Water park and amusement park, Seabreeze is located in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. Park President Rob Norris says the name fits since visitors often experience a breeze off Lake Ontario. Four roller coasters, including the Jack Rabbit, will also cause a stir!
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The Civil War ended 156 years ago, yet Curator Brett Kelley says you can trace the conflict causes and follow the time line of events from the first shots at Fort Sumter to the war’s conclusion at Appomattox Court House during a visit to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Visitors to the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad can hop aboard historic Pullman rail cars made between 1920 and 1940, then watch the scenery while transcending into the “valley that changed the world.” General Manager Cheri Porter says that’s the same hollow where Col. Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well.
Lauren Maloney Ford with Buffalo Waterfront tells Family Life about the makeover of an ice rink into the state’s largest roller rink. The attraction opens August 20th to guests and provides skate rentals. The new roller rink is another draw to Buffalo’s Canalside.
Glenn Curtiss is considered the father of U.S. naval aviation. Curator Rick Leisenring fills us in on the man and his progression of innovation. The Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history, including bikes, motorcycles, and planes.
Put the butter on the popcorn! Films from more than 20 countries have been submitted for this year’s Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in East Aurora, New York. Executive Director Shawn Greene says attendees will get to watch films ranging from shorts to full-length movies, including Roe V. Wade. The three-day event is slated for … Continue reading Staycation Ep.17: Great Lakes Christian Film Festival – Aug. 5-7, 2021
Ringing Rocks Park– Wear sturdy shoes and bring a hammer and camera! Kevin Spencer and Angela Nagle with Bucks County highlight a “musical,” geological wonder in the woods of Pennsylvania. Ringing Rocks Park, about 15 miles east of Allentown, boasts a bevy of boulders that you can climb across and hit with your hammer for … Continue reading Staycation Ep.16
Deposit Lumberjack Festival-July 16 & 17, 2021– Lumberjack competitions, fireworks, food, a parade, a craft fair, a 5K, music, and carnival rides, are some of the features of the annual Deposit Lumberjack Festival. Luke Tucker fills us in on this year’s two-day event in Deposit, NY.
Historic Crystal Cave— Bring a light jacket to explore the layers of this underground cave, near Kutztown, Pa., since the temperature inside is 54 degrees. President Jim DeLong tells us about the cave’s history, along with the numerous other attractions, including miniature golf, and a hiking trail.
The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake allows you to take a trip to the “wilderness” in Upstate New York. Walk a trail, canoe in the lake, or learn about boating, logging, or the region’s history. Adirondack Experience Executive Director David Kahn says “hands-on” activities also make it a great place for kids.