New Digital Quarterly Magazine!

With a new year comes some changes in how we reach you, our loyal calendar of events subscribers. We’re transitioning from our traditional printed calendar of events booklets to a quarterly digital magazine, which will be sent directly to your email inbox every three months, once it’s ready to share. It will include events listings for our area (much like …

10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties This Year

by: Nancy Bishop Nestled in picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, Columbia & Montour counties offer things to do to satisfy everyone – from the outdoor enthusiast to the history buff. Here are my top 10, in no particular order: Ricketts Glen State Park Montour Preserve Knoebels Amusement Resort Historic Covered Bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties Covered Bridge …

Covered Bridge & Arts Festival Relocated to Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

BLOOMSBURG, PA – The annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, held at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg since 1982, will have a new home in 2021, and in future years as well.  The fall festival, which traditionally draws approximately 150,000 people over four days in early October, will now be held at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Festival organizers from the Columbia-Montour …

Public Grand Opening of New Northeast Training Institute Set For June 25

Members of the general public are cordially invited to the Northeast Training Institute (NETI) Public Grand Opening this Friday, June 25th, 2021 from Noon – 4 PM.  Join the staff and management of NETI as they celebrate the official public grand opening of their state-of-the-art training facility, located at 1025 Alliance Park Drive in Bloomsburg. The Northeast Training Institute is …

Introducing Kayak/Canoe Identification Stickers

from the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership With the onset of paddling season, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is excited to release another great tool for the paddling public. The Susquehanna Greenway Vessel Identification Stickers (ID Stickers) were produced in May 2021 and are a FREE resource for paddlers to utilize as they explore the Susquehanna River Water Trail.  These water-resistant stickers …

2021 Covered Bridge Pre-Order

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau’s popular annual Covered Bridge Puzzle series is returning for the 11th year. This year’s puzzle will feature the Wanich Covered Bridge for the first time. The 2021 puzzle photograph is pictured above. If you’d like to pre-order one or more puzzles this year, you may do so by submitting the form below. Simply fill in your …

Tracing History: Montgomery & Boyd Houses

by Nancy Bishop Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Tired of our modern era? Take a step back in time and visit the Montgomery and Boyd Houses at the corner of Bloom and North Mill streets in Danville. Built in the late 1700s by Gen. William Montgomery, whose son Daniel is the “Dan” in Danville, the Montgomery …

Tracing History: The Bloomsburg Airport

by: Dave RuckleAdditional thanks to BJ Teichman, current airport coordinator The birth of the Bloomsburg airport, like so many innovations in the 1920s, was born out of necessity. Even though no airport existed in Bloomsburg at the time, the first commercial flight for business purposes here was made on March 17, 1929 when two Philadelphia carpet designers landed in a …

Coming Soon: Outdoor Dining

by Nancy Bishop Forsythia is blooming. Daffodils are everywhere. Trees are starting to bud. Dandelions are appearing. It’s finally Spring! Is it time to eat outdoors again? Yes! And there are some great restaurants in Columbia and Montour counties where you can enjoy the outdoors and get a great meal. Here are a few. Over in Bloomsburg, there’s outdoor dining …

Ready, Set, Plant!

by Nancy Bishop After what seems like a very long winter this year, the recent warm weather has brought signs of Spring to our area. And it’s time to start planning – if not planting – that garden. But April can be a changeable month in Northeastern Pennsylvania with some of the worst snowstorms. Remember April 20, 1983, when more …

It’s Fishing Season in Central PA!

Fishing season is here again! Opening Day of Trout season is Saturday, April 3rd. Fishing in Columbia & Montour Counties is a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are all the resources you might need to hit the water this year and have a blast reeling in the big one. TIME: 8 AMMINIMUM SIZE: 7 inchesFISHING HOURS: 24 …

Quick Guide to Paddling the Susquehanna River

by Alana Jajko, Director of Communications – Susquehanna Greenway Partnership With the arrival of warmer weather comes increased public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on the water. The Susquehanna River Water Trail is a treasure trove for the paddling and boating public.  Not only is it located right in our backyard, but it has a host of landscapes, history, and …