Shade Mountain Winery
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 40 minutes from the campground. Call for more information 570-837-3644 or visit the website linked above.
Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat
Located in Williamsport, PA, 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 visit the website linked above.
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. 717-692-2442 or visit the website linked above.
Community Arts Center
Located right in the middle of Williamsport, offers a variety of shows. Enjoy plays, musicals, comedy shows and a wide variety of country, rock and jazz performers. Call for information 1-800-432-9382 or visit the website linked above.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
The Bloomsburg Theatre offers many types of shows. This is a professional, regional theatre company located about 25 minutes from the campground. All information on upcoming shows can be found by calling 1-800-282-0283 or visiting the website linked above.
Historic Williamsport Trolleys
Take a Trolley tour of Williamsport, you can be there in 25 minutes or less. This tour takes you to 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 today for all information. 570-326-2500 or visit the website linked above.
Williamsport 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 or visit the website linked above.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Take a drive 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 snakes, 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 linked above.
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Just 45 minutes away is a great park for all ages. 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 website linked above.
T & D's Cats of the World
You are just 35 minutes away from an animal refuge specializing in exotic felines and wildlife. Today there are 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 website linked above.
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 rollercoasters. You are sure to enjoy yourself at this park. This park is located in Elysburg and is situated in the midst 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 waterslides. 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 all information 1-800-487-4386 or visit the website linked above
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 linked above.
In the heat of summer enjoy a cool ride to a cool cave, just 48 degrees, all year round. Woodward offers you 5 rooms of specialized guided tours with well lit passageways. You are only about 45 minutes away. Call today for updated information: 1-814-349-9800 or visit the website linked above.
Shopping in Union, Northumberland and Lycoming County
Bald Eagle Antique Center - Allenwood, 15 minutes
Roller Mills Antiques Mall - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Our 5-story restored historic flour mill located at 517 St. Mary Street in Lewisburg features over 400 dealers displaying a variety of furniture and collectibles. Of special interest is our case room filled with locked glass cases of small antiques, glassware, and collectible items. Call at: 570-524-5733
Silver Moon Antique Mall - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
Looking for the perfect gift or an accent for your own collection? You'll find antiques, collectibles, and crafts at the Silver Moon Antique and Collectible Mall. Silver Moon Antique and Collectible Mall offers loads of antiques from a variety of vendors. Call at: 570-568-6134
Street of Shops - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Located completely indoors in a restored Historic Woolen Mill, this indoor country village offers one of the most unique shopping experiences in the east. Open 7 days a week year round, featuring a wide selection of merchandise including art glass, artwork, custom jewelry, baskets, primitive country, candles, tin ware, antiques, pottery, vintage furniture, Pennsylvania handcrafted items, historical collectibles and much more. Call at: 570-524-5765
Wilson Ross Inc. - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Wilson Ross Antiques collection includes Desks, Wardrobes, Tables, Lamps, Clock, Radios, Chairs, Couches and much more!
Call at: 570-524-1200
The Point Barn - Northumberland, 25 minutes
Come and visit us 4 miles south of Danville on Route 11. You will find many antiques, collectable, and furniture. A 100 - year old daily barn renovated to maintain the historical farmland culture of Northumberland County. The Point Barn is home to 3 floors and 10,000 sq. of a unique antique shopping experience that combines old and new as well as 3 out buildings of vendors. Call at: 570-271-1710
Colonial Candlecrafters - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Catering to guests near and far, Colonial Candlecrafters has grown from a family hobby to a full-time business. Whether you are drawn to color or fragrance in a candle, Colonial Candlecrafters has a variety of both from which to choose. Call at: 570-524-4556
Country Cupboard Gift Shops and Restaurant - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
Marvel at our wonderful gift selection or visit the restaurant which serves hearty, affordable meals in a casual setting and guests of all ages are welcome. We do encourage you to save room for our delicious desserts from our own in-house bakery. Call at: 570-523-3211
Lucinda's Country Crafts - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
They have a unique collection of country and primitive accessories for your home and welcome custom orders so that you can get what you need. Call at: 570-568-1800
Purity Candy - Allenwood, 15 minutes
At Purity Candy, we make smiles. Stop by our stores and to see for yourself. Of course, you can order your Springtime treats directly from your home or office. Just send us your wish list via mail, fax, phone or e-mail. We'll wrap your gifts and ship them anywhere you wish. We have a large variety of baskets and tins. Call at: 570-538-9502
Village Stitchery - Lewisburg, 20 minutes
Call at: 570-966-8711
Gabriel's Gifts - New Berlin, 30 minutes Inside the New Berlin Inn
Our expansive store features the finest gifts and vacation mementos. Treat yourself or a loved one to a meaningful keepsake. Call at: 570-966-0321
HorsePower Harley-Davidson - Williamsport, 35 minutes
HorsePower Harley-Davidson specialize in custom services to make sure that your bike is unique. They also sell brand new stock Harley-Davidson® motorcycles as well. Stop in and experience the difference a knowledgeable, professional staff can make in your buying and customization experience. Call at: 570-320-0630
Lycoming Mall - Pennsdale, 25 minutes
Lycoming Mall stores include Bon-Ton, Macys, JC Penney, Sears, Value City and dozens of specialty shops.
Susquehanna Valley Mall - Selinsgrove, 25 minutes
Susquehanna Valley Mall stores include Bon-Ton, Boscov's, JC Penney, Sears, a cinema and dozens of specialty shops.
Bonanza Steak House - New Columbia, 5 minutes
Bonanza & Ponderosa Steakhouses have a rich history of pleasing our guests with great tasting food, a friendly atmosphere and hospitality that will make you feel right at home. Call at: 570-568-1200
Applebee's - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
Enjoy "Eatin' Good in the Neighborhood" fare with a menu that includes special dishes created by celebrity chef Tyler Florence. Call at: 570-568-6512
Damon's Grill - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
Damon's Grill is a leading full-service, casual dining restaurant concept that emphasizes prime rib, grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, salad and their award-winning ribs. Guests enjoy a quiet dining room or Damon's high-energy Clubhouse that features DTV, a proprietary, state-of-the-art multi-screen entertainment system offering sports, network programming and interactive games. Call at: 570-523-3266
Country Cupboard - Lewisburg, 10 minutes
A throwback to a simpler era, Country Cupboard Restaurant serves hearty, affordable meals in a casual setting and guests of all ages are welcome. We do encourage you to save room for our delicious desserts from our own in-house bakery. Call at: 570-523-3211
The Town Tavern - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Call at: 570-524-0821
The Bull Run Inn - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Mike and Lois Purcell invite you to stop by and enjoy the great food, drink and fun that you’ve come to expect at the Bull Run and hope you will appreciate some of the changes to come. Call at: 570-524-2572
Rusty's - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
Call at: 570-523-6000
Victoria House and Pub - Lewisburg, 15 minutes
The Victoria House features six private dining rooms, an outdoor patio, and balcony seating each with its own unique touches. You can take your pick of delicious food in the dining room or head on over their English-style pub where friends gather to unwind from the day, or play a game of darts over a pint. Call at: 570-523-8090
Watson Inn - Watsontown, 15 minutes
This historic Inn offers fine dining, superior banquet facilities, catering on and off the premises, comfortable accommodations in both guest rooms and efficiencies, and personal service that shines of old-fashioned hospitality. Call at: 570-538-1832
Front Street Station - Northumberland, 25 minutes
The Front Street Station offers a unique and unforgettable eating experience in an authentic 1910 train station transformed into your one stop for lunch, dinner and cocktails! Call at: 570-473-3626
BJ's Steak and Rib House - Selinsgrove, 25 minutes
BJ's Steak and Ribs is famous for their Chicago Steaks, their own Hickory Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs & Chicken, and their Premium Black Angus Butcher Block Steaks. They also feature a wide selection of fresh seafood, salads and sandwiches, served anytime. Call at: 570-374-9841
History and Heritage
Joseph Priestley House
Joseph Priestley House was the American home of Joseph Priestley, an English theologian, scientist, natural philosopher, teacher, linguist, historian and important figure of the Anglo-American enlightenment. The home is furnished with authentic period objects, as well as exhibits presenting Priestley’s accomplishments and varied interests.
Miffinburg Buggy Museum
From 1883 to 1920, William A. Heiss operated a successful buggy making business. When he died in 1931, the factory was closed. For years, the building was used for storage, but mostly it lay forgotten. Almost 50 years later, the doors were opened to reveal an original shop with belting and pulleys, tools, machinery and forges. It was as if William Heiss and his workers had simply walked away. We invite you to step back in time and visit with the Heiss family, come to the museum and experience Buggy Town in person.
Packwood House Museum
Packwood House Museum opened to the public in 1976. Visitors see not only the historic building, but the Fetherstons' treasures of glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, and Oriental art. It truly is a world-class museum in a small town.
Sones Farm & Home Museum
Come and step back in time. The Sones Farm and Home Museum will fascinate, delight, and entertain you while it educates you. The dispays are in early 1868 overshot, hand hewed timber and wooden pined, bank barn. You walk on 1800 feet of carpet walkways. Set in a picturesque landscape,the Sones Farm and Home Museum makes history come alive with a rich display of remarkable farm equipment and household furnishings.
Shade Mountain Golf Course - Middleburg, 40 minutes
The course at Shade Mountain is breathtaking. 18 holes built in 1969 by designer Ed Ault has bent grass on the greens and winter rye on the fairways. Skillfully molded 200 acres nestled amid the picturesque woodlands and the lush rolling terrain in the shade of a mountain, captures a course that is challenging and rewarding. The course is punctuated with glistening ponds, rambling streams, white sand bunkers, elevated tees, and finely manicured greens. Call at: 570-837-2155
Turbot Hills Golf Club - Milton, 15 minutes
Turbot Hills Golf Club is a family owned and operated 18 hole golf course and banquet center located amid the rolling hills and valleys of the beautiful Susquehanna Valley. Designed in 1927 as a private 9 hole course, Turbot Hills Golf Club has evolved into a 6,318 yard, par 71 golf facility open to both members and the general public. Along the way it has become one of the most challenging and popular courses in North Central Pennsylvania. Call at: 570-742-7455
White Deer Golf Course - Montgomery, 20 minutes
Located amidst the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southern Lycoming County, White Deer Golf Course is one of the most unique public golf facilities in all of Pennsylvania. White Deer truly has "something for everyone." This exceptional complex features 36 holes of championship golf, a fully stocked pro shop with large practice facility. Call at: 570-547-2186
Local Day Trips
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 antique 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: 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 on backyard. Covered Bridges of the Susquehanna Valley: 1-800-525-7320 www.pacoveredbridges.com
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 at Lewisburg's Bucknell University, there is a 42 mile trail along Penns Creek. This ride takes you through beautiful countrysides 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 at www.VisitCentralPA.org.
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