An arts organization that began 37 years ago around a kitchen table now drives this rural region's thriving creative community. While programming, live music and tourist attractions draw visitors, a growing slate of small businesses reap the rewards. It's a promising synthesis of economic development and cultural enrichment.
Every year on February 2, hordes descend on this small Pennsylvania town for one of the world's most unique parties. So, grab your rodent gear and head to Gobbler's Knob for Phil's annual weather prediction.
It's time to rethink this iconic Pennsylvania county. Sure, there are still soft pretzels and bucolic landscapes, but there are also cutting-edge companies, an amazing farm-to-table food scene, resurgent towns and a thriving urban center.
What started as a young couple's dream has grown into a cheesemaking juggernaut, shipping its gorgeous products all over the country and welcoming hungry Pennsylvanians to its restaurant and shop in Spring Grove.
Looking for some refreshment in the Poconos? Look no further than this eatery and microbrewery in Lehighton (about five miles from Jim Thorpe). Owner Frank Potoczak is serving up 16 types of suds alongside bar food classics and Polish specialties like kielbasa and haluski.