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Top 5 Health Benefits of Skiing and Snowboarding

February is American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to engage in some heart-healthy... 1. Burns Calories Skiing and snowboarding is a great cardiovascular exercise that can help...

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Pennsylvania’s Art to Snowmaking

Snow has been falling and the Pennsylvania ski resorts have been taking advantage of the cold temperatures to begin their snowmaking efforts for the 2017/2018 season. In fact, resorts, from the Alleghenies to the Poconos have opened many of their trails and are already bustling with...But, what happens if you’re planning a ski trip to your favorite resort and it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is cooperating and there isn’t an inch of snow in the forecast for the foreseeable future? That’s where snowmaking comes in. Ample snow coverage and ongoing snowmaking efforts are key to...

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20 Ski Resorts in Pennsylvania

Happy Travelers don’t let a little chill keep them trapped indoors — they embrace the spirit of winter and yearn for fresh flakes to grace Pennsylvania’s diverse slopes. 

At these altitudes, powder hounds can play all winter long at resorts like Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the largest ski and four-season resort in Pennsylvania; Blue Mountain Resort, boasting the highest vertical in the state; and Ski Denton’s lit snowboard park in a beautifully rustic area...

Kid Friendly North Pole Express, New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

Holiday Train Rides

Celebrate the holidays in a unique way by taking a train ride with Old Saint Nick! 

Choo choo! Join the Allentown and Auburn Railroad for scenic train rides with St. Nick himself. Throughout Nov. and Dec., the train will traverse the four miles of track, giving those on board a glimpse of stunning countryside views. Select train rides also include hot chocolate tastings. And for...

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10 Amazing Places to View Fall Foliage in PA

The Happy Traveler is a proud leaf peeper and tours the commonwealth to capture the vibrant colors of fall. From soaring over the Allegheny National Forest in an open cockpit bi-plane to canoeing along Pennsylvania’s only seashore, there are many ways to Pursue Your Happiness during the...

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7 Epic Fall Foliage Train Rides

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore the outdoors in Pennsylvania, and there’s no better way than an old-fashioned train ride, so all aboard! Sit back, grab your camera, and enjoy the fall views ahead.

1. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Lehigh George Scenic Railway Ride the rails on a vintage coach built as early as 1917 from historic Jim Thorpe into the colorful, scenic views of the Lehigh Gorge State Park on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway The narrated 70-minute, 16-mile round-trip...