

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. So much more than exceptional snowsports, Seven Springs’ legendary service provides guests with relaxing escapes. Take the entire family skiing in the morning, take a shot at sporting clays or 

America on Wheels Museum

America on Wheels Museum

America on Wheels is a  48,000-square-foot facility devoted to exhibits about “over the road transportation.” The museum allows visitors to inspect rare and historic vehicles up close, whether it’s a 1915 Model T roadster, an early motorcycle, or rare Mac Truck. The Mack Truck corporation 

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Are you curious about wine and how it’s made? Or maybe you’re just interested in the history and the tools that are used. How about trying to find that one special bouquet without buying bottle after bottle.

Then Laurel Mountain Vineyard is the place to visit, with wine tasting to teach you the difference between wines to a Antique Museum that shows the developement of wine making implements through the years.

Bring lunch and enjoy the view from their Pavillion. Or check out their events calendar for live music. When you’re through stop buy the gift shop for all kinds of wine gizmos and gadgets.

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver features two waterslides, a heated swimming pool, a Children’s Splash and Play area, plus mini golf. Each of the winding and twisting slides are 380′ long! They are called the White Water Innertube Ride and the Atomic Blaster. WildRiver is located in the tourist 

Frances Slocum State Park

Frances Slocum State Park

Frances Slocum State Park consists of 1,035 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County. Frances Slocum Lake is the focal point of the park and forms a horseshoe covering 165 acres.

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

The Chocolate Kingdom is a realm that is inhabited by a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a 125-pound chocolate reindeer and 75-pound chocolate frog. Chocolate castles, a train, a village, and a Ferris Wheel which brings this whimsical land to life.

The Daffin’s have been making chocolate for over 100 years, down through three generations.The original store was in Ohio in the early 1900’s and after the death of Alec Daffin in 1936, his son moved the store to Sharon in 1947 after serving in WWII.

Today there are three Pennsylvania stores, two in Ohio and a factory. Everything is still run by the Daffin family. They’re also the candy provider to all the Hallmark stores.

If you would like to visit the factory for a tour call 877-323-3465 and schedule a visit. Check the website for special events, like swizzle stick day. Every visit includes a sample, who could resist that?