Month: December 2020

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, 

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called the `Black Forest,` the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest’s `Forest Cathedral` of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River 

Ski Big Bear

Ski Big Bear

Ski Big Bear offers 18 trails, 6 lifts including 2 Magic Carpet lifts, and 650′ of vertical. The mountain is covered annually with approximately 50 inches of snow. When Mother Nature isn’t sending snow our way, our snowmakers make sure the trails are blanketed with as much snow as possible. Our trails offer something for every ability.

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Perched on the top of the Allegheny Plateau, Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Stay overnight to extend your stay so you can 

Martin Guitar Factory

Martin Guitar Factory

At the Martin Guitar factory tour, you will see how guitars are made by skilled craftsmen using old world tools. Tours are on a first come, first served basis. Group tours can be scheduled at different times (check the website). Non-flash camera photography is allowed. 

Ski Roundtop

Ski Roundtop

Ski Roundtop covers 100 acres with 15 trails, 11 lifts and 600′ of vertical drop. The trails are pretty evenly set between beginner, intermediate and expert.

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

Come for an experience you won’t get anywhere else!

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

The museum is 15,000 square foot and takes you through Zippos history from their contributions in WWII to their place in Rock-n-Roll to each time Zippo was in a Hollywood film.

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

At Living Treasures in Moraine, you can see and interact with hundreds of animals from around the world.

There are several species of birds, primates, big cats, reptiles and more!

Featured exhibits include a rare white tiger, near extinct barbary lions, laughing hyenas, and large alligators.

A 25 minute horse drawn covered wagon ride that allows you to get up close and personal with different types of antelope, zebra, water buffalo, ostrich and other animals.

Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the 

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Elk Mountain dates back to 1959 and was one of the first ski areas on PA.

With 27 trails, Elk has some of the most challenging terrain around.

State Museum of Pennsylvania

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Adjacent to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building in Harrisburg, The State Museum offers exhibits and exquisite collections interpreting the state’s fascinating heritage. From the dawn of geologic time, to the Native American experience, colonial and revolutionary beginnings, and a pivotal Civil War battleground through the Commonwealth’s 

Kooser State Park

Kooser State Park

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park. The park’s original design character was stamped 

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry’s oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in contrast with clean trout streams and forested hillsides seen today throughout the park.

At the Train Station Visitor Center, displays and programs illustrate the early oil boom, including an informative historical slide show. The train station is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. At the Train Station Visitor Center, a train with the same historical route is available for rides. Historical tableaus show landscapes that contain buildings, machinery, equipment and materials that replicate the landscape.

Today the park is pleasantly used for picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Grills, drinking fountains and restrooms are readily available.