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Camelbeach Waterpark

Camelbeach Waterpark

CamelBeach is the summer alter-ego of Camelback ski resort in the Poconos. Boasting over 20 waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and the Flow Rider inland surfing system, Camelbeach is a fun and exciting summertime destination in the Poconos. The Titan is the large 

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty, and Independence Hall echoes the words, `We the People.` Explore Franklin’s Philadelphia and learn about the past and America’s continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders’ Declaration that `all men are created equal.`Access to all park sites within the 

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 feet – giving us a vertical drop of 515 feet. There is also a terrain park adjacent to our double chairlift.

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, 

Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 and is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. Their mission is “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences.” Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district, the Academy is known for 

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

Splash Lagoon

Splash Lagoon

Pennsylvania’s FIRST Indoor Waterpark opened in 2002. The waterpark, located with 4 hotels and several restaurants is loaded with rides and slides, so you will end the day waterlogged. Some slides are contained inside the building, but the neat use of space has a few 

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 

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails.

The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults and children, as well as school groups, scout groups, and clubs. As a private, not-for-profit organization, Tyler is not government supported. The Arboretum survives and thrives on the support of our members and donors.

Sculpted Ice Works

Sculpted Ice Works

The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum is located in Lakeville, PA off route 590. This two-part attraction includes the factory tour, where you can see how an ics sculpture is created.  From the process to freeze water into crystal clear blocks 

Tuscarora State Park

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Mountain seems to drop right into the southern side of Tuscarora Lake. The scenic picnic area plays host to many day trips and family reunions and the lake is a popular fishing spot. The 1,618-acre park is home to the Park Office and Visitor 

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 lies York County, with 12 wineries comprising the UnCork York Wine Trail, an area quickly becoming a recognized destination for wine travelers.

Pennsylvania is no stranger to the art of winemaking. According to a Penn State University report, “one of the most prominent achievements in the viticultural history of Pennsylvania was the development of the Alexander grape,” which was planted by Thomas Eichelberger during 1518 in York County.

Varden Conservation Area

Varden Conservation Area

The gift of veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 343-acre Varden Conservation Area is in Wayne County. This magnanimous gift of land is a pristine area in a once-remote section of the state that now is beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be 

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 

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 Organic Brown Ale and Susquehanna Stout, as well as specialty beers brewed monthly like Hinterland Hefe Weizen and Outta Focus Double IPA.

Visit the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg and find a full menu to complement the in-house brews. Live music and other events including films and meetups are offered many nights of the week. For more interest in the actual process of brewing, tours are offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. If you still haven’t had enough, grab a six-pack to take home, or a 64 oz. Growler that can be returned for a refill!