Month: October 2020

Fort Washington State Park

Fort Washington State Park

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular 

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain has a variety of things to do including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.  Liberty Mountain also features an onsite hotel and resort. They offer specials on lessons and on lift tickets, check their website for more details.

BWP Bat Factory Tours

BWP Bat Factory Tours

How cool is this? BWP makes baseball bats. The same bats used by Shane Victorino and Manny Ramirez. Not only that, but  they follow the process from the harvesting of the trees to the finished product

BWP produces about 2000 bats a week. Some of their best craftsmen are actually former baseball players. If they don’t know bats, who does?

BWP Bats start from select trees from Western Pennsylvania that are aged to maturity.  They harvest the trees and select which ones are suitable for bats, which is less than 20% .  Wood that will not make a bat go into some other products they make. BWP has a guided tour through their factory. It also has an outlet shop that offers personalized gifts.

Why not use the bat favored by some of the pro’s?

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

After Richard recieved the Mansion from his father he went on to serve the Pennsylvania commonwealth and to become the Judge that passed the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavary bill.He worked with many of the founding fathers at the estate.

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 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

“Play with Real Stuff” is a quote on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s website. That statement is what drives the museums permanent exhibits, which encourage children to build, play and ‘work’, all in fun while learning the physics and mechanics of the way things in our world work.

All kids love water – and the waterplay exhibit is very popular. It is best said, right from the website:

“Bubbling, gurgling, swirling, rising – water flows through this exhibit in amazing ways. Build your own boat and launch it down The River, a 53-foot water table that runs through the Museum’s Waterplay exhibit, to see if it can survive the rapids, whirlpools and the lock system. Create your own spouting masterpiece out of Intriguing Pipes. If it springs a leak, try again! Younger kids can splish splash in the shallow Pond with funnels and waterwheels.”

There is never a day without a special event or exhibit, so check the website an plan your trip accordingly!

Old Order Amish Tours

Old Order Amish Tours

The tours are ideal for adults and children of any age. They can include a buggy ride and visiting a farm during milking time.