Category: PA Towns
Aug 23

On the Way To... Happy Valley

If you're catching any Penn State football this fall, here some exciting things to see and do beyond the gridiron, from natural wonders to inspiring museums and charming small towns.

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Aug 14

Women hit the trails in western Pennsylvania

If you own a bike and haven't gone for a ride in a while, the excuses just won't cut it anymore. The region is blessed with hundreds of miles of non-motorized, recreational bike paths, including plenty of flat rail trails.

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Jul 10

Community design centers help reshape the state

Development projects spearheaded by neighborhoods and nonprofits often need a boost when it comes to design and planning. Fortunately, institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College make it their mission to spur thoughtful upgrades to the built environment.

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Jun 9

Brewing up excitement in Middletown

The oldest community in Dauphin County is on the move thanks to an ambitious brewery and still works project -- housed in an iconic local building -- a new transit hub and exciting changes at Penn State Harrisburg.

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May 23

Butler County braces for a Jeep invasion

Happening June 9-11, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival will bring thousands to the birthplace of the original Jeep. There will be street fairs, exhibits, rugged trails, and plenty of accessories and gear for sale.

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May 6

More than the Amish: What to See, Do and Eat in the New Lancaster

For generations, folks have traveled to this pastoral county to witness Amish life, drive over the rolling hills, and fill their cars with handmade furniture and jars of chow-chow. You can -- and should -- still do all that, but add to your itinerary creative restaurants, local breweries and wineries, a scenic bike tour, a deep dive into Lancaster City, an afternoon on the river and much more. If you get off the beaten path, this Pennsylvania county will never stop surprising you.

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Apr 28

A paddlers paradise on the Mon River

Hit the water for an exciting trip from Point Marion to Greensboro in Southwestern PA's scenic Mon Valley. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a post-kayak hike, historic sites or a cold brew.

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Apr 24

On the Way to... Longwood Gardens

Hit the road and head to the most-visited public garden in America. Boasting 1,077 acres, 20 indoor gardens, 20 outdoor ones, meadow and woodland trails, and over 11,000 types of plants, this remarkable site in Chester County is a Pennsylvania institution. While you're at it, stroll downtown Kennett Square, visit local wineries and indulge in the area's mushroom majesty.

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