Known for its popular camping area, Locust Lake State Park nestles on the side of Locust Mountain. The 52-acre Locust Lake is located between two campgrounds and is surrounded by beautiful forests. Hiking and fishing are popular activities in the 1,089-acre park. A bike trail …
Month: March 2021
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 …
Shawnee Mountain is a family friendly resort which has a 700′ fall with 23 ski slopes and trails. There are also 2 terrain parks for you snowboarders out there.
Not a skier or boarder? Then check out the Snow Tubing Park with 6 chutes. Something for everyone.
The longest trail at Shawnee runs 5,100′ – almost a full mile!
NEW: Added in the 2010 ski season is the Tomahawk Express, a detachable quad that will serve as Shawnee Mountain’s flagship ski lift. It will serve 20 of Shawnee’s 23 trails. You will get to the top in less than 1/2 the time, compared to the current lift!
The website contains more information about Shawnee programs and events.
The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls. …
The 349-acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania.
The park is a seasonal day use area open from mid-April through the end of October. At other times of the year, visitors must park near the main gate and walk into the park.
This finger of land is bounded on three sides by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, which empties into Raystown Lake approximately one mile downstream. The unique shape of the park was formed as a result of river meandering. This section of the river exhibits some of the best examples of natural stream meandering in the state.
In 1861 Julius Sturgis had the first pretzel bakery ever to be opened. Located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania, visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and watch the bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand.
During your tour, each person is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel.They also get to see the ovens and visit the kitchens where the pretzels are made. And when your done, everyone gets complimentary “Little Ones” hardpretzels at the end of their visit.
Kids of all ages love trying their hand at pretzel twisting.
They will accomodate groups of all sizes, over 10 please call for reservations.
Sturgis pretzels are a staple of Lancaster. Come in for yourself and see why.
“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe …
The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. Blue Mountain, the easternmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, is to the west and northwest of the park across a large low, rolling, fertile valley known as the Great Valley. South Mountain is mostly composed of a hard rock called quartzite. The valleys on either side are underlined with limestone and shale. The soil is ideal for fruit production, proven by the abundance of orchards in the surrounding area.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This was the world’s first true `penitentiary,` a prison designed to inspire penitence, or …