Coffee shops have come to serve a central role in small towns and resurgent neighborhoods, providing a gathering place for the community. Here we profile four of our favorite cafes from across the state, and talk with the owners about how their missions go beyond the perfect brew.
Pennsylvania is packed with wineries and B&Bs, but then there are those special spots that combine the two. In honor of Pennsylvania Wine Month, we're helping plan your next trip by profiling businesses across the state that offer both homegrown wines and guest rooms, with extra points for fire pits and al fresco opportunities.
Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.
There's nothing like a beautiful drive and a good meal. This year, the section of the nation's oldest federal highway that runs through southwestern Pennsylvania is celebrating its 200th birthday. Join the fun by picking up a cookbook packed with historic recipes or traveling to Uniontown on November 3 for a mouthwatering banquet.
Turns out the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America was found not in New Mexico, but in southwestern Pennsylvania. This amazing discovery was made by a curious farmer, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site has since become a can't-miss destination.
Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.
In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.
Hurricane Sandy was the push these two coffee experts needed to open their own shop, and Philadelphia was the right place. They recently added an off-site roastery, providing beans to both the cafe and other local businesses.
From a runway rehab to new accommodations, this major transportation hub is getting a major upgrade. And the changes don't stop at the jetway — downtown Middletown is also on the rise thanks to streetscape improvements and a slate of new businesses.