National Soaring Museum– Planes that glide through the air without a motor. That’s what the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, New York is all about. Director Trafford Doherty gives us a glimpse into the history of gliding and what you’ll get to see at the museum. He also explains what’s so special about the topography near … Continue reading Staycation Ep.11
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Billye Chabot, executive director of the Seward House in Auburn, NY, shares how guests can “step back in time.” Known best as the man to negotiate the purchase of Alaska, William Henry Seward served as a New York State Senator, Governor of New York, a U.S. Senator, and as Secretary of State in the Lincoln … Continue reading Staycation Ep.10
The Erie Canal. Shane Mahar with the New York State Canal Corporation shares a bit of history on the famous, man made waterway, as well as some of the ways you can now enjoy the sights, activities, and welcoming small towns between Buffalo to Rochester.
Chris Barrett with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau tells about Jim Thorpe’s mining history, the link to athlete Jim Thorpe, two “Packer” mansions and the Old Jail Museum. Visitors to this Victorian town, located between Allentown and Wilkes-Barre, get to “step back in time” in several ways, including a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic … Continue reading Staycation Ep.7
Elijah Kruger serves as Letchworth State Park’s environmental educator. He helps us explore the park’s history, along with activities and wildlife visitors could experience or “spot” in western New York.
Baking competitions are just one part of the Blueberry to Go Market event in eastern Pennsylvania through July 26th. Carly Cheponis with Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites tells us about the Moravian roots of Burnside Plantation and the numerous blueberry foods and themed happenings this year.
What’s new for visitors to the “free entrance” park in the woods of central Pennsylvania? Public Relations Director Stacy Ososkee tells us how Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA has made COVID-19 modifications so families can still visit and make vacation memories.
Curator of History Robert Searing rewinds time to explore the “Underground Railroad” in central New York. He discusses “Freedom Bound,” one of the permanent exhibits at the Onondaga Historical Museum in downtown Syracuse.
The Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes Area serves up a range of outdoor activities for day visitors and overnight campers. Park Ranger Brandon Dubble says guests are welcome to go picnicking, hiking, biking, or boating. The recreation “region” in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier is easily accessed from US Route 15.
The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York lets visitors get up close for hands-on interactions with an array of 300 domestic and exotic creatures from alligators to zebras. The park is nearly 15-minutes away from Binghamton. Amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Drive Thru Zoo will be held Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. during June. … Continue reading Staycation Ep.1