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Join the Celebration - Pine Grove Furnace State Park is 100 Years Old!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

In 1764, partners George Stevenson, Robert Thornburgh and John Arthur built an iron furnace along Mountain Creek named Pine Grove Iron Works. It manufactured ten plate stoves, fireplace backs, iron kettles and possibly munitions during the American Revolution. In 1913, the 17,000-acre Pine Grove Iron Works was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsyl...

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From Rails to Trails

01/02/2018 - 2:05pm

Miles of railroad track once spread like an intricately woven web across Pennsylvania connecting the tiniest towns to the largest cities and creating the framework for the largest transportation system in the world. By 1980, many lines were sold and abandoned. These same lines were transformed into greenway corridors to preserve a colorful part...

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Opening Day for Trails is March 30

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Spring is around the corner! It’s the perfect time to kick off the season with a leisure walk or easy hike. Spring wildflowers dot the forest floor in early April followed by a vibrant green forest as leaf-out begins in mid to late April. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are in full bloom mid June to early July.

To celebrate Hiking Week (...

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The Sweetest Tree in PA - the Sugar Maple

06/04/2014 - 4:42pm

Did you know that Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for maple syrup production? There are many different kinds of trees in Pennsylvania’s forests, but the sweetest tree is the sugar maple. The sap from this tree is used to make pure maple syrup. Sugar maple trees are unique to North America and grow naturally only in the northeastern United...

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Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites

02/10/2015 - 5:27pm

In 1681, England’s King Charles II used a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn.  It is often referred to as the “Penn Charter” or “Pennsylvania’s birth certificate.” Sunday, March 10 is the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania.

On Charter Day, many of Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites offer “free admis...

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Trout Season in PA

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

It's March and that means that it's almost time for Trout Fishing in PA!  Pennsylvania now has two opening days for trout season.

March 30th is first day of trout season in 18 south east counties in the state - including in the Neshaminy Creek, Yellow Breeches Creek, Falling Spring, and Dennis Creek.

April 13th is opening day for t...

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PA Farm Show

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

It's time for the PA Farm Show!  It's the country's largest indoor agricultural Exhibit and it's happening NOW!

If you're a foodie, all the delectible items are "Made in PA and it makes a difference"!  Mushrooms, potatoes, roast beef, pulled pork, milkshakes, and honey ice cream will start your lunch at the Farm Show.  Continue your tour...

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Gettysburg - 150 years later

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

In 2013, the nation will remember and commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg - sometimes called the "high water mark" of the Civil War.  Education and preparation for the 150th anniversary of that battle have already begun. Gettysburg will host several reenactments during 2013 and lots of educational presentations. Many of the towns near Gettysbur...

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PA Wine Trails

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

A bottle of wine and a gift certificate for a stay at a B&B make a perfect Christmas gift!  Pennsylvania has more than 150 wineries and 700 B&Bs to choose from.  During the month of December, many wineries have special holiday events to make your shopping (read: tasting) experience even more relaxing! Check out some of the special days a...

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New Year's Eve - First Night!

11/15/2016 - 2:54am

It will soon be time to ring in the New Year and Pennsylvania offers family friendly ways to do just that. "First Night" Celebrations are offered all around the Keystone state.

If you are going to be in the north central area of the state, check out First Night in State College. There will be lots of ice scultures, musical entertainment,...

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