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WHY GO: New Hope and Doylestown seem to get all the glory in Bucks County PA, but there are other cool, praiseworthy spots in both the Upper and north-central regions. “Upper Bucks” is home to several very quirky attractions (hint: handbells and “ringing” rocks), and an inordinate number of antique covered bridges. You’ll be surprised [...]

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The Organs of Greater Philadelphia: Some Might Surprise You

Kimmel Center Verizon Theater: The Verizon Theater, a violin-shaped burnished wood space nestled within the vast glass Kimmel Center, is home not only to the Philadelphia Orchestra, but also to the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the U.S., with nearly 7,000 pipes. The smallest, made of metal, is the size of a drinking straw. [...]

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Smethport PA to Linesville PA on PA Route 6 (120 Miles)

WHY GO: Right on PA Route 6, Monster Truck driver, Joey Sylvester, made his World Record Jump in northwestern PA at the annual Cornfield 500. That should give you some idea of recreation in this seldom visited region of this long state. You’ll also find an old-fashioned rambling inn/dinner theater and some massive penitentiaries of [...]

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70 Miles from Wellsboro to Smethport on US Route 6 in PA

WHY GO: This 70 mile stretch of PA's US Route 6 takes you back the kind of vacation you might have experienced in your long-ago childhood. Drive through rolling, emerald hills- very much like those of the Blue Ridge Parkway: Each twist and turn offers stunning views, and every once in awhile a slice of small [...]

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Hawley PA to Wellsboro PA: 140 Miles On US Route 6

WHY GO: The “Endless Mountains” in northern Pennsylvania are no hype. The mountain range does seem surreally endless; green and rolling, sculptural and shadowy, mostly following the course of the twisty Susquehanna River. Traversing Pennsylvania’s northeastern border is quite a beautiful ride. Begin where the Mavens left off in Hawley PA, then drive 140 miles [...]

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Milford PA: Calming Down City Folk for Over 150 Years

WHY GO: It seems that every Hollywood star, US President and famous author visited Milford PA when Louis Fauchere, Master Chef at New York’s celebrated Delmonico’s Restaurant opened Hotel Fauchere in the mid-1800's as a summer escape for city-weary folk. Now open year round, and having earned a Relais and Chateaux designation, the Fauchere is [...]

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Hotel Fauchere, Milford PA

In the mid-1800's, Louis Fauchere, Master Chef at New York’s celebrated Delmonico’s Restaurant, opened Hotel Fauchere as a Pocono's summer escape for city-weary folk. Now opened year round, and having earned a Relais and Chateaux designation, the Fauchere is but one reason to skip over the New York border to this Pennsylvania resort town. Moved [...]

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PA Wilds: Angling, Oil and Luxury in the Allegheny National Forest

WHY GO: A three-hour drive from Pittsburgh, over five from New York, the intriguing Allegheny National Forest region of Pennsylvania – aka PA Wilds - is not easy to get to. But, as they say, “getting there is half the fun”, and “nothing worthwhile is ever easy.” Rivaling the more famous Adirondacks in New York, [...]

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The Lodge at Glendorn, Rustic-Luxe in Bradford PA

Situated on 1,500 acres, Glendorn was built in 1927 as a country retreat for oil baron, Clayton Dorn, and his large family. When the property went up for auction in 2009, locals feared that the land would be grabbed by lumber companies eager to clear it. The aptly named Forrest’s (Cliff and Tracey), frequent Glendorn guests, purchased [...]

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Erie PA: Sandy Beaches and War Stories

WHY GO: For the expansive beaches. In PA! Ohio is not the only state that gets to bask in the fresh waters of Lake Erie. And, for its maritime history and fine maritime museum, which is home berth to a Flagship of the War of 1812, the US Brig Niagara. With a waterside Sheraton hotel [...]

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