Haines Shoe House

Haines Shoe House – York, PA

The Haines Shoe House is located along Route 30 in York, Pennsylvania. It’s easy to reach from the Hallam exit (Route 462) off Route 30. The Shoe House is located along Shoe House Road, which is a right turn after about a mile on Route 462. Built in the late 1940s by a man who […]

Chessie's Big Backyard

Chessie’s Big Backyard – Alexandria, VA

Chessie’s Big Backyard is a playground in Alexandria, Virginia. It is located in the Lee District Family Recreation Area. This area in Fairfax County, Virginia also includes a carousel, a tree house, Special Harbor Spray ground, and kid-friendly hiking trails. Chessie’s Big Backyard Playground The playground at Chessie’s Big Backyard is accessible to all children […]

Cunningham Falls

Cunningham Falls State Park – Thurmont, MD

Disclaimer:  Caution must be used at all times as natural hazards exist at Cunningham Falls State Park.  Please play wisely and follow the applicable state guidance for travel and safety considerations. Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont, Maryland. Thurmout is about 20 miles north of Frederick, Maryland and approximately […]

Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park – Ellicott City, MD

Disclaimer:  Caution must be used at all times as natural hazards exist at Patapsco Valley State Park.  Please play wisely and follow the applicable state guidance for travel and safety considerations. Patapsco Valley State Park is located just west of Baltimore near Ellicott City, Maryland. The park is very large and encompasses a lot of […]

Pioneer Tunnel

Pioneer Tunnel – Ashland, PA

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train is an attraction in Central Pennsylvania’s coal mine region. The tunnel sits above the town of Ashland, Pennsylvania. It was mined in the early 1900’s for about 20 years. Later, it opened as a tourist attraction, educating future generations about the coal mines. There are two major activities […]

Trough Creek State Park – James Creek, PA

A suspension bridge, beautiful waterfall, ice mine, and a huge rock balanced on a ledge are just some of the unique features of Trough Creek State Park. Trough Creek State Park is located in the Raystown Lake region in central Pennsylvania. Raystown Lake has tons recreation options including two sandy beaches, boat launches and rentals, […]

Chocolatetown at Hersheypark – Hershey, PA

I am a contributing member of Hershey’s Sweetest Families and my family’s season passes are complimentary. All opinions are my own. Enjoy the tour of Chocolatetown! Chocolatetown at Hersheypark debuted this summer with a new entrance gate, retail store, Starbucks and more! However, the main attraction in Chocolatetown is the new roller coaster. Candymonium, is […]

Gifford Pinchot State park

Gifford Pinchot State Park – Lewisberry, PA

Disclaimer:  Caution must be used at all times as natural hazards exist in the wilderness.  Please play wisely and follow the applicable state guidance for travel and safety considerations. Check the Gifford Pinchot State Park website before venturing out to ensure the lake is open for swimming. Gifford Pinchot State Park is located between Interstate […]