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Around the World in Ice!

11/13/2016 - 11:00am

Natural lake ice was once a booming industry in the Pocono Mountains. Step back in time to learn how ice was "made" in the region. Watch how clear ice is manufactured today and learn how ice sculptures are made in the Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour located in the Pocono Mountains.  Admission includes museum and tour. Complimentary wine tasting...

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Modern Day Treasure Hunting

11/13/2016 - 10:55am

Thousands of people in over 200 countries are discovering a new pastime know as geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing). This adventure sport involves the use of a handheld GPS receiver, and based on information provided on the official geocaching website, the GPS receiver guides its operator to hidden treasures j...

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Opening Day of Trout Fishing in Southeast Pennsylvania

11/13/2016 - 10:39am

It is finally here - spring! In less than a few weeks anglers will be able to cast their lines into the streams and lakes of southeast Pennsylvania. Opening day of trout season for this region is April 4. The PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks approximately 3.2 million adult trout  (2 million rainbow trout, 641,000 brown trout,...

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Take A Holiday Tour of Kings Gap’s Mountain Mansion

10/30/2016 - 7:04pm

Like a land straight out of one of Tolkien’s masterpieces, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center of Cumberland County offers a panoramic view worthy of its name. Over 2,500 acres of forest atop South Mountain contain seventeen...

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In the Heart of Bald Eagle State Park

10/09/2016 - 9:29am

Pennsylvania's Bald Eagle State Park has a vibrant past, rich in history from eras ancient to industrial. Once part of the Great Indian Warpath, the Iroquois traveled past this forest and mountain to reach the southern Cherokee tribe and conduct raids. But millennia before, mountains surged towards the sky in a pre-glacial rippling of the landma...

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At World's End: PA's Waterfalls and Mountain Vistas

09/24/2016 - 3:25pm

In the northern ranges of Pennsylvania's mountains rests some of the most interesting natural landmarks of our diverse state's environment. Waterfalls cascade down ancient hillsides and seven mountain ranges converge at a single location, creating what sightseers once described as the location of the end of the earth. Located in Luzerne, Columbi...

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Harrisburg Happy: Central PA's Capital Wine Country

09/24/2016 - 3:24pm

The region of Central Pennsylvania around and to the east of its capital city may be world-famous for its chocolate and endless assortment of candy, but another product also gives this area its impeccable reputation for success: wine. The Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country contains 15 family-owned, award-winning wineries surrounded by world-class a...

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The Ironworks Legacy: Pine Grove Furnace State Park

09/05/2016 - 11:19am

Located at the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a natural and historical landmark built in 1764 by three men as an iron works facility crafting stoves and kettles. Eventually, they would supply the Revolutionary Army with munitions. The land was massive; it contained 17,000 acres that was eventually divi...

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Avenue of Artists: PA’s Route 6 Heritage

08/18/2016 - 9:25pm

The Route 6 Heritage Corridor is a 3,652 mile road from Cape Cod to Long Beach, California. In Pennsylvania, Route 6 stretches 427 miles and Galeton, a small town in Potter County, hosts the Pennsylvania Route 6 Tourist Association, a castle-like information center covered in ivy. Route 6 hosts the famous locations of the world’s first undergrou...

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Lake Erie: From Vine to Wine

07/14/2016 - 6:13pm

During the Ice Age, Canada’s soil was torn from its land by glaciers and deposited in the northern regions of the United States, leaving behind deep loamy soil, the Great Lakes, and fertile ridges. The Concord grape, native to America, found this land to be its Eden, and the Lake Erie Wine Country bloomed in the warm breezes off the water in the...

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