Category: Travel
Jul 19

The Great Allegheny Passage helps trail towns thrive

This 150-mile biking and walking route -- which runs between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Maryland -- has proved to be a tremendous boost to adjacent communities, spurring tourism, development and the growth of small businesses. That means more amenities for GAP users as they explore the great outdoors.

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Jul 19

Soak up the sun at next-gen beer gardens

Outdoor drinking venues are popping up all over Philadelphia. We've got a full report from three of the city's most spectacular beer gardens: one in the clouds, one that recalls our industrial past and one always stays on the move.

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Jul 13

Dear Philadelphians: Stay for the party

Apocalyptic warnings about traffic and security led to a mass exodus before the Pope's visit, Philly's last big event. This time around, the Mayor is urging locals to stay. When the Democratic National Convention descends July 25-28, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a slate of enticing events.

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Jun 14

Downtown Tamaqua crafts a brighter future

This Schuylkill County community has seen its share of hard times. But rather than surrender, local organizations have banded together to revive downtown through entrepreneurship, historical preservation and the arts -- and female business owners are leading the way.

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May 17

Rebirth in Midtown Harrisburg

This evolving neighborhood has been drawing in young professionals, artists and historic preservation fanatics since at least the 1970s. In recent years, the number of entertainment and culinary options -- from breweries to art galleries to coffee shops -- has boomed, while the boundaries of the neighborhood have pushed ever outwards.

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Apr 25

Frecon Farms leads PA's cider revolution

This Boyertown orchard is producing fine hard ciders and becoming a major player in Pennsylvania's booming cider industry. Now to keep growing, they just need an assist from lawmakers in Harrisburg.

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