Month: October 2020

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 tress to the finished product.

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

Belmont Mansion was the home of Richard Peters. Peters was the son of an English lawyer who acted as a land agent for the Penn family. Buying the property in 1742, the senior Peters designed and built the mansions and the surrounding gardens.

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.

After his death, the property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869 as part of a program to preserve the quality of water. The site continued to be used for public entertaining until it became an historic house museum under the management of the American Women’s Heritage Society in 1986.

Recently, after extensive renovations, Belmont Mansion reopened in the summer of 2007 as The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion.

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