Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania: 2nd Edition

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From antiques in Adamstown to York Peppermint PattiesTM in York, this handy, thorough guide will prove to you that there is more to Pennsylvania than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Poconos. Thirty-eight getaways direct you to fabulous fall foliage, nostalgic tourist railroads, and the majority of the state's 220 romantic covered bridges. Truly offering something for everyone, this guide even allows you to search for getaways based on your interests. Each destination is ...
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Overview

From antiques in Adamstown to York Peppermint PattiesTM in York, this handy, thorough guide will prove to you that there is more to Pennsylvania than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Poconos. Thirty-eight getaways direct you to fabulous fall foliage, nostalgic tourist railroads, and the majority of the state's 220 romantic covered bridges. Truly offering something for everyone, this guide even allows you to search for getaways based on your interests. Each destination is classified into one or more of seven different vacation categories:

Arts & Antiques
History
Nature
Pure Tourism--Wandering with a camera
Recreation
Rest and Relaxation
Shopping

Whether you want to see how the Amish live in Lancaster County or how delicious milk chocolate is made in Hershey, Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as your taste for adventure.

An avid traveler, accomplished writer, and lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, Bill Simpson also is the author of Guide to Pennsylvania's Tourist Railroads and Guide to the Amish Country, both published by Pelican.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802131
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

An avid traveler, accomplished writer, and lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, Bill Simpson also is the author of Guide to Pennsylvania's Tourist Railroads (pb) and Guide to the Amish Country (pb), both published by Pelican.
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Table of Contents

A Pennsylvania Profile 7
The Getaways
1. Adamstown: Antiques Capital, U.S.A. 21
2. Altoona/Johnstown: "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad ..." 29
3. Ashland/Schuylkill County: Workin' in a Coal Mine 37
4. Bedford: George Washington Slept Here 45
5. Bellefonte/State College: The Centre of it All 53
6. Bird-In-Hand/Intercourse: Amish Country 65
7. The Brandywine Valley: The duPonts and the Wyeths 77
8. Coudersport: God's Country 89
9. Eagles Mere: The Town That Time Forgot 99
10. Erie: Isle Take You There 107
11. Gettysburg: Four Score and Seven 119
12. Hershey: Chocolate Town, U.S.A. 131
13. Honesdale: Main Street Highlights 141
14. Huntingdon County: Streams and Steam 151
15. Jim Thorpe: From Bleak to Chic 159
16. Lancaster (Lank' iss tur): Living History 169
17. The Lehigh Valley: Steel, Good Health, and Crayons 185
18. Lewisburg: The Susquehanna Valley 199
19. Lititz: Pretzel Logic 211
20. Marienville: Stopping by Woods 223
21. Mount Gretna: A Summer Place 231
22. New Hope/Doylestown: Curtain Calls and Stately Walls 239
23. Ohiopyle: The Wright Bluff 249
24. Pocono Mountains: Honeymoon Haven 259
25. Pymatuning/Meadville: A Water Wonderland 275
26. Reading: Outlets with a Twist 285
27. Ricketts Glen State Park: The Sounds of Silence 295
28. Route 209: Pennsylvania's Great River Road 301
29. Route 6: Northern Exposure 309
30. Scranton: All Steamed Up 319
31. Strasburg: A Rail Great Little Town 329
32. Titusville: Oil's Well 339
33. Warren: A River Runs Through It 349
34. Wellsboro: Canyon Country 357
35. York: Hog Heaven 365
Appendix 377
Index 379
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