Month: October 2021

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Greenhouse, the sleekness of Cars and appreciate the Art Museum and all the history they brought with them!

BWP Bat Factory Tours

BWP Bat Factory Tours

How cool is this? BWP makes baseball bats. The same bats used by Shane Victorino and Manny Ramirez. Not only that, but they follow the process from the harvesting of the tress to the finished product.

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park is in Allegheny County in Harmar Township, just southwest of the borough of Cheswick. Established in 1980, the park is composed of three alluvial islands in the middle of the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh. The islands have a total area 

Crayola Factory Tour

Crayola Factory Tour

Talk about one of those places where a kid can be a kid! The Crayola factory has more than a dozen exhibits that are hands-on! Kids don’t just look at the colors and crayons, they create and participate.  Exhibits include Crayon Manufacturing, Inside Out (a 

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Perched on the top of the Allegheny Plateau, Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Stay overnight to extend your stay so you can explore the beautiful forests on the hiking trails.

Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in Centre County on PA Route 504, nine miles east of Philipsburg. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting.

Childrens Museum

Childrens Museum

There is something here for all ages!

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek offers two lakes–Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to 

Jean Bonnet Tavern

Jean Bonnet Tavern

The Jean Bonnet has a history that dates backs to the early 1700’s. Originally a rooming house it later started serving food along with it’s distinct brews and was one of the first Public Houses to open in the U.S.
It has long been known to the locals who reside in close proximity to the Jean Bonnet that there is much more to the allure of the tavern than its historical past, charming atmosphere, and excellent food and drink.

So many, the stories of hauntings and ghostly visitors draw them to the tavern in hopes of having an encounter themselves. Sightings and encounters have been experienced by both employees and guests.

“Return to the Haunted Jean Bonnet Tavern” published in the The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide Vol. II, written by Patti Wilson. It has also been listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.

 

 

 

 

 

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, 

Smoketown Airport Tours

Smoketown Airport Tours

The Amish Country tour is great for seeing the patchwork and colors of the fields and farmlands of Lancaster. This is a wonderful trip for the photo enthusiast.

Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam State Park

The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch or just relax. The beautiful day use area is wonderful for a picnic or hike.

In 1927, the former Department of Forests and Waters was considering a recreation site in the area and surveyed the old log-crib dam. It was decided to construct a new dam upstream at a better location. The new dam was completed in the spring of 1928 and provided a shallow pool. Recreational activities began almost immediately and by the early 1930s, Whipple Dam was listed as a State Forest Public Camp.

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run State Park, a 595 acre facility, is in Potter County. The state park offers camping – with flush toilets and hot showers, hiking and swimming in the summertime. During the winter there are snowmobile trails, and ice skating is available, weather permitting. Fishing 

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail

Picturesque vistas of rolling hills dotted with sloping vineyards. Award-winning wines. Knowledgeable and friendly vintners. Charming Bed and Breakfasts. Quaint towns. A quintessential wine tour getaway. What separates this trip from the norm is location. Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania’s number one tourist region 

Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown Flood Museum

On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, and of triumphant recovery. You’ll see exhibits, a 3-D multimedia presentation and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Tickets include admission to the Heritage Discovery Center. For more information, call 888-222-1889 or visit www.jaha.org.