Month: October 2020

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Gloria Dei is an active religious congregation, and is home to the parish minister. For more information about visiting, contact the Rector at (215) 389-1513 Before William Penn, the Swedes were here, building log homes and a brick church, GLORIA DEI. Imagine the transformation – 

Indian Echo Caverns

Indian Echo Caverns

In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public.  The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era.   Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns. Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent 

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas and peaceful solitude.

The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round, and daily during the summer season.

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 

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can re-live the era 

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation — it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

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.

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run State Park

The 15,990-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. This large park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is 

Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam State Park

The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch or just relax. The beautiful day use area is wonderful for a picnic or hike.

In 1927, the former Department of Forests and Waters was considering a recreation site in the area and surveyed the old log-crib dam. It was decided to construct a new dam upstream at a better location. The new dam was completed in the spring of 1928 and provided a shallow pool. Recreational activities began almost immediately and by the early 1930s, Whipple Dam was listed as a State Forest Public Camp.

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the `S` turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on itself. This feature may be seen from the Doubling Gap Vista in adjacent Tuscarora State Forest. The park has 273 

Laurel Ridge State Park

Laurel Ridge State Park

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel 

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails.

The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults and children, as well as school groups, scout groups, and clubs. As a private, not-for-profit organization, Tyler is not government supported. The Arboretum survives and thrives on the support of our members and donors.

Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

With its convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County, easy access from major area roadways, free parking, beautiful animals and gardens, it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Elmwood Park Zoo as one of the most popular destinations in the region. Come join 

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 

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.