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PENNSYLVANIA The Keystone State

Pennsylvania has so much to offer, especially if you like the outdoors. My parents were born and raised in a small Coal mining town in Northeastern PA so we spent almost every weekend going back to visit. I moved to the Pocono mountains the very night I graduated from High School and called it my home for 23 years. Theres just so much to see and do in Pennsylvania and I highly recommend a trip in the beginning of October to see the beauty of the fall foliage.

My favorite pumpkin patch in Hudsondale, PA

Places to Visit in PA

Fall in PA
An excellent place to start!
The Unofficial Eckley Miners' Village Homepage
The town where the movie "The Molly Maguires" was filmed. A good place to understand the history of a coal mining patch town.
Visit Jim Thorpe- The Switzerland of America
I can't say enough about Jim Thorpe, formerly called Mauch Chunk, and the final resting place for the athlete Jim Thorpe. The Train ride is GREAT!
Pioneer Coal Mine Tunnel - Ashland, PA
This is worth the drive. Go underground and tour an authentic coal mine. Also ride a coal powered steam train.
PA Route 6
This senic route covers over 400 miles from east to western PA. Many interesting stops along the way!!
Gettysburg is a fun trip, with plenty of things to do. Many haunted ghost walks!
Yuengling Brewery
Americas oldest brewery located in Pottsville, PA Free samples after you take the tour.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
My Brothers favorite page, since he loves the outdoors and also teaches the hunter education course. Lots of good reading on this page.
Coal Region Commentary - The Language
A site on the various ethnic backgrounds of the coal miners.
Pocono Directory
This site is loaded with information on just about everything in the Pocono Mountains Punxsutawney, PA
This is somewhere where I would love to visit sometime. Sounds like a great party!!!
Signs you might be from Hazleton
A fun site on Hazleton, PA. If you ever have been to Hazleton you will remember these.
Luzerne County Pennsylvania
A great place to visit, or an overnight stop off on I-81, A nice safe area with plenty to do.,
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom - Allentown
This was always my favorite park to go to, I remember the old days when it was just so beautiful to walk though and you didn't have to pay admission.
No.9 Mine & Museum -Lansford, PA
If your visiting Jim Thorpe, this is only a short drive away. Check back to see the August 2002 reviews of this Mine and Museum that we plan to visit then.
Audubon's Lehigh tour in the Pocono Mountains
A self-guided tour, you buy the cassette and drive it at your own pace. This my #1 recommendation of the nicest area in NE PA!
The Powerhouse Eatery - White Haven
This is one of my favorite places to eat. Excellent food and a unique dining experience.
USDA Forest Service
Theres nothing like the fall foliage in Pennsylvania!
Motor Transportation Bus Co.-Hazleton
Why drive, let someone else do it! Day Trips, overnighters and Charters from one of my favorite Bus lines in Hazleton.
My favorite station for news in North Eastern Pennsylvania!
Weatherly, PA
This nice little town is where my family calls home now!
Johnson TV and Satellite
TV repairs and service, Directv dealer. Installions.

Accommodations In PA - for major chains see my Accommodations page.

Deer Meadow Inn B&B Weatherly, PA
If remote is what you want, than I highly recommend Deer Meadow Inn and I'm sure you will see wildlife in abundance. This is a truly beautiful area!
Lehigh Tannery Bed & Breakfast - White Haven, PA
Located in a perfect spot of the Pocono Mountains especially if you enjoy the outdoors! Very close to the Lehigh River and Hickory Run State Park.

A deer in my Mom's back yard in Pennsylvania

The red squirrel's do a lot of damage, espcially to bird feeders

Day Tripping Ontarios previous Pennasylvania Reviews

Yuengling Brewery - Pottsville, White Haven & Lehigh River; Shenandoah, PA: Reviews of March 2002 including Hanna Ugly Mug in White Haven & Kowalonecks Kielbasa Shop in Shenandoah
Jim Thorpe, PA - The Switzerland of America: A stop in Jim Thorpe, PA on a 2 week vacation
Mount Pocono Area - House of Candles and Amber Steakhouse: Visit The House of Candles in Henryville for the best candles and gifts and The Amber Steakhouse in Mount Pocono for great food.