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Thinking of awinter vacation? Think Penmylvania! by Mary Bonus For fun winter getaways you'll never forget Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of winter activities. Winter conditions create an inviting atmosphere for outdoor recreation, including cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, tubing, ice fishing and hunting, and winter hiking and camping. From December to March, Pennsylvania's many mountain ranges are home winter resorts that

cater to families and leisure travelers. For something more tame and romantic, picture a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the quiet winter woods. A number of farms and commercial enterprises offer sleigh rides, snow permitting. Because the winter has taken over, it does not mean all the fun is over. Many families have been anticipating the snowy weather to take advantage of the winter sports.

Sledding is an activity all the family rustic adventure, get back to nature; can enJoy. go camping during the winter Winter backpacking and hiking is a months. Winter camping can be a dimension of winter recreation that is life-changing experience. not often explored. Expenence the Pennsylvania offers a variety of beauty of the great outdoors on any .of winter fishing spots scattered across the hundreds of miles of trails the state Anglers know that fish bite ·1 bl S f hid d · aval a e. ome 0 t e east crow e during all times of the year in and most beautiful sites can be ., . d d . th . t th Pennsylvania. It s only . a matter vlewe unng e Win er mon s. .. . of Camping is not just limited to the finding a spot and casting your line spring and summer months. For a and there IS no telling what kind of

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fish just will take your bait. A productive day on a trout stream will certainly chase the winter blues away. Thinking of a winter vacation? Think Pennsylvania! For those who f .. . t . ·d th pre er enjoying Win er InSI e, ere f·1 f·11 d· d . .. h are ami y I e In oor activities suc as movies " bowling indoor skating and indoor pools. There is something for everyone. €

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Our river connects you to one delight after another. What's around the next bend? You'll find out eventually. Right now, you're lingering at an ~~iiiiU antique shop loaded with unique finds. And as soon as you can pull yourself away, you'll discover something just as wonderful around the corner.

Perhaps it's live history taking place in one of our many museums. Or maybe you'll cross one of our historical covered bridges. Then, there's our famous amusement park, our heritage festivals, and another incredible view over the ridge. Spend your morning hiking, biking, canoeing, wildlife watching or fishing, and then take an afternoon stroll

through our scenic downtowns, universities or farmers markets. End the evening by listening to live music at a variety of unique venues or relaxing at a cozy hotel, B&B or historic inn. or 1-877 -207 -8599 €

Tour Roar Explore ... Central PA! Get out your winter coat and mittens and take a road trip to Central PA this winter! The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, located lake side, is perfect for ~~~~~~~!~~~II a weekend retreat but with the ~ comfort of a bed and breakfast. The breathtaking view will all.ow you. to enJoy the outdoors while staYing warm inside. The newly renovated Carnegie Inn & Spa IS located on the 9th hole of Toftrees Golf Resort and is also a destination spa designed to give you

the best in organic, Hungarian Spa Treatments. Bundle up and enjoy activities such as First Night State College to usher In a New Year, be greeted by Mr. Dickens ,and candlelight carolers at .Bellefonte s Vlctonan Ch.nstmas or enJoy an afternoon of skIIng at the Tussey Mountain Ski Area. If enjoying Big Ten sports is your love, grab tickets for national championship contenders Penn State Wrestling or Women's Volleyball. Sit courtside at the Bryce Jordan Center

for Penn State Basketball or reserve your tickets now for Penn State Hockey at Pegula Arena. To make the most of your trip, request a Central PA Fun Pass ... it is packed full of discounts at attractions places to stay eat and h C 't t th C' t I PA sop. . on ac.. e en ra (onventl~n ~ VISlt~S Burekau for the atest ea s an pac ages at 800-358-5466 or online at €

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One hour east of Pittsburgh, is Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the Christmas Tree Capital of the World, growing more than one million trees annually on over 80 farms. Start a new tradition by selecting your holiday tree from one of our various tree farms, some offering choose and cut from their fields. Visit the exhibits at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, showcasing the star of the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life". Tour the Festival of Lights with more than 80 light displays, including animation, as you drive through the park around a two-mile lake at Blue Spruce Park. Continue your holiday experience, throughout Indiana County, by traveling to specialty shops in quaint towns where a hometown feeling abounds. When you visit Indiana County, you will see that the holiday

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· Out an dAb out .In P en ncyIvania Along the highways and roadways of Pennsylvania, discover places full of diversity, rich in culture and filled with surprises. Applaud outstanding performances of world-renowned symphonies and theater. Relax at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked into a secluded corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Pass through wooded forests, picturesque covered bridges and towns full of antique stores and specialty shops. Enjoy sandy beaches along Lake Erie or the historic battlefields of Gettysburg. Visit the

) outdoor adventure. The undeveloped region of northcentral Pennsylvania, the "Pennsylvania Wilds," covers more than 2 million acres of public land and features Cherry Springs State Park, recognized as only the second international dark sky park for its exceptional commitment to dark sky protection . Hikers and mountain bikers will enJoy the vanous trails throughout Pennsylvania, including the new mUlti-purpose Allegrippis Trail and the. Great Allegheny Passage, a 335-mlle link between the

nation's capital and the Pittsburgh area.. . . Pennsylvania's Past: The first capital of the United States, first sparks .of independence, and tumlng POints In the struggle for freedom and equality are found throughout Pennsylvania. Other Pennsylvania firsts include: the nation's first library, zoo, newspaper, all motion-picture theater, institute of art televIsion and radio broadcast Bingo game, volunteer fire company, botanical garden, anti-slavery resolution,

pretzel factory, beauty salon, Slinky, bubble gum, and banana split. Pennsylvania's Art & Entertainment: Visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the largest museum dedicated to the work of one artist or neighboring Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Spend an evening at a world-class performing arts center like the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia or see the dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, ranked as one of the top eight ballet companies in the country. Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the View: National Geographic named

Route 6 one of the top 10 scenic drives in the country. USA Weekend Magazine rated the "Nighttime view from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh" second on its list of the 10 most beautiful places in America. National Geographic rated Sunset Point located in Erie's Presque Isle State Park, as having the second most beautiful sunset in the world. This article courtesy the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Visit online or call 800-847-4872 to plan your next trip.

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meandering rivers through Pittsburgh. Come and visit the State of Independence. Pennsylvania's Outdoors: Pennsylvania boasts 17 million acres of forest with breathtaking views, at places such as Pine Creek Gorge, and unique wildlife including hundreds of roaming elk in Elk County. Pennsylvania is home to more than 83,000 miles of rivers and streams brimming with trout and prime for white water rafting and

Arm~trong County, aplace for all ~ea~om! Armstrong County is located in the heart of Western Pennsylvania and is a region that has a lot to offer, including hunting, fishing, shopping, dining, camping, golfing, water adventures, parks, history, geo-caching, festivals, and fairs. As the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau finishes our 50th year of Tourism from 1963-2013, we would like to invite you to come visit and


check out some of our great Winter events. CIVIL WAR 150 MUSEUM DISPLAYNovember 8th- Apollo Memorial Library-Apollo, PA CHRISTMAS EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE-December 7th -Kiski-Junction Railroad in Schenley, PA

cultural and theatrical treasures such as the Erie Playhouse, Erie Philharmonic, Erie Art Museum and expERIEnce Children's Museum. Enjoy 84 degrees year-long at Spla~h Lagoon, northwest Pennsylvania s only indoor waterpark. Try your luck at Presque Isle Downs &. Casino featuring table games, live and off-track horseracing and a newly added poker room!

Explore Erie County's scenic countryside across the Great Lakes Seaway Trail or historic Pennsylvania Route 6 Information on Lake Erie W e Co~ntry historical walking and .In , .. dnvlng tours, gallery exhibits, fall & winter events and attractions can be found at Erie ... Feel the Lake Effect! Facebook.comNisitErie, Twitter.comNisitErie1 €

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Hello Erie Penmylvania! Fall and winter outdoor recreation adventures are waiting for you in Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes Port City. Explore Presque Isle State Park for cross-country. skiing~ birding, snowshoeing, Ice fishing, Ice salling and ice kiting. Experience the thrills of downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding at Peek n' Peak Ski Resortand Mt. Pleasant of Edinboro. Cheer on the Erie Otters OHL hockey and Ene Bayhawks NBA D-League Basketball teams. Enjoy

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The ~umhine ~tate Offers ~omething for Everyone Known as the "Sunshine State" snorkeling and swimming. For a because of its balmy, sunny weather, sportsperson, Florida is a vacation Florida has more theme parks, paradise. Its warm summers and mild entertainment centers and sport winters make it possible to enjoy activities than any other part in the boating, camping, golfing and water country. Its fantasy theme parks and sports. attractions, exciting nightlife and Florida is great for camping. leisurely days on the best beaches in Outdoor enthusiasts can choose a the world make it an ideal place for variety of setting, from beachfront vacations. Thousands of beautiful campground, to RV parks, to primitive lakes and magnificent rivers and its camping. The mild climate allows 1,350 miles of coastline make it ideal year round camping and outdoor for boating, sailing, fishing, diving, activities. While camping, one can ,--------------------------,



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Our 10 charming Bungalows are nestled within a tropical garden and offer large one-bedroom suites with ~~~~~~~~ full kitchens. Located less than a mile from the #1 Beach po in America, as well as great shops & restaurants. Overlook peaceful Heron lagoon as you enjoy our pool, bicycle to the beach, kayak in the peaceful waters, or grab a fishing pole and relax on our dock. Near the #1 Whitest, V Finest Sand Beach in the World. . . ' liJi

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Explore Vacation Po~~ibilitie~ in New York Whether you are looking to plan an ovemight stay or getting away for a week long vacation, New York has a destination for you. From the Big Apple to other big cities, Hamburg to small hamlets, you are bound to find what you're looking for in your next vacation. Visit the greater Niagara area, Hudson River region, Central New York, or explore one of New York's 176 state parks where you

can hike, bike, fish, and swim. The possibilities are endless. And, of course, you'll just love New York! New York is filled with a ton of accommodations from vacation rentals, cabins, lodges, hotels inns, and bed and breakfasts. If you're looking for something different book a stay at a regal mansion or castle.

You'll be treated like royalty and won't be in a hurry to leave! Do you feel lucky? World class casinos can be found in Niagara Falls, Salamanca, Verona and other areas across the state. Try your hand at table games such as poker, blackjack, baccarat and others. Of course, you can play slots, video poker, and video

Wyoming County, NY Ha~ It Goin' On! There's so much to see and do all year round in Wyoming County. Most known for the magnificent Letchworth State Park, the region has many more great adventures for you to enjoy. With over 14,350 acres of lush forests and 66 miles of rustic trails, scenic Letchworth State Park is home to three magnificent waterfalls, a 600-foot gorge and the roaring Genesee River. The area's accommodations offer a full range of possibilities - from the beautiful and historic to the rustic and natural. Families, couples, individuals and groups will each find the perfect place to stay among the 800.839.3919


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keno. Hopefully, lady luck will grace don't catch anything, you'll enjoy the you with her presence. peacefulness of the area. Outdoor adventure can be found Sometimes it's good to slow down throughout New York State. Cycle and take and it easy - get back to a backroads, kayak the Hudson River or simpler time before cell phones. The just take in breathtaking vistas and Amish Trail is a good way to educate unsurpassed rural beauty; Mountains your children about the community; It and forests are a hiker s paradise. will expand their hOrizons. Purchase Take a break and go for a swim. After fine quality,. hand-crafted goods such that catch your. dinner by bass or as rugs, qUilts, baked goods, candy, trout fishing In. Chenango or furniture, toys, baskets and much Cattaraugus Counties where you more .. have access to lakes and streams VISit and that also offer canoeing, fishing: and plan your New York vacation today! sWimming opportunities. Even If you ------------------------

fulton County. Gateway to the Adironda(k~ 44 Lake~ .... 44 Choi(e~ Fulton County, where the Adirondack Park meets the Mohawk Valley, where beauty is abundant and the splendor of the seasons come naturally. Whether you seek an active vacation or just want to relax, Fulton County offers both, conveniently located near Saratoga and Albany, and a few short hours from New York City, Syracuse, Montreal and Boston. Winter offers ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing. Fulton County has its own downhill ski facility featuring snowmaking and speedy chair lifts.

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