Entries by Matt Holliday

New Hope Station

Hello! This photo was taken at the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad station in New Hope (Bucks County).  The station was decked out for the holiday season, and the train was busy delighting visitors and tourists along its scenic route. Jan Goltz Warrington, PA


Sullivan County Retreat (Summer Story)

For the past several years we have been going to our cabin in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co. We enjoy swimming and playing in the Hoagland Creek, watching wildlife from our porch and kayaking on the Loyalsock. At the end of the week we attend the Little League World Series in Williamsport. We always have a great […]

Visiting Poe Valley (Summer Story)

My husband belongs to a rod-and-gun club. The club’s cabin is in the Poe Valley region of Bald Eagle State Forest in Center County. We have walked the nearby trails many times but each walk has its own surprises. As the Mid State Trail passes through the Penns Creek Wild Area it enters an old […]


Here’s a press release from the PGC about bears in autumn. For more information, see the PGC website: www.pgc.state.pa.us THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION OFFERS ADVICE ON AVOIDING BEAR CONFLICTS HARRISBURG – With tomorrow being the first day of autumn, many Pennsylvanians will be spending increasing amounts of time outdoors.  This also is when black bears […]

School District/purchase order info.

If you are a school district and would like to send a purchase order, send it to: Pennsylvania Magazine PO BOX 755 Camp Hill, PA 17001-0755 our EIN Is 23-2190211 For Subscription terms and such, click here. You can also call 1-800-537-2624 and talk with Joyce. Thank you for your business.


A Dip in French Creek (Summer Story)

It was a hot one today so we sent for a stroll at nearby and cool French Creek.  The kids were cooling off from this high cliff.  Note the young man in the second pic at top.  He jumped into the cool pool below.  Some guys have all of the fun. –Ray and Megan Smecker

Garden Conservancy’s Open Day’s Program

Readers may enjoy knowing about a special program called the OPEN DAYS program that allows the best private gardens in the nation to be open to the public on specified days in the year. Pennsylvania has many outstanding gardens that are not typically open to the public. Here’s a link (opens in new window) to […]

Rodeo Association links

This summer, you have many choices. Here are some links and other resources for you to explore. From the MAILBOX page: RODEO: Lu Lu Shrine Liberty Pro Rodeo in Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association Do you know of a rodeo association in Pennsylvania that we could list here? […]

Special Hat for a Groundhog

While spending time in his hometown of Allentown, Richard Miller discovered this groundhog with its head stuck in a baked bean can, wandering down Linden Street.  The animal couldn’t get it off of his head, so Richard and a few other people cornered the confused groundhog and removed the can.