Month: April 2021

Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail

Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail

Stretched across Lehigh County are a number of log cabins – still maintained by various organizations and private individuals. The Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail was created to help visitors tour the remaining structures in Lehigh County. The website provides more information, driving brochures and 

Museum of Indian Culture

Museum of Indian Culture

For over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Culture has been a fun and educational place to learn about Native American history and culture. Located in Allentown’s scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum offers visitors a chance to try Native American hunting and survival skills, see a reproduction Eastern Woodland 

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park is the largest state park in Pennsylvania and anything you could possibly want to do, it’s here!

With three campgrounds it has more than any other park. Along with boating, fishing and swimming , at Pymatuning you can enjoying plenty of summer recreational opportunities.

More of a fall or winter vacationer? Then enjoy the parks seven mile hiking trail or picnic while sight-seeing. If you’re the sportsman try ice-fishing, hunting or cross-country skiing.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission operate a fish hatchery and visitor center, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission has wildlife viewing areas and a learning center.

While you’re there you can visit the Pennsylvania Spillway and it’s incredible phenomenom of “ducks walking on water”, where the fish come to be feed by the visitors and are so dense, the duck walk along their backs to share the food!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the world’s major art museums.  It was established in 1876 and offers a wide variety of fine and decorative arts.  There are over 225,000 pieces of art work from artist in the United States, Asia and Europe.  The collection includes painting masterpieces, 

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove

Admission and Parking is free – so get on out to Elysburg and enjoy the park.  Rides do cost though and a day pass is only $31 (2011).  There are traditional, new and favorite amusement rides, plus a huge swimming pool, rope climb and waterslides. 

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July or early August when the pairie is in full bloom.

Jennings Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretation to the community. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers, and the general public that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources. By taking some time to explore Jennings through its trail network or community programs, visitors can enjoy the outdoors while learning the skills needed to be good stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave is the only all-water cavern in Pennsylvania.   The guided tour lasts one hour through the limestone cavern.   The cavern tour is by motorboat which winds through the caverns and passageways. Don’t forget your camera or video camera, but you will definitely need 

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park. The campground opens the first weekend in April and closes 

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can re-live the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam, people and stories of railroading have returned.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom continues to be the most complete and affordable family entertainment destination in the region.  The entire family gets a double dose of fun with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – two great parks for the price of one. For the little 

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.

Appalachian Brewing Company

Appalachian Brewing Company

Operating since 1997 in Harrisburg, the Appalachian Brewing Company has expanded to include the Abbey Bar, and brewpubs in Camp Hill and Gettysburg. Using natural ingredients and strict quality guidelines, the brewing company has turned out a good number of flagship brews including Trail Blaze Organic Brown Ale and Susquehanna Stout, as well as specialty beers brewed monthly like Hinterland Hefe Weizen and Outta Focus Double IPA.

Visit the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg and find a full menu to complement the in-house brews. Live music and other events including films and meetups are offered many nights of the week. For more interest in the actual process of brewing, tours are offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. If you still haven’t had enough, grab a six-pack to take home, or a 64 oz. Growler that can be returned for a refill!

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

Whether you’re having a family reunion or just some family fun, there’s plenty for everyone to do.

White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek Preserve

The 1,341-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is in southern Chester County, three miles north of Newark, Delaware. The White Clay Creek Valley, which forms the core of the Preserve, varies from steep to gradually falling terrain with some flat bottomlands. White Clay Creek Preserve shares 

The David Bradford House Museum

The David Bradford House Museum

Congress established the excise tax in 1791 to help reduce the $54 million national debt. It became known as the “Whiskey Rebellion”. In 1794 thousands of farmers in western Pennsylvania took up arms in opposition to a federal law calling for an excise tax on distilled spirits.

The David Bradford House was built in 1788 and was home to the Whiskey Rebellion, the first domestic challenge to the new American government.

The David Bradford House is full of 18th Century History, Architecture, and Antiques. The kitchen, which was built outside in an attempt to prevent an uncontrolled fire, will allow you to see foods are being prepared and then make a stop at the Sign of the Seven Stars Tavern where the Rebellion began.

Join them for their Candlelight tours,their Haunted walks, or maybe their Whiskey Rebellion Dinner.