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PA Activities and Attractions

In the Market

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The nation's oldest and largest outdoor flea market, Rice's Market with 30 acres and over 500 vendors is as big as a mall, but offers an alternative to paying retail prices. Your one-stop bargain shopping paradise. Peruse aisles of Amish foods and crafts, women clothing and accessories, antiques, hand-made collectibles, flowers, plants, and prod...

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150 Reasons Why to Visit Gettysburg

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

On June 28, 1863, Confederate troops marched on Gettysburg. A few days later, nearly 170,000 Union and Confederate troops would converge on the fields and in this small town. The war's most famous battle would rage for three days, leaving 51,000 dead, wounded, captured or missing.

The...

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Born to Ride!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The Great Allegheny Passage, 25 years in the making, is an exploration of our nation’s history. Built on the abandoned grades of the Western Maryland Railway and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, these rail lines served the iron and steel industry and carried freight traffic down the East Coast and westward. The nearly level 150-mile passag...

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Dine Like a Star

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course offers a variety of dining options that is always a special experience. From fine dining to casual fair, each has its own flair, unique flavors and the kind of red-carpet service you deserve.

Watch the excitement of live thoroughbred horse racing from your own trackside table at Mounta...

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Easy Downhill Rails-to-Trails Biking

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Voted by Outside Magazine, “One of the 50 Best Rides in America,” The Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail is a converted railroad bed, easy downhill trail that provides scenic traffic free riding for 25 miles along the Lehigh River. Pick your own pace as you pedal between towering mountains. You will discover dramatic scenery, numerous waterfalls,...

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You're on the Right Track

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Looking for something different to do, then head to the Philadelphia area that offers two unique horse racing tracks.

Enjoy harness racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia located at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester, a 30-minute drive from Center City Philadelphia. The live horse racing season run...

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The Most Famous Hiking Trail

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The midway point of the most famous hiking trail, the Appalachian Trail, is located in the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania.  The trail extends 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine.  A 13-mile section that is the longest, lowest and flattest section on the entire trail and one of the most accessible portions to the trail is the midway point in the C...

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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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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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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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