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.
January 7 through 14, half a million people will descend on Harrisburg for this 101-year-old annual tradition. If you're driving, skip the rest stop coffee and use this road trip as an opportunity to explore the state. No matter what direction you're coming from, we've got you covered.
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.
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.
Keep your travel dollars close to home. From houseboats to historic abodes, luxury spas to camping in the great outdoors, the Commonwealth has a bounty of amazing places to stay. Check out a couple of our favorites from all across the state.
Get outdoors and hit the water for some of the best fishing Western Pennsylvania has offer. Not an angler? There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the waterway, including a Fall Costume Canoe Race on October 8.