Month: March 2021

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 

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 

Warriors Path State Park

Warriors Path State Park

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.

Colton Point State Park

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. On the other side of the 

Shankweilers Drive-In Theatre

Shankweilers Drive-In Theatre

All shows are double features,one ticket! Load up the car and come on out!

Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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.

 

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

A spiral staircase containing 120 steel steps leads to an enclosed observation deck. The deck is encased in glass block for year round enjoyment. From there you’re able to see as far as 5th and Penn sts.

Caledonia State Park

Caledonia State Park

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 

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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 true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Through November 30: Pandemonium, a site specific sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miler.

Admission: $12 Adults. $10 Seniors. $8 Students and Kids.

Address: 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia.

Public Contact: www.EasternState.org, or (215) 236-3300.