Month: February 2021

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause 

Sight and Sound Theatres

Sight and Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres has been described in many ways: ‘the largest faith-based live theatre in America,’ ‘the Christian Broadway,’ ‘one of the top three theatre destinations on the East Coast’ . . . and the list goes on. Each year, about 800,000 people come 

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site was the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

Tuscarora State Park

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Mountain seems to drop right into the southern side of Tuscarora Lake. The scenic picnic area plays host to many day trips and family reunions and the lake is a popular fishing spot. The 1,618-acre park is home to the Park Office and Visitor 

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 

U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint

The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint to be opened but what you’ll be visiting is actually the fourth building to house the mint. The initial idea started in 1792 by President Washington. The mint first only produced coins as our currency and still, to this day, has the original machine used to press those coins.

All tours are self guided and you’ll see everything from large coils of copper and nickel to the seven glass mosaics the Tiffany created to celebrate the opening of the third building in 1901. Look for the areas designed for the kids. All tours have audio.

While you’re there don’t forget to look for Peter. He’s the Mint Eagle. He made the first mint his home and the mint artists still study Peter when using new eagle designs.

You’ll see the coin presses in operation, the Mint key and the Mint deed signed by President Andrew Jackson along with many other artifacts on

Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border 

Elk State Park

Elk State Park

The 3,192-acre Elk State Park is in the rugged mountains of northern Pennsylvania. The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is large enough for unlimited horsepower boating and is great for water-skiing. The lake and nearby streams are stocked with warm-water and cold-water fish.