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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 20, 2017, 01:46:44 PM »
Typical state park. Spotty at best for them all.,

Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:35:03 PM »
Pulp Fiction for a 7 year old???  Sounds like a "Bad Grandpa" thing!!

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon / Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:54:45 AM »
For scenic views of the Canyon there are the Overlook Trail (0.6 mi.) and the Colton Rim Trail (1.5 mi.) at Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks respectively. But for really expansive views you may want to try the Barbour Rock Trail (1.0 or a 3.4 mi. loop) or portions of the West Rim Trail (Outside Magazine’s choice as “Best Hike in Pennsylvania,” April 1996). For views of the valley that held the glacial Ice Age lake, there are several trails in Ansonia (Mount Tom (1.5 mi.); Dry Hollow (1.5 mi.)).

The Pine Creek Trail (Rail-Trail), presently about 62 miles long and growing, is an almost flat grade suitable for bicycles of almost any type and runs the length of the Canyon. This trail was named a “Top 10 Bike Ride” by USA Today in 2001. You don’t have to cycle the entire 52 miles: local businesses offer both bike rentals and return shuttles, making the 17 mile (3 hour) ride from Ansonia to Blackwell through the heart of the Canyon, easily done even if you haven’t been on a bike in 30 years.

The Pine Creek Trail, in addition to bicycling, offers cross-country skiing in winter, horse-drawn wagon rides in summer, and 9 miles of equestrian trail along the section from Ansonia south. And if mountain biking is your thing, the Asaph area north of the Canyon (and location of the Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Race each September) offers world-class mountain biking for intermediate and advanced levels.

Rafting, Canoeing, & Kayaking
Pine Creek is a combination of moderate whitewater, long quiet pools, outstanding scenic drama, and sensory exhilaration around each bend. This is THE way to see the Canyon, but you are limited primarily to springtime (mid-March through early June), as Pine Creek has no dams for water releases and is dependent on snowmelt and rainfall. If you are canoeing or kayaking, intermediate whitewater experience is recommended. For those without these skills, a raft (or guided raft trip) is recommended, or a trip on the Upper Pine, west of Ansonia.

The Canyon was designated an Important Birding Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society in 2004. American Bald Eagles have been nesting in the Canyon since at least 1987, and they have raised up to three eaglets each year (with the exception of 1993) since this discovery. It is not unusual to see eagles close-up and in person in our Canyon, and nesting American Common Mergansers are quite common.

Watkins Glen, NY / Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
More from the area. LIVE ANIMALS
Our Saltonstall Animal Room features unique habitats from around the world organized according to amphibians, reptiles and fish. These habitats focus not just on the animals, but also on the environments in which they are found. Experience a tropical rainforest with some mysterious green tree pythons. Check out the beautiful yet invasive red lionfish suspended within a North Carolina shipwreck. Or explore the wildlife found in your own backyard in the New York Natives gallery, plus even more amazing animals.

Our saltwater Tidepool Touch Tank features marine invertebrates such as Forbes Sea Stars, Flat clawed Hermit Crabs, Channeled Whelks, and Horseshoe Crabs.

Hands-on Touch Tank Hours:

Saturday: 11 am – 12 pm and 3 – 4 pm
Sunday: 1 – 3 pm
Weekday hours subject to volunteer availability, please call ahead.

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:39:18 PM »
Trading up. Woo-hoo!!! ;D

Watkins Glen, NY / Re: Watkins Glen State Park - June 2018
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:45:13 AM »
Check these out. For the kids and kids at heart. Kind of like Knoebels. Only 35 minutes away.   

This 1890s Looff carousel was originally brought to Eldridge Park in 1924 by Bob Long. In the late 1980s, the carousel was dismantled and the animals were sold off at auction, leaving only the motor behind. Through the efforts of the Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society, this majestic ride was restored and reopened in 2006. It is one of the few remaining carousels in the world with a working ring feeder.

Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:44:42 AM »
hot dogs and hamburgers. What is this PUP? LOL!

Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:14:36 PM »
Yummy food??? :D ;D

Raystown Lake / Re: Raystown Summer on the Water - Aug 2018
« on: June 02, 2017, 08:51:47 AM »
Barb and I visited after last year. i revisited our notes as we toured the park. The point loop is the smaller of the two. With only 43 sites and only 9 with water access. the Senoia loop there are over 80 sites and 25 with water access.

Apr - Jun, 2017 / Re: Pocono Raceway Nascar Camping
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:00:29 PM »
can do!

Raystown Lake / Re: Re: Raystown Summer on the Water - Aug 2018
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:43:25 PM »
ask the moms

Raystown Lake / Re: Raystown School Starting?
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:35:53 PM »
Isn't this the first week of school in Pennsylvania?

site 7 here

Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:48:46 AM »
Red Velvet??

Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land Activites
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:18:26 AM »
Maybe another water battle?

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