Southeast Pennsylvania Native American Museums To Visit This Winter

 

Native American Museums To Visit This Winter

Southeast Pennsylvania has tons of museums that showcase Native American history and culture, so if you’re looking for a way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family that will be both fun and educational, you have plenty of options to choose from.

Museum of Indian Culture

The Museum of Indian Culture, located in Allentown, is a small museum with an impressive collection of Native American artifacts, particularly stone weapons and tools. The museum seeks to give its visitors a realistic look at the daily life of regional tribes.

Indian Steps Museum

The Indian Steps Museum in Airville combines local and national Native American history and culture and is located in the former home of John Vandersloot, an enthusiast who spent decades curating a collection of Native American artifacts. The museum is located on the bank of the Susquehanna River, so it’s also a great place to see the sights!

State Museum of Pennsylvania and Reading Public Museum

Though the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Reading Public Museum aren’t just Native American museums, they both have large exhibits and collections devoted to the culture and art of Native American tribes around the country. From right here in our home state of Pennsylvania to the Native tribes of Central America, these museums cover a huge range of Native culture and history, both literally and figuratively.

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Outdoor Winter Fun in Pennsylvania

Winter Fun

Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to live in warmer months, but sometimes the winters are pretty intense with snow and ice. However, you shouldn’t let that hold you back. The Keystone State has many outdoor activities to entice you out from the warm fireplace for some chilly fun.

 

Visit a Ski Resort

Pennsylvania has many ski destinations Pennsylvania has to offer, like the four-star Bear Creek Mountain Resort. It features 23 ski trails during the winter months and boasts a full hotel, spa, and all the amenities for a one-stop shop for winter relaxation and fun. It’s located just a short drive from Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore, so the resort is also a great place to meet family and friends from all over.

 

The Pocono Mountains

A visit to the Pocono Mountains is perfect for someone seeking a high-class outing or just someone who enjoys the winter countryside for more than skiing.  For some guided fun, destinations like the Skytop Lodge offer novel outdoor activities like dog sledding and tobogganing on 5,500 glistening acres of snow.

 

Ice Fishing

For the truly adventurous outdoors person, a winter drive to the Great Lakes is always an option in Pennsylvania. Pymatuning State Park is a popular ice fishing destination thanks to the added convenience of nearby camping facilities. Don’t forget to register for a Pennsylvania fishing license before you head out.

 

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Shippensburg March Events

Shippensburg March events

Shippensburg March events

One thing the H&H Chevy team loves about living in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is that there’s always plenty to do. You can stay busy for the rest of the winter with these cool Shippensburg March events. Read on and mark your calendars!

Hops & Humor Comedy Night with Earl David Reed

If winter has you down, and laughter is the best medicine, then you need a night at the STCC Multi-Purpose Center with local comedian Earl David Reed. His live performance will have you and your friends breathless with laughter. The event is BYOB, and starts at 6 p.m. on March 2, 2018.

Philadelphia Bus Trip

If you need a vacation, consider joining in on the community bus trip to Philadelphia. The group leaves at 6 a.m. on March 10, 2018 and cost of fare is $60 per person. You’ll have ten hours to shop, eat, and explore in one of our state’s biggest cities.

Jay Leno at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Residents of Shippensburg will have another chance to catch some amazing humor and an energetic performance when Jay Leno comes to the the auditorium at Shippensburg University. The show is on March 24, 2018 and tickets start at $79.

 

February Events in Shippensburg You Won’t Want to Miss

This February, shake off the cold and join the community for some fun and entertaining events in the local area. Here are some events that we at H&H Chevy recommend for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.

So Good for the Soul: A Tribute to the Music of Motown – February 10. 2018 from 8-10pm

So Good for the Soul will take us back in time to enjoy the energetic music and beats of Motown that we all enjoy. At this even, eight veteran entertainers will perform your favorite Motown hits. These entertainers include former band members of The Jones and The Marvelettes, and performers who were on Broadway in shows such as Dream Girls and Showboat.

February Events in Shippensburg

Valentine’s Day – Wednesday, February 14               

Don’t forget to take your sweetheart out for a nice night this Valentine’s Day. Grab a romantic dinner at a local restaurant, stay a night at Cumberland Valley, or send some flowers from Fisher’s Florist.

America – February 17, 2018 from 8-10pm

This February, America comes to the Luhrs Performing Arts Center to bring their ‘70s Top-40 hits to Shippensburg University. Some of their most popular tunes include “I Need You” and “Don’t Cross the River.” Come experience their enduring music and distinctly American sound.

Delightful October Events in Lancaster, PA

events in Lancaster

There’s always something fun happening here in our neck of the Pennsylvania woods. If you’re on the lookout for some family-friendly fun to do this October, there are plenty of special events in Lancaster to keep your whole crew entertained! Here’s just a few:

Check out the Fall Antiques Extravaganza at Antiques Capital, USA in Adamstown from September 28-October 1. With booths indoors and out and special antiques fit for any price range, you’re sure to find something unique — it is an extravaganza, anyway.

Take part in The Spooky Scoot across all the haunted places in Lancaster. Run by Strasburg Scooters, this bone-chilling tour is by far the most fun way to discover the scariest folklore and history from across the county. The tours take place at 7:00 PM on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.

Get lost in the Quilt Corn Maze at the Amish Farm & House. Have a blast trying to find your way out of this enormous corn maze for some down-home autumn fun, then relax with the farm animals, cruise in an authentic buggy ride, or do a little learning in the Amish Schoolhouse. The Maze is open until Halloween.

Need a new car to get to and from all these awesome events in Lancaster? Stop by H&H Chevy today to see our robust selection of top-of-the-line Chevy vehicles.

Ten Fun Facts about Pennsylvania — We Love Our State!

fun facts about Pennsylvania

 

As one of the oldest states in the Union, the Quaker State holds a storied place in the annals of American history. All these years have allowed Pennsylvania to rack up more than just a few interesting tidbits and idiosyncrasies. Here, we’ve put together a quick list of our top 10 favorite fun facts about Pennsylvania, the state that all of us here at H&H Chevrolet are proud to call home!

 

  1. The first “Zoological Garden” was built in Philadelphia in July of 1874.
  2. In the town of Hazleton, there’s a law that states an instructor cannot sip a carbonated beverage while lecturing students in a school auditorium.
  3. Kennett Square is widely known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.”
  4. Speaking of capitals, the Borough of Kane is called the “Black Cherry Capital of the World.”
  5. Of all the original colonies, Pennsylvania was the only one not to border the Atlantic Ocean.
  6. The first Little League World Series took place in Williamsport in 1946.
  7. Apparently, Pennsylvanians love baseball. The first professional baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh in 1909.
  8. Since 1833, the city of Nazareth has been home of world-famous Martin guitars.
  9. On November 2, 1920, KDKA radio, a Pittsburgh station, aired the first commercial radio broadcast in America.
  10. One last thing about capitals: Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States of America, from 1790 to 1800.

 

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Hiking Trail for Summer

family Hiking Trail for Summer

Finding the perfect hiking trail to spend a summer day or weekend isn’t easy. Fortunately, Pennsylvania is full of magnificent trails. We here at H&H Cadillac know of a hiking trail for summer that you won’t want to miss out on.

Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Stretching a massive 62 miles from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore, the Pine Creek Rail Trail offers a hiking experience unlike any other. The trail is one of the most popular in all of Pennsylvania so you know it’s got to be something magnificent.

Visitors can travel by bike or foot. There are a variety of trails available. The shortest trail is just 0.6 of a mile while the longest is 7.7 miles and reaches from Wellsboro junction to Ansonia. A two percent grade makes it a relaxing trail to hike and bike on. Horses are welcome on the trail between Ansonia and Tiadaghton.

The trails travels through, past, and around some of the most wonderful sights that Pennsylvania has to offer. Points of interest include waterfalls, flower fields, and Pine Creek Gorge. Wooden bridges offer a rustic biking and hiking experience.

Camping is allowed, but you’ll need a permit to do so legally. However, cell phone service is nonexistent throughout most of the Pine Creek Rail Trail. Get out there and enjoy nature as it was meant to be experienced.

Escape the Everyday with These Off-the-Grid Road Trips

off-the-grid road trips - 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Here in Pennsylvania, we are familiar with the same-old, same-old destinations: a trip to Hershey Park, a D.C. weekend, a Pittsburgh afternoon for one of those black-and-yellow professional sports games. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with these spots, sometimes it’s nice to experience something new, something wild, something unique.

 

Our H&H Chevrolet “fun experts” have whipped together our top-three off-the-grid road trips right here in Pennsylvania so you can end your summer with a bang.

 

Blakeslee Natural Area

130 acres of largely untouched and protected wild land means that at the Blakeslee Natural Area you’ll see a side of the Quaker State rarely seen since the Quakers roamed free. If you come here, don’t be afraid to get muddy!

 

Where can I find Blakeslee Natural Area?

Input “20 PA-115, Blakeslee, PA 18610” into your Maps app.

 

Susquehannock State Forest

This is a perfect spot for the adventurous. With ample trails for hiking and biking and access to horseback riding paths, you won’t want for activities at Susquehannock State Forest!

 

Where can I find Susquehannock State Forest?

Input “3150 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915” into your Maps app.

 

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

If you take the drive to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, prepare your eyeballs for the some of the most stunning vistas you’ve ever seen. Ornithologists, bird-watchers, and just casual fans of our feathered friends will love Hawk Mountain for obvious reasons (see name of locale).

 

Where can I find Hawk Mountain Sanctuary?

Input “1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529” into your Maps app.

 

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Spend a Beautiful Afternoon at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

At H&H Chevrolet, we love to highlight some of the lesser-known destinations across Pennsylvania that we believe families in our community would enjoy visiting. One such spot is the gorgeous Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary in Jim Thorpe, about two and half hours from Shippensburg.

Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is an idyllic location to idle away an afternoon spotting colorful butterflies, exotic frogs, and wildflowers and learning all about wildlife and habitat conservation. You can sign your family up for a guided tour with one of Bear Mountain’s experienced staff members or you can wander the delightful “Flutterarium” on your own.

While you’re at Bear Mountain, you must:

Take the time to stand still — the curious butterflies will without a doubt land on you to say hello!

Get up close with real poison dart frogs — have no fear; in captivity, they are completely non-toxic.

Check out one of their daily events — there is always something exciting happening here, from Birds of Prey exhibitions to kid-friendly Treasure Hunts. See their monthly Event Calendar for details.

Take home some Milkweed to plant — this is the Monarch Butterfly’s favorite food, and it’s becoming harder and harder to come by. Help Bear Mountain’s efforts to re-grow Monarch habitats right here in Shippensburg!

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Best Small Towns to Visit in Pennsylvania in the Summer

small towns to visit in Pennsylvania - explore in you new 2017 Chevrolet Suburban

Pennsylvania has some of the best tourist cities in America—Philly, Pittsburgh, the capital Harrisburg—but the small towns have a lot going for them to, especially during the summer. Filled with beautiful parks, street festivals, markets, and more, these towns are the perfect place to take a day trip.

One of the best small towns to visit in Pennsylvania during the summer is Mt. Gretna, a tiny town of just 200 residents where you can see the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show and the Summer Craft Market. If antiques are more your thing, check out the Summer Antiques Market in Eagles Mere, along with their Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.

Renovo is another gorgeous spot, where you can go to the beach, hike, or check out the many activities in town. Outdoor lovers will also enjoy a trip to Hawley, where you can spend a day on a boat at Lake Wallenpaupeck or lounge by the water.

Check out Dushore in late August for their Founder’s Day festival, which makes the usually quiet town come alive. Finally, Ligonier is a beautiful historic town full of quaint shops and restaurants and an old-fashioned amusement park, and it’s the perfect place to go to feel transported back into the early 1900s.

From the staff at H&H Chevrolet, have a great trip and drive safe!