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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 

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.

Strap in and get ready for some of the best amusement park rides anywhere! We’ve got the Grand Carousel with organ music and brass rings! And after a spin on the carousel, check out any of our world-class roller coasters! Below is a list of what you’ll find at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Take a look around and click on the thumbnail pictures of the rides to see what they look like. Don’t forget to read about each ride and check out the height requirements.

I’ll see you all at Knoebels!

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 

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 

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…

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 

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 

Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park is located in Bucks County. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.

Boating is popular on Lake Nockamixon with marina slips in high demand. Canoes, motorboats, rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks and pontoon boats are available for rental. Timed whitewater releases from the dam provide a a whitewater experience for rafters twice a year. The paved bicycle trail accommodates bikers and pedestrians, fourteen miles of trails accommodate horseback riders, and there are an additional thirty-five miles of trails for hikers.

A swimming pool complex boasts water slides, fountains, and a snack bar. Swimming lessons and aerobics are offered as well. Picnicking is available in multiple areas of the park, and an 18-hole disc golf course is located near the children’s fishing pond.

For overnight stays, the Weisel Hostel is located in the northwest corner of the park. Otherwise there are ten modern cabins for year-round rental which include furnishings and electric heat.

Winter activities include ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and sledding.

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend. Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun 

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain has the fun you seek… and it’s all in the perfect location, only 75 miles from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley, 15 miles from the Lehigh Valley and 165 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. Come and ski Blue Mountain – with its 1,082-foot vertical, plenty of 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wrights well known building is entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.   Originally built for Edgar Kauffman as a summer home, the retreat was turned over in 1963 with over 1,500 acres in the surrounding Bear Run.

Since 1964, more than 4 million visitors tour Fallingwater every year.

Fallingwater is located about 50 miles SouthEast of Pittsburgh.

Indian Echo Caverns

Indian Echo Caverns

In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public.  The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era.   Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns. Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent 

Delaware National Scenic River

Delaware National Scenic River

Middle Delaware National Scenic River is a 40-mile stretch of river entirely located within, and entirely administered by, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. In additon to the Middle Delaware, the Delaware River is part of four additional national park units: The headquarters are in 

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Prepare for a scare as you walk our quarter mile trail through Terre Hill Park filled with ghosts and ghouls, special effects, and live actors! Guests are returned to the main park pavilion on Lancaster Avenue by a ten minute haunted hayride, departing from the trail exit. Admission is only $5.00 and benefits the Terre Hill Park and Playground. For more information as well as directions to our event, please visit our website at www.terrehilldays.com/thht. Also, check out our website for details on our Fall Harvest parade!