Family-friendly slopes are nearby

December 30, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a pair of lift tickets to Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania here! Families in the region are fortunate to have so many family-friendly ski resorts where even the smallest skiers and […]


On the Radio: Aw, schuss

December 27, 2014

Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: Enjoy the ski resorts of the Mid-Atlantic.  


Visit the Mid-Atlantic’s snow belt for skiing, snowboarding

December 23, 2014

Go west, snow lovers! Go west, beyond the Continental Divide — the Eastern Continental Divide, that is — for fantastic skiing and snowboarding. Running along the Appalachian Mountains, the Eastern Continental Divide separates the watersheds […]


A holiday giveaway: Win two tickets to Shawnee Mountain

December 15, 2014

This contest has ended. See our latest contest here. This contest has ended. Enter other Recreation News contests here. Shawnee Mountain is a family oriented ski resort in Eastern Pennsylvania located right outside East Stroudsburg, […]


Winter in Pennsylvania: Off-beat activities and ideas

December 12, 2014

Looking for a winter activity, but skiing or snowboarding isn’t your style? There are plenty of other activities at Pennsylvania resorts. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington offers a “truly unforgettable adventure,” according to Visit PA — […]


Check out the nearby slopes in southern Pennsylvania

December 11, 2014

Snow lovers will tell you that this is their favorite time of year. For skiers, snowboarders, and tubing enthusiasts, the fun has just begun. A variety of ski resorts in southern Pennsylvania are within driving […]


Pristine Elk Mountain is ranked a favorite ski resort

December 1, 2014

You aren’t likely to see elk at Elk Mountain Ski Resort in northeast Pennsylvania, but skiers and boarders will find a respectful amount of snow, easy-to-follow trails, and well-groomed cruising runs. The single-face mountain’s 27 […]


Dazzle the whole family with Christmas light displays

November 16, 2014

As the weather gets colder, finding family-friendly activities outside becomes more of a challenge. The holidays bring lots of opportunities to see amazing light displays. Here are three that everyone is sure to enjoy. Koziar’s […]


Exploring Koziar’s Christmas Village

November 16, 2014

Explore Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania, which has won many awards, including Best Outdoor Display in the World (Display World Magazine). A trip through Koziar’s Christmas Village is, in the words of the song, “Like Walking […]


The Trails and Tracks of Allegheny County

October 18, 2014

With its winding roads and scenic getaways, Allegheny County has plenty to offer to visitors seeking authentic mountain and outdoor experiences.  Within the area, the Great Allegheny Passage and its surrounding rail trails provide a […]