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Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway

The iconic “Tricky Triangle” is NASCAR’s home in Pennsylvania. Twice each summer the excitement of NASCAR roars through the Pocono Mountains. In 2016, NASCAR returns for its 42nd year! This year’s action includes the Pocono ARCA 200 on June 3rd, the Inaugural XFINITY Series 250…

African American Museum

African American Museum

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment six days a week. Visit us and experience…

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 Bushkill, PA

A River and its History

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.

In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

Scenery

The river corridor also offers spectacular autumn foliage, dramatic natural ice sculptures in the winter, and spring’s natural migration of birds. Beautiful views of the river and canals are complimented by the scenery of the historic riverside towns and mills. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have designated the routes that flank the river as scenic byways.

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…

National Toy Train Museum

National Toy Train Museum

Although it looks like an old train station, the National Toy Train Museum is a modern museum, just built like a historic train station and it houses hundreds of toy trains. In addition to many old and new toy trains on display are the 5…

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain has a variety of things to do including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.  Liberty Mountain also features an onsite hotel and resort. They offer specials on lessons and on lift tickets, check their website for more details.

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe…

Ski Denton

Ski Denton

Ski Denton is located in Potter county – within the Denton Hill State Park. Denton has over 20 downhill trails, a snowboard park, snow tubing and 4 lifts to bring you back to the top. Lodging is also available on site.

Sight and Sound Theatres

Sight and Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres has been described in many ways: ‘the largest faith-based live theatre in America,’ ‘the Christian Broadway,’ ‘one of the top three theatre destinations on the East Coast’ . . . and the list goes on. Each year, about 800,000 people come from across the country and around the world to experience a production at one of Sight & Sound’s two theatres in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The company’s purpose is to visualize and dramatize the Bible through live stage productions, illustrating truth in the same way that Jesus did, by storytelling. Sight & Sound’s original musical theatre productions are characterized by the spectacular. Most shows feature a professional cast of more than 50, elaborate sets towering up to 40 feet high, hundreds of costumes, and trained animals ranging from camels and horses to dogs and flight-trained birds. Spectacular special effects permeate the shows and include massive set pieces that rise up through the stage floor, 3D video imaging, pyrotechnics, and artistic lighting effects including lasers. The company’s two theatres are the 2,000-seat Millennium Theatre and the 600-seat Living Waters Theatre, the company’s original location.

Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border…

Sesame Place

Sesame Place

This year Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street®, opens Elmo’s World, an all-new land with three new rides. Ride a flyin’, fish. Wiggle through a garden of giggles. And blast into space. It’s Elmo’s World, we…

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

Rides, Waterworks, a Speedway, MiniGolf? What more can you ask for in an amusement park?

The DelGrosso Amusement park, in businesss since the turn of the century (the early 1900’s, not just this past turn…) has undergone many changes keeping in step with the idea to keep the park safe, fun and clean.

The DelGrosso’s took over the park in 1946 and in 1997 they added enough waterpark amenities for us to place them in our Waterparks section also.

The website is VERY informative, so if you are planning on making a visit, check the site thoroughly first.

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,…

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species – from African Penguins to Zebras. It is located in the Trexler Nature preserve, which was established in 1906. The zoo was contructed in 1974 – but only recently (2006) the operations…

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park.

Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available.

The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest and ‘family friendly’ section of the river.

Accommodations can be found in Ohiopyle at motels and lodges – or in the state park where camping is available.