Month: November 2021

Bear Creek Mountain

Bear Creek Mountain

At Bear Creek you can shoot down 21 trails which all have lights and snowmaking equipment. Bear Creek has a 510′ vertical drop and consists of an even breakdown of trails from beginner to intermediate. The Inn has gotten quite a few good reviews, so 

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Lehigh Gorge State Park

A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at 

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson, who said he was “as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known…”

Hours:
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 4 pm, CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park, 12 miles east of Altoona, is a modern day use facility developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting 

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an 

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. (From the Martin Guitar Museum Website)

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is set alongside the Monongahela River on an old rail yard for a steelworks facility. Opened in 1989, Sandcastle now boasts 14 attractions, including slides, pools, kids play areas and the worlds largest hot tub. Among the waterslides are the Blue Tubaluba, the 

Kennett Underground Railroad Center

Kennett Underground Railroad Center

Kennett Square has the highest concentration of Underground Railroad Stations in the U.S.

Otherwise known as the “trackless trail”, the underground railroad was used by slaves on their quest for freedom to travel from the south safely to the north. Americans whose courage led them to risk much, just to live a decent life.

The Kennett Underground Railroad Center takes visitors  back in history to a time when slavery existed in our nation. Follow that trail, meet the people, hear the legends and learn the facts. Understand why the underground railroad is one of the greatest and most revered events in our country’s history.

If there’s one tour you take before school starts, this one is it.  This is a great experience for kids and adults alike.

Tours will depart from the Chester County Visitors Center at Longwood Gardens’ entrance, reservation required. Donation suggested.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Sitting astride South Mountain, Kings Gap offers a panoramic view of the Cumberland Valley. Sixteen miles of hiking trails interconnect three main areas and are open year-round. Kings Gap offers environmental education programs from the pre-school environmental awareness program to environmental problem solving programs. The 

Idlewild & Soakzone

Idlewild & Soakzone

Idlewild park began as a recreation and picnic area as early as 1878. Since 1931, the park has been steadily expanding to include seven different themes, including Old Idlewild, SoakZone, Raccoon Lagoon, and more. In 1956, The Storybook Forest was added to Idlewild, a unique 

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

Living Treasures Animal Park – Moraine

At Living Treasures in Moraine, you can see and interact with hundreds of animals from around the world.

There are several species of birds, primates, big cats, reptiles and more!

Featured exhibits include a rare white tiger, near extinct barbary lions, laughing hyenas, and large alligators.

A 25 minute horse drawn covered wagon ride that allows you to get up close and personal with different types of antelope, zebra, water buffalo, ostrich and other animals.

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. School groups, families and individuals with an interest in natural history agree – 

Point State Park

Point State Park

After you’re done, you can enjoy fishing, boating and hiking. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Martin Guitar Factory

Martin Guitar Factory

At the Martin Guitar factory tour, you will see how guitars are made by skilled craftsmen using old world tools.

Tours are on a first come, first served basis. Group tours can be scheduled at different times (check the website).

Non-flash camera photography is allowed.

The video below is Part 1 of 6 parts.  It is quite long, but very interesting.