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The Height of Autumn

09/17/2017 - 1:01pm

Fall foliage just got a lot more fun. With so many mountain peaks throughout Pennsylvania, our mountaintop retreats, ski resorts, and obstacle courses decided to get creative with their summits for the season. Pennsylvania’s ziplining options add another exciting factor to its unbeatable reputation as one of the country’s best fall foliage desti...

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5 Hikes for History Buffs

09/10/2017 - 10:59am

Looking for a way to squeeze in a workout and a history lesson on your next getaway? Flex your muscle memory while enjoying the timeless beauty of Cumberland Valley with these five historical hiking trails and spots.

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The Hiking Trails and Fall Foliage Vistas at PA’s Rothrock State Forest

09/08/2017 - 11:50am

Named in homage to Pennsylvania’s “Father of Forestry,” Joseph T. Rothrock, the Rothrock State Forest comprises a near-100,000 acre tract of ridges, forest, and marsh in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin Counties. As clear-cutting rapidly deforested the state, once covered in 95% forest, Rothrock battled desperately to purchase land from lumber co...

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Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Heritage Trail

09/10/2017 - 11:06am

Out of the ruins and pollution of factory districts and rail yards, Pittsburgh has transformed itself: an industrial wasteland is now the cleanest and greenest way to get around Steel City—as well as the safest. On the 24-mile journey along three separate segments of Pittsburgh’s rivers, now known as the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the regular...

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Kennett Square’s Annual Mushroom Celebration

01/02/2018 - 2:01pm

Settled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County’s Kennett Square has a unique reputation; the borough farms more than half of the mushrooms in the United States, producing over one million pounds a week. It’s a reputation that has earned it one of its nicknames, “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” But there’s more to this single s...

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Walk Across the Sky at Kinzua Bridge State Park

08/21/2017 - 7:49pm

In Pennsylvania, we pride ourselves on overcoming the challenges Mother Nature places in front of us. To make the bend of the Alleghenies’ western slopes, we constructed the Horseshoe Curve; to cross the wide waters of the Susquehanna, we built the longest stone arch bridge ever made; when we reached the Kinzua Creek Valley in 1882, we didn’t go...

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Break the Ice at Archbald Pothole State Park

08/10/2017 - 9:27am

Around ten thousand years ago, something changed on our planet. The two-mile thick sheet of ice that had covered two-thirds of North America for 30,000 years started to melt. The ice, which had reached the northern most regions of Pennsylvania, withdrew its frozen walls, but not before it left its mark at a small location in Lackawanna County na...

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Tour the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA

08/02/2017 - 5:13pm

Almost two centuries ago, Christian “C.F.” Martin left Germany for the freedom of New York City, leaving behind the economic restrictions of the European guild system to start America’s oldest guitar manufacturing company. Within a few years, the German immigrant relocated his burgeoning young business to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Besides crafting...

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Take a Trip to Pittsburgh's Strip

07/28/2017 - 10:13am

Sought out for its incredible eateries, great shops, and rich history, Pittsburgh’s Strip District attracts visitors from all around the world. Also known as Pittsburgh’s Historic Market District, the revitalized and thriving neighborhood, once an industrial hub and factory hotspot, is now home to diverse food options, century-old shops and stor...

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The Traveler's Guide to the Galaxy at Cherry Springs State Park

07/28/2017 - 9:55am

You’ve never seen the sky like this before. Every generation preceding us always looked upwards in wonder at a night sky brimming with the beauty of stars and the glowing arms of the Milky Way. The widespread use of artificial light around the world now hides the sky from 80% of mankind on Earth. For the first time in human history, we cannot se...

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