Northeast

The Trexlertown Velodrome

The Trexlertown Velodrome

The Velodrome in Trexlertown is an absolute hoot. Even if you have never ridden a bike, this is a great place to spend a weekend evening as the facility is world class and the racing is as well. You can get right up to the wall of this 333 meter track or rest your weary [...]


Tinicum Polo

Tinicum Polo

Looking for a really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on Saturday afternoons in the summer? Give the Tinicum Park Polo Club a try! From mid-May through early October, polo ponies and their riders partake in the beauty of Tinicum Park and entertain spectators from all over the region.  The setting, which is [...]


The Fonthill

The Fonthill

If you don’t know it is there, driving past the Fonthill in Doylestown, Pa., becomes one of those double take moments in life. “What the ______ (fill it in with your own vernacular)” is a common reaction, for set amidst normal neighborhoods, on normal roads, is a 44 room reinforced concrete castle. Yes, that’s right, [...]


The County Theater

The County Theater

OK, I admit it. the County Theater in Doylestown is one of my all-time favorite places to go. In an age of garish megaplexes that seem to grow ever bigger and feature ever sillier films, the “County,” as it is affectionately known throughout the region, is a real step back in time.
When the County opened [...]


Jim Thorpe – Rails, Trails, and Jails

Jim Thorpe – Rails, Trails, and Jails

The town of Jim Thorpe, in Carbon County, is a living testament to the ability of Pennsylvanians to adapt creatively to change and adversity. Set squarely in the midst of the mountains that contained the rich anthracite fields in the eastern part of the state, Jim Thorpe began life as two towns, Mauch Chunk and [...]


Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap

The Delaware Water Gap is an area of immense natural beauty and rich history so, of course, it was only natural that some brainiac came up with the bright idea to run Interstate 80 right thru the middle of it. This was followed by the equally brilliant idea to clutter Route 209 with tourist traps [...]


Tohickon Whitewater Release

Tohickon Whitewater Release

Twice a year, once in the early spring and again in late October or early November, the tranquil Tohickon Creek in Upper Bucks County is turned into a kayakers’ paradise. Water from Lake Nockamixon is released from the dam and creates Class 3 and 4 rapids that attract kayakers and canoeists from throughout the Northeast. [...]


Ricketts Glen

Ricketts Glen

Ricketts Glen is an exceptional state park located in Luzerne, Sullivan, and Columbia Counties. (Yes, it’s big – 13,050 acres worth of big!) Named for the Ricketts family, who sold the land that was to become the park to the state in the 1920’s, Ricketts Glen was approved as a national park in the 1930’s, [...]