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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…

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

Enjoy a ride on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad – with restored 1920 era passenger cars. The ride runs through the hills and valleys of Bucks County, PA. Although the railway has regular daily schedules, its holiday trains do draw quite a bit of…

Lakemont Park

Lakemont Park

Lakemont Park dates back to 1894 is the proud owner of the world’s oldest roller coaster, “Leap-the-Dips”. Built in 1902, it is now a national historic landmark and has been recently restored and available for rides!

Lakemont Park has rides and attractions for the whole family from Bumper Cars to the Tilt a Whirl. The popular Island Water Park has spiraling water slides, and the Pirate Ship Activity Pool.

Lakemont Park hosts special events throughout the year. In September is the Altoona First Festival with many vendors selling crafts and food, and special admission for an all-day ride pass. During the winter season, the park hosts “Holiday Lights on the Lake”: fifty-one acres of holiday light displays, combined with the music of the season!

Caledonia State Park

Caledonia State Park

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. Blue Mountain, the easternmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, is…

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Looking to cool off at one of the best waterparks in the world? Look no further than Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Visitors to Wildwater Kingdom enjoy one of the largest collections of water attractions on the planet. Adding to its collection of 18 water…

The Bates Motel

The Bates Motel

On the fields of the Arasapha Farm in Glen Mills, PA, you can take a ride on one of the scariest hayrides around. This is the signature attraction at the Bates Motel and Haunted hayride.

It features a 20 minute ride with computer controlled animations and over 50 actors! If you think they spend the month before to set up this show, you are wrong, because the staff works all year long to get the hayride ready!

Don’t forget that it is not the only thing to do either – you still have the Bates Motel and the Haunted Corn Maze too! Both will scare you so much that you will need a bit of time to chill after checking into the Bates Motel!

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the…

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…

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large field is filled with blooming butterfly weed in late-July and early-August and attracts many butterflies.

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…

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin’s accomplishments and contributions are…

Montage Mountain Water Park

Montage Mountain Water Park

Montage Mounatin Water Park, nestled in the hills of Montage Mountain Ski Resort, is a true family friendly resort! Located only 2 hours from Philadelphia and New York, the water park features the thrilling “tundra tornado”, slippery water slides, and a giant wave pool with 8 different wave settings. The park also has a child interactive area, lazy river, and more!

Your waterpark admission also includes the dry attractions like a regulation size volleyball court, miniature golf, and batting cages.

Montage Mountain Waterpark also boast the only Mid-Atlantic ZipRider zipline – with a discounted rate for waterpark guests.

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…

Ski Sawmill

Ski Sawmill

Ski Sawmill Family Resort is continually improving and making your hometown ski area one to be proud of! Here is some information about Ski Sawmill . We have 12 slopes and 3 lifts. Our peak elevation is 2,215 feet and our base elevation is 1,770…

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 Boardwalk Blasters, Lightning Express and more!

The kids can relax in Wet Willie’s Water Works, while adults can cool off in the Sandbar Pool or the Lazy River.

Sandcastle is only minutes from Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle”, proving that you don’t need to drive hours from the city to get to a wet and wild water attraction.

Of course, if you don’t live in Pittsburgh, it is worth your while to make the drive!