Month: March 2021

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs, and covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic. Since the early 1970s, the center 

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The People’s Path, and America’s First National Scenic Trail `The body of the Trail is provided by the lands it traverses, and its soul is in the living stewardship of the volunteers and workers of the Appalachian Trail community.` -from the Appalachian Trail Management Principles, 

Locust Lake State Park

Locust Lake State Park

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 and a number of hiking trails wind through the park and vary to steep and challenging trails for hearty hikers.

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 

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 

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Built in 1931,  and one of the few remaining large dance halls of the pre-World War II era still in existence, Sunnybrook hosted  many of the great Big Band performers — Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and  Rudy Valli since the ballroom opened.

Now not only can you enjoy various live performers from different genres but indulge in a wonderful meal before the show starts.

Not interested in the show meet some friends in Chummy’s Lounge,with Trivia on Wednesday and Karaoke on Thursday. Don’t forget live music in the Tiki Hut.

Sunnybrook is more than a ballroom, it’s a concert hall, family night, a place for a romantic dinner or some comic relief. Check out their website for a calendar of events or for those of you that are a little more adventurous, sign up for one of their cooking classes.
And yes, there’s always dancing.
Living Treasures Animal Park – Donegal

Living Treasures Animal Park – Donegal

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 

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver features two waterslides, a heated swimming pool, a Children’s Splash and Play area, plus mini golf. Each of the winding and twisting slides are 380′ long! They are called the White Water Innertube Ride and the Atomic Blaster. WildRiver is located in the tourist 

Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain

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.

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Choo Choo Barn and the Shops at Traintown

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you will not want to miss a visit to the Choo Choo Barn and the other stores at the Shops Of Traintown. Children of all ages will enjoy watching the trains operating, the animated 

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine River Museum

The Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.  Previous displays include:  Scribner’s Magazine:  The Early Years in Illustration; Comic Catharsis: A Gift of Cartoons by 

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.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hot, smoky, noisy — these words describe how Hopewell Furnace looked from 1771 to 1883. Hopewell and other `iron plantations` laid the foundations for America’s iron and steel industry. Today, the site stands as an example of America’s development during the industrial revolution. The historic 

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park, 12 miles east of Altoona, is a modern day use facility developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting 

Linn Run State Park

Linn Run State Park

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. Forbes State Forest borders Linn Run State Park and offers 50,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation.