Month: October 2020

Keystone State Park

Keystone State Park

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the 

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 

Martin Guitar Museum

Martin Guitar Museum

The Martin Guitar Museum is a centre for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. Attractive displays showcase over 170 exquisitely crafted guitars that parallel our 174-year history. Through six generations, our Company’s legendary heritage has helped create music history and define musical culture. (From the Martin Guitar Museum Website)

Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute

Imagine walking through a beating human heart. Watching science in motion. Discovering the body, electric, the stars and more all in the same day! The Franklin Institute offers 3 floors of learning, including 9 permanent exhibits and many traveling exhibits. Visitors can learn about the 

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.

Laurel Summit State Park

Laurel Summit State Park

This scenic picnic area is operated by the Bureau of State Parks. The 6-acre area offers picnic tables, a pavilion, water, and restroom. The area is 2,739 feet above sea level and several degrees cooler than surrounding towns. This area also provides trailhead parking for Spruce Flats bog and Wolf Rocks.

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.

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge in the poconos is the regions first indoor waterpark featuring Bear Track Landing. Bear Track Landing is a 78,000 square foot waterpark with 11 waterslides, 6 pools, and an interactive activity center. Slides include the Hydro Plunge, Coyote Cannon, Alberta Falls™, Totem 

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 

Bucktail State Park

Bucktail State Park

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 Bucktails or Bucktail Rangers. This is the old Sinnemahoning Trail used by American Indians on their way to and from the eastern continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers. Aside from the three towns named above, the valley is mostly forested land with an occasional small village or isolated farm.

This beautiful area has also been called the Bucktail Canyon because of the steep mountains that form beautiful forested walls along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Sinnemahoning Creek.

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.