Bilger’s rocks is a geological wonder, Surrounded by an enchanting forest of flora and fauna. It is open to the public on a year around basis and maintained by a non-profit group of volunteers. It is a unique and permanent attraction that affords a quality and inexpensive adventure in the great outdoors. If you and others are about natural discovery and mystery, self-designed to meet your exploration cares and needs across a variety of disciplines, geology, deep-time, earth science, history, wildlife, nature walks, environmental inquiry research, and a mosaic of recreation choices, then this might meet your, family, or group needs for the unusual.
Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its dark skies which are famous for great views of the Milky Way, planets, and hard-to-see astronomical objects and phenomena. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees originally found in the area, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehannock Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking. The park can be reached at (814) 435-1037.
The Lou and Helen Adams Civilian Conservation Corps Museum near the breast of the dam educates visitors about the life and times of the corps members. It is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the summer season when volunteers are available or upon request. To contact the museum call (814) 765-0630.
The Marion Brooks Natural Area is a 917 acre natural area in the Moshannon State Forest, Elk County. It is known for its large stand of white birch. Great place of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts.
ArtsQuest is a nonprofit organization providing access to art, culture and educational programs for the diverse residents of the Lehigh Valley and others who seek access to our community, located along the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Bethlehem, PA.
The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. It is located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America. The Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.
Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment.
The Sigal Museum is Northampton County, Pennsylvania’s leading institution of local history, and home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts and textiles, farming implements and colonial furniture. The Museum opened in summer of 2010, offering its visitors interactive exhibits, self-guided and docent-led tours, special children’s programs, and a lecture series on local and American history.
During his carefully documented exploration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in 1608, Capt. Smith interacted with the Susquehannock Indians at the mouth of the Susquehanna River. Because of this important interaction and because the river is the major contributor of fresh water to the Bay, in 2012 the Susquehanna River and its tributaries were included as part the Capt. John Smith historic trail. The trail focuses on the travels of John Smith, 17th Century American Indian culture and the natural environment reminiscent of that era.
￼Be sure to visit the trail’s official Visitor Contact Station at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage to learn about the trail and to stamp your National Park Service Passport.
West Overton Village & Museums is a pre-Civil War industrial village that includes the Abraham Overholt Homestead, the Distillery that produced Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey, and the Spring House that served as the birthplace of Henry Clay Frick in 1849.