Month: June 2021

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, 

Old Mill Village Museum

Old Mill Village Museum

Old Mill Village Museum, a site on the Endless Mountains Heritage Trail, began 30 years ago when concerned citizens realized the wealth of our area’s heritage was in danger of being lost forever unless action was taken to preserve the historical artifacts and trades from 

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom State Park is surrounded by the huge Tiadaghton State Forest and provides visitors with a welcome rest area. Visitors often use the parking area of this small roadside picnic site for access to hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting on forest land.

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

Kalahari Resorts includes an indoor Waterpark with a lazy river, body and tube slides, and plenty of indoor fun for the whole family.  The waterpark has a retractable roof, but regardless of the weather conditions outside, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable air and water 

Eagles Mere Air Museum

Eagles Mere Air Museum

There are approximately 20 airplanes currently located at the field and several more in restoration nearby. All of which you’re able to see up close and personal.

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

The Chocolate Kingdom is a realm that is inhabited by a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a 125-pound chocolate reindeer and 75-pound chocolate frog. Chocolate castles, a train, a village, and a Ferris Wheel which brings this whimsical land to life.

The Daffin’s have been making chocolate for over 100 years, down through three generations.The original store was in Ohio in the early 1900’s and after the death of Alec Daffin in 1936, his son moved the store to Sharon in 1947 after serving in WWII.

Today there are three Pennsylvania stores, two in Ohio and a factory. Everything is still run by the Daffin family. They’re also the candy provider to all the Hallmark stores.

If you would like to visit the factory for a tour call 877-323-3465 and schedule a visit. Check the website for special events, like swizzle stick day. Every visit includes a sample, who could resist that?

 

 

 

Cherry Crest Farms

Cherry Crest Farms

Accept the challenge and claim victory in your quest for freedom from the tyranny of the world’s largest mind bender. Of course we are talking about the mega corn maze,The Amazing Maize Maze™. As seen on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Lifetime Cable, and 

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 

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boy scout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service.  Most  people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.

You’ll see modern art of his work and old awards that actually started back when he was in the Boy Scouts.

Stewart made a total of 81 Featured Films during his career. As you browse through the museum you’ll see original movie posters and photos that start from the 1930s.

The Universal City Studios of Hollywood donated the state-of-the-art sound and projection system to the Indiana Free Library in memory of Jimmy Stewart. There’s scheduled viewings of his movies on the weekends when the museum is open.

This is great for the film buff or just someone who’s just nostalgic.

Bucktail State Park

Bucktail State Park

Bucktail State Park provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the 

Spring Mountain Ski Area

Spring Mountain Ski Area

Spring Mountain is the mountain where everyone begins their family tradition of Skiing, Snowboarding or Snow tubing. There simply is no better place to make the most of Winter. Spring Mountain has 8 trails, two snow tubing runs, four lifts, a terrain park and half-pipe, 

Erie Art Museum

Erie Art Museum

In 1898 a group of artists came together to form The Art Club of Erie. The new organization met at the Art Gallery in the new Public Library on Perry Square, where it would make its home for the next half century.  The Art Club moved, together with the Erie Public Museum, to the Watson-Curtze Mansion on West Sixth Street in the 1940’s, and in 1956 moved to a building of their own. The building  gradually became known as the Art Center, and  the first professional Director was hired in 1968.

As the Erie Art Center expanded it now includes  a traveling exhibition program ,  a darkroom , frame shop, studios for artists , ceramics studio , and commenced the Contemporary Music Series.

What’s now known as the Erie Art Museum continues to grow and expand so you never know what you’ll find on your next visit!

 

AvalancheXpress at Heritage Hills

AvalancheXpress at Heritage Hills

One of the most popular winter attractions in the region! AvalancheXpress snow tubing is a thrilling downhill experience for the whole family! With multiple downhill runs, including “Xtreme”, intermediate and family lanes – there’s something for everyone! What’s better, tubers enjoy fast moving lines and 

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, 

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 ones, there are a total of 17 children`s rides at Dorney Park and three aquatic playlands in Wildwater Kingdom. Parents go along for the ride on many kids` attractions in CAMP SNOOPY modeled after the big thrill rides in the Park.

CAMP SNOOPY is a two-acre playland themed around Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the PEANUTS (TM) gang. Dorney Park is the only place on the East Coast to meet these world-famous comic strip characters. Little ones go along for the ride on certain major attractions at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom when accompanied by a responsible person.

For the big kids, there are dozens of thrill rides, including eight awesome roller coasters such as the first and only floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania, HYDRA THE REVENGE, and top-ranked STEEL FORCE, the first mega-coaster in the northeast. In addition to roller coasters, Dorney Park is home to both classic favorites such as ENTERPRISE and MONSTER as well as innovative scream machines like HANGTIME and the 200-foot DOMINATOR turbo-drop and space-shot ride.

The collection of 18 water slides, two giant wave pools, two tubing rivers, an interactive water funhouse, and lots of other family fun offered in Wildwater Kingdom is included with admission to Dorney Park.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers much more than just a super selection of rides for everyone. Guests at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom enjoy award-winning shows, midway games, and shopping in a beautifully landscaped setting.

TIPS:  Buy tickets online and save quite a bit of money…