Local Area Attractions
Little League World Series & Little League Museum
You are 20 minutes away from one of the most visited sites in Pennsylvania. Williamsport offers you a great time at the Little League Museum. You can take a tour, enjoy interactive displays, have a birthday party or just browse the gift shops. No matter what you enjoy doing, you're sure to enjoy all the Baseball Museum has to offer. If you enjoy Little League Baseball call today to get all the information 570-326-3607. Be sure to visit in August during the Little League World Series. This is a great summer event that draws crowds from all over the world. Go to www.LittleLeague.org for schedules and additional information.
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Free admission, free parking, free picnicking and free entertainment is just 45 minutes away. This is one of Pennsylvania's finest parks with award winning wooden rollercoaster's. You are sure to enjoy yourself at this park. This park is located in Elysburg and is situated in the mists of tall trees. Even on the hottest days it is still cool at Knoebels. Take a splash in the crystal pool or take a trip down some of the great water slides. Some of the rides that can be found at Knoebels are bumper cars, merry go rounds, kiddie whip, panther cars and 2 award winning wooden coasters. Call for information 1-800-487-4386 or visit the web site at: www.knoebels.com.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Take a trip on 15 North for about 15 minutes and enjoy a tour through some of the world's deadliest animals. Serving the Williamsport and surrounding areas since 1964, Clyde Peeling is sure to show you an exciting time. Visit the gift shops, sit in on seminars and learn all there is to know about snake, spiders, frogs, alligators and much more. Live handling demonstrations and feeding are just a part of this exciting day. Open all year. Please call 570-538-1869 for more information or visit the website at: www.reptiland.com.
America's only all water cavern and wildlife park. Enjoy a boat ride through numerous caverns, gemstone panning, picnic facilities, gift shops and the wildlife park. Take a trip west on 192 and joy a great ride through Amish country and in just 40 minutes you will be at Penns Cave. Group tours are available. Call today 1-814-364-1664 or visit the website at: www.pennscave.com.
Central Pennsylvania offers a number of wine tours. In close driving distance we have Shade Mountain Winery. Enjoy a nice ride from the campground through Amish Country in Union County. They have remodeled a 19th century bank barn. Enjoy browsing their gift shop and enjoy the free taste testing. Shade Mountain is about 35 minutes from the campground. Call for more information 570-837-3644 or view the following websites:
Shopping in Union, Northumberland and Lycoming County
- Bald Eagle Antique Center, Allenwood, 15 minutes, 570-538-1886
- Corner House Antiques, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-523-2003
- Roller Mills Antiques Mall, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-5733 www.rollermills.com
- Silver Moon Antique Mall, Lewisburg, 10 minutes 570-568-6134 http://www.silvermoonantiquemall.com
- Street of Shops, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-5765 http://www.streetofshops.net
- Wilson Ross Inc., Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-1200 http://www.wilsonrossinc.com
- The Point Barn, Northumberland, 25 minutes 570-271-1710 www.thepointbarn.com
- Colonial Candlecrafters, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-4556 www.colonialcandlecrafters.com
- Country Cupboard Gift Shops and Restaurant, Lewisburg, 10 minutes 570-523-3211 www.countrycupboardinc.com
- American Heritage Crafters, Milton, 15 minutes 570-742-0721 www.americanheritagecrafters.com
- Woolrich Store & Outlet, 1 hour 570-769-7401 www.woolrich.com
- The Mercantile, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-523-7300 www.lewisburgmercantile.com
- Dwellings, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-9444 www.dwellingsathome.com
- The Gingerbread House, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-524-2009
- Lucinda's Country Crafts, Lewisburg, 10 minutes 570-568-1800 www.lucindascountrycrafts.com
- Purity Candy, Allenwood, 15 minutes 1-800-821-4748 www.puritycandy.com
- Village Stitchery, Lewisburg, 20 minutes 570-966-8711 http://www.villagestitcheryshop.com
- Gabriel's Gifts, New Berlin, 30 minutes 570-966-0321 www.innatnewberlin.com
- HorsePower Harley-Davidson, Williamsport, 35 minutes 570-320-0630 www.horsepowerhd.com
Lewisburg Hotel - 15 minutes 570-523-7800 www.lewisburghotel.com (casual dining also available) La Primavera, Lewisburg, 20 minutes, 570-523-1515 www.laprimaverarist.com Tedd's Landing, Shamokin Dam, 25 minutes 570-743-1591 www.teddslanding.com Victoria House and Pub, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-523-8090 www.thevictoriahouse.net/wordpress/ Watson Inn, Watsontown, 15 minutes, 570-538-1832 www.watsoninn.com
Bonanza Steak House, New Columbia, 5 minutes, 570-568-1200
Applebee's, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 57-522-6512
Damon's Grill, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 570-523-3266
Country Cupboard, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 570-523-3211 http://www.countrycupboardinc.com
The Town Tavern, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-524-0821
The Bull Run Inn, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-524-2572 http://www.bullruntaphouse.com
Rusty's, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-523-6000
Front Street Station, Northumberland, 25 minutes, 570-473-3626 http://www.frontstreetstation.com
BJ's Steak and Ribs, Selinsgrove, 25 minutes, 570-374-9841 http://www.Bjsribs.com
Skeeter's Pit BBQ, Shamokin Dam, 25 minutes 570-743-2727 www.skeetersBBQ.com
Puirseil's Irish Pub, Lewisburg, 15 minutes 570-523-6000 http://www.puirseilsirishpub.com
Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport, 25 minutes 570-326-4700
El Caporal Mexican Restaurant, Lewisburg, 10 Minutes 570-522-8048
China King Buffet, Lewisburg, 10 Minutes, 570-522-0911
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Just 45 minutes away is a great park for all ages. Visit the Reptile building, petting zoo, walk around, eat and take a safari all at the same place. You can spend a whole day here and enjoy yourself. Group rates are available. For all information on the park please call 717-362-9126 or visit the web site at: www.laketobias.com.
Hiawatha, Inc is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 25 minutes away. The Hiawatha lets you enjoy many types of paddle boat charters. Enjoy public cruises, family night cruises or book your own private charter. Day and evening tours. Please call 1-800-248-9287 or view the Hiawatha online for more information.
Historic Williamsport Trolleys
Take a Trolley tour of Williamsport, you can be there in about 25 minutes or less. This tour takes you down Millionaires Row, Memorial Park and Brandon Park. Enjoy seeing and hearing about the Williamsport Historic Sites. There are many different tours you may take. You may book your own private charter or do a group tour. Call 1-570-326-2500 for information or visit the website .
Millersburg Ferry Boat Association
Open May through October, weather and water conditions permitting, enjoy a ferry boat ride from Millersburg to a landing in Perry County on route 15. Each ferry holds 4 vehicles and 50 passengers. Enjoy a mile ride on the Susquehanna River. Reasonable rates, private charters, reunions, birthdays and school groups can book and enjoy a nice relaxing ride. Souvenirs are also available. Call today for more information. 1-717-692-2442 or visit the web site for more information on other local attractions: http://www.millersburgferry.org
T & D's Cats of the World
You are just 35 minutes away to visit an animal refuge specializing in exotic felines and wildlife. Today there is over 200 rescued animals, lions, tigers, bears, lemurs and much more. This is a privately operated and owned organization and relies strictly on donations from people like you. Come learn all about the cats of the world and find out how you can help. For more information please call 570-837-3377 or visit the web site at: www.tdscats.com.
Fast Food Dining
McDonalds, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 570-524-7022 Wendy's, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 570-524-7040 Pizza Hut, Lewisburg, 10 minutes, 570-523-1195 Burger King, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-524-4838 KFC, Lewisburg, 15 minutes, 570-524-2465 Dunkin Donuts - 15 minutes - 570-524-7495 Subway, 10 Minutes, 570-523-8785 Original Italian Pizza, Lewisburg, 10 Minutes, 570-523-6610
- Cherokee Golf Course, Danville, 40 minutes, 570-275-2005
- Shade Mountain Golf Course, Middleburg, 40 minutes, 570-837-2155
- Turbot Hills Golf Club, Milton, 15 minutes, 570-742-7455
- White Deer Golf Course, Montgomery, 20 minutes, 570-547-2186
Located in historic downtown Lewisburg is the country's largest liberal arts college. Enjoy many of the open to the public events at the Weis Center for the Arts, the Jazz Concert Series, interesting lectures series, tour the Samek art Gallery, cheer on the Bison's Div 1 sports teams or watch the Cavalcade of Champions. Check out the website for a current schedule of events at www.bucknell.edu.
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Enjoy a fun day for all ages. Visit America's largest Free Admission Amusement Park. There are rides and games for all ages, shopping and lots of food! There is free entertainment and picnic facilities and plenty of parking, even for an RV. Check out www.knoebels.com or call 1-800-487-4386 for a current list of operating hours, and special events.
Farm & Flea Markets
Great bargains and some of the freshest produce and baked goods can be found at one of the many markets throughout the valley. The Route 15 Flea Market is open every Sunday, with a variety of merchandise antiques, candy, produce & more. Call 570-568-8080 for more information. On Wednesdays you will want to stop by the Lewisburg Farmer's Market. There is always a wide variety locally grown produce, homemade baked good, butcher and cheese shops, flowers and more. Go early for best selections. Call 814-237-1960 for details. Once the weather warms up, the Lewisburg Grower's Market is open every 2nd Friday from May to October. Check out www.lewisburgpa.com for the details.
If you enjoy antiques, you can spend a whole day visiting all the shops in the local area. If you would like more information on all the local shops in the area, you may go to www.VisitCentralPA.org. This site will have all the information needed to enjoy a whole day, maybe even two, of shopping some of the finest shops we have to offer in our area. If you would like to contact someone in person please call the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau at 570-524-7234 or 1-800-525-7320.
There are numerous wine tours in our area. Some can be made in a day and some you may need 2 or 3 days to complete. Just in a day trip some of the Wineries you can visit are: Fero Vineyards & Winery, Lewisburg, http://www.ferovineyards.com Bastress Mountain Winery, Williamsport www.bastressmountainwinery.com , 570-745-2332 Benigna's Creek Vineyard & Winery , Klingerstown, www.bcwinery.com , 570-425-3090. They also have local shops in 2 local malls. Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery , Centre Hall www.mtnittanywinery.com , 814-466-6373 Shade Mountain Vineyards & Winery , Middleburg www.shademountainwinery.com , 570-837-3644. This also has a very nice gift shop with beautiful views of the mountains from the outside terrace. Spyglass Ridge Winery , Sunbury www.spyglassridgewinery.com , 570-286-9911
Covered Bridge Tour
There are numerous Covered Bridges, in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Lycoming Counties. Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive to many different locations right in our back yard. A complete list of driving instructions can be found at: www.itourcolumbiamontour.com . Covered Bridges of the Susquehanna Valley: www.pacoveredbridges.com .
Mountain Biking If you like mountain biking, there are many trails within driving distance. Pack your bikes, lunches and family in your vehicle and hit the trails. They range from 10 miles to 42 miles of easy, intermediate and advance trails. Contact the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau at 1-800-525-7320 for a detailed map and complete instructions.
If you're in it for the day sun up to sun down, starting it Lewisburg's Bucknell University, there is a 42 mile trial along Penns Creek. This ride takes you through beautiful country sides and allows you to stop at many different places. Pottery shops, restaurants, specialty shops and museums are just of the few stops you can make. All information on this trail can be found also at: www.VisitCentralPA.org .
If you do not mind driving a little further, the Pine Creek rails to Trails path is a fantastic 67 mile groomed trail that wind through beautiful forests and past mountain streams. This flat stone trail provides easy riding for all ages, with multiple access points and even restroom facilities along the way. Visit their website for trail maps and details. www.visittiogapa.com/railtrail.html
Canoeing & Kayaking The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the East Coast of the US. It is a very shallow waterway that is not suitable for larger water craft, which means it is perfect for canoe and kayak enthusiast. The river has Class I to Class III water in our area, as well as a wide variety of diverse ecology to enjoy. Launch permits are required if you bring your own equipment, but you can also rent from a local outfitter at www.paddlehappy.com or http://www.vargooutdoors.com/pages/Retail-Homepage Water Trail maps and information can be found at www.fish.state.pa.us .
Enjoy a beautiful drive along scenic Route 45, also known as the Purple Heart Highway. The 100 mile trip covers five counties as it winds throughout the central PA countryside. Along this route you will find over 50 different artisans, craftspeople, galleries and shops. Visit www.artthriveson45.org to get details on business hours and tours.
Enjoy a unique shopping experience in historic downtown Lewisburg. This beautiful old main street is home to a wide variety of electric shops, jewelers and galleries. There are many restaurants and cafes, and a classic old art deco movie theater. Dad can take the kids to the park or giant playground while Mom shops away. Visit www.lewisburgpa.com for a list of all the shopping opportunities.
There are windy roads, there are twisty roads, there are long country roads, and so on… This helmet optional state lets have many choices of what your ride will be. You can wind your way up the 122 mi trip on Route 44, or take the scenic rolling ride along Route 45. Check out www.motorcycleroads.com for a great list of routes throughout the area.