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October is Pennsylvania Wine Month - 2014

11/14/2016 - 12:22am

This Fall, explore a number of wine trails and wineries in Southeast Pennsylvania. PA is home to over 200+ wineries and is the 5th largest producer of grapes in the U.S. Warmer than other areas above the Appalachian range, classic European varieties like chardonnay and Cabernet Franc can be grown in the Southeast without fear of injury from cold...

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January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month in PA!

11/13/2016 - 9:14pm

Not knowing how to ski or snowboard is no longer an excuse for sitting at home on the sidelines. January is "Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month" in Pennsylvania. It's easier and more affordable than ever. For the entire month of January, the 22 member resorts of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association...

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Boalsburg

11/13/2016 - 8:23pm

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Located just five minutes from the Penn State University campus in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the village of Historic Boalsburg is widely known as the birthplace of Memorial Day. Boalsburg is the home of the...

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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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