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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A refreshed design guide and a big annual event will boost efforts to nurture place-based tourism and development in this scenic Pennsylvania region. Ed McMahon, a national expert on sustainable growth, headlines a April 27 banquet in DuBois.
A new generation of locals, transplants and repatriates are transforming Lancaster City, shifting the reputation of a metropolis that's long been in its famous county's bucolic shadow. Whether you're looking for a night out, a historic home to renovate or fertile ground for your fledgling startup, this compact burg has you covered.
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.