Month: July 2021

Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking and the 

Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. There are fifteen historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764. Eighty percent of the park is dedicated 

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 scenes, and seeing all the heritage of the area in miniature.

When you stop at the Choo Choo Barn, you will be absolutely amazed at over 1,700 square feet of Amish Country, right there in miniature. There are 22 operating trains and more than 150 animated figures and vehicles depicting the Amish Country’s beautiful countryside. It’s like seeing Lancaster County in miniature!

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.

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 

Simeone Automotive Museum

Simeone Automotive Museum

From LeMans to Nascar, this museum has followed the history racing and how the sports car has evolved.

Compiled over 50 years by Dr.Frederick Simeone, whose love of cars and racing in general, has lead to the current collection of 60 of the rarest racing sports cars in the world.

The Simeone Automotive Museum places each car into a display dipicting a scene in which they raced. They rotate the exhibits on a regular basis and take their cars out onto their 3 acre lot for Demonstration Days.

The museum has attracted personalities like Jay Leno, who have come out to drive their cars. They were also awarded museum of the year by the International Motoring Award of London.

This is the place to go whether you’re a car afficionado or a racing buff!

Make sure you check out their events calendar! You never know who you might run into.

 

Camelback Ski Mountain

Camelback Ski Mountain

Camelback Ski Area is the largest in the Poconos, with 33 trails & 13 lifts, plus a half pipe and terrain park – ALL LIGHTED for night skiing! Open during the normal Pennsylvania ski season, Camelback offers regular admissions, group and special admissions, plus rentals, 

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 Acres, the Morris Arboretum is Pennsylvania’s Official Arboretum. Open all year, patrons can experience all the seasons and see some of Pennsylvania’s oldest trees. There are over 13,000 plants to explore and learn about. There are many attractions included in the arboretum, 

Varden Conservation Area

Varden Conservation Area

The gift of veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 343-acre Varden Conservation Area is in Wayne County. This magnanimous gift of land is a pristine area in a once-remote section of the state that now is beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be protected and used for future generations as a respite from daily life, and a place to learn about our wonderful natural history. The property will be managed through Promised Land State Park, Pike County.

There are excellent short hikes available in the Varden Conservation Area, so this can be a good starter hike, or family hike location.

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

While your’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

Nescopeck State Park

Nescopeck State Park

Bordered on the south by steep Mount Yeager and on the north by Nescopeck Mountain, Nescopeck State Park encompasses wetlands, rich forests and many diverse habitats. Nescopeck Creek, a favorite of anglers, meanders through the park.

Nineteen miles of hiking trails uncover unique wildlife habitats. The nine-acre Lake Frances offers trout, bass, and pan fishing. In the wintertime, cross-coutry skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities. The environmental education center offers hands-on learning activities to educate guests about the park’s natural biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and environmental issues facing society. The two hundred acres of wetlands and forest offer a diverse wildlife observation experience.

Martin Guitar Museum

Martin Guitar Museum

The Martin Guitar Museum is a centre for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. Attractive displays showcase over 170 exquisitely crafted guitars that parallel our 174-year history. Through six generations, our Company’s legendary heritage has helped create music history and define musical culture. 

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain. From the summit, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of a vast portion of eastern Pennsylvania and 

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park

The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.