10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties in 2019

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 …

Christmas on the Bridges is Around the Corner!

by Nancy Bishop Did you know that November is National Historic Bridge Awareness Month? Plan to celebrate this area’s historic covered bridges by going to “Christmas on the Bridges” on the East and West Paden Bridges — the Twin Bridges — Sunday, December 8 from 1 PM to 4 PM. Sponsored by the Columbia County Covered Bridge Association, the annual …

Area Holiday Festivities Begin!

The holidays are a great time of year to spend time with friends and family. If your Thanksgiving travels bring you into Columbia & Montour Counties next week, there are plenty of great events and area activities planned that will provide fun for the whole family. After Thanksgiving, the Christmas festivities begin in earnest, including the renowned 73rd annual Berwick …

Let’s Go For Coffee

by Nancy Bishop It’s cold and the days are shorter. Winter is coming! Let’s go for coffee to warm up. There’s nothing like a steaming hot fresh cup of coffee to make a winter morning seem better. And if the coffee chains don’t quite do it for you, our area has some great independent small shops serving up really good …

Summer Heritage Passport Winners Announced

Congratulations to our five lucky winners of this year’s Summer Heritage Passport program! Joe O’Malley – JermynHuiyan Frohlich – BloomsburgJohn Davis III – BloomsburgWilliam Baillie – DanvilleAdelyn German – Bloomsburg Each will receive a gift basket filled with restaurant gift cards, historical books about the region, local treats, and various heritage memorabilia from stops on the trail.  Next year’s trail …

Halloween is in the Air!

There’s a cold wind blowing in from the west, the leaves are changing, jack-o-lanterns are being carved, and ghouls are lurking around every corner…Halloween is coming. To help you carry out your spooky plans, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming eerie events, ghostly gatherings, and haunted happenings in Columbia & Montour counties. Plus, you’ll find trick-or-treat times for various local …

Pop-Up Fall Photo Contest!

With fall foliage season upon us, we’ve decided it’s time to do a pop-up photo contest this weekend! Guidelines:1. Simply share your very best fall foliage photo by tagging it with #itourcolumbiamontour on Instagram or sharing it as a visitor post to our wall on Facebook. Please include the location and approximate date your photo was taken in the post.2. Photos must …

Boo! Haunted Houses & Other Scary Things

by Nancy Bishop The trees are awash in shades of gold, orange and crimson in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There’s a bit of a chill in the air and there are Fall festivals everywhere. It’s a great time to visit this area, especially with Halloween coming. Want to get scared? Look no farther! There are plenty of scary options this Halloween season …

Knoebels Hallo-Fun Weekends Begin

Knoebels Amusement Resort kicks off its annual Hallo-Fun weekends this Friday. The park is open Fridays from 6-10PM, Saturdays from noon-10PM and Sundays from noon-5PM the remainder of October. The event features rides, food, entertainment, shopping and more – with a Halloween twist. “During Hallo-Fun, the park transforms into a festive environment for the whole family,” said Jonathan Slodysko, who …

Historical Markers: A Fascinating Trip Through the Past

by Nancy Bishop You’ve driven past them hundreds of times, but have you ever really noticed the historical markers that dot the roadways? Pennsylvania’s readily recognizable blue and gold markers highlight significant people, places, and events in the state’s and nation’s history. Columbia County is home to nine of the markers while Montour County has six. Did you know, for …

Trick or Treat Trivia!

How much do you really know about Halloween? Try your hand at Trick-or-Treat Trivia and receive a chance to win a Halloween-themed Knoebels prize pack including: 4 Ride-All-Day Passes4 Haunted Mansion Passes4 Lazer Command Passes4 Lazer Maze Passes *Passes are good during Hallo-Fun weekends: October 13–15, 20–22, & 27–29 Take the Quiz!