Spring is Fishing Time in Columbia County

by Nancy Bishop   Finally! It’s Spring!! And if it’s Spring, can the opening day of trout season be far behind? Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny Spring day and you’re standing along Fishing Creek near the bridge into the Scout camp near Benton. It’s quiet except for the occasional call of a bird and the sound of the rushing …

Area Easter Egg Hunts 2019

Below, please find a list of our area Easter Egg Hunts for 2019! The list will be updated as more are egg hunts are announced.   Sunday, April 7 BERWICK – Berwick Youth Football League Easter Egg Hunt at Test Track Park, S. Eaton St., Berwick, 2:00 PM; children up to age 14.   Saturday, April 13 BLOOMSBURG – Easter …

Don’t Miss Out on Restaurant Week 2019!

by Nancy Bishop   Feeling the winter blues? Don’t despair – Spring is almost here even if it doesn’t look that way outside in this part of Pennsylvania just yet. And with the promise of Spring also comes a chance to get out and enjoy Restaurant Week 2019 happening March 29 – April 7. There are 23 restaurants participating this …

2019 Covered Bridge Photo Contest

For the past several years, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau has held a photo contest geared specifically toward the 25 historic covered bridges in the area. This year’s contest is currently open for submissions, and photos will be accepted for consideration until June 1st.  Individuals who have taken photos of one of the counties’ covered bridges are encouraged to enter. There …

Take a Trip Down the River Rat Brew Trail

by Nancy Bishop   If you like trying craft beers, then you will definitely want to venture out on the River Rat Brew Trail. Not only will you find great beer – I particularly like the Pack Dog Peanut Butter Ale with its hint of roasted peanuts at Marley’s in Bloomsburg (that had me hooked from my first sip at …

Finding Romantic Things to Do With Your Sweetheart

by Nancy Bishop   Ahhh, February. It’s Valentine’s month and you know you want to do something better than the usual card and candy for your sweetheart. Lucky for you, there are a number of options in the Columbia & Montour Counties area that are sure to please. Wine and Chocolate Week Who could go wrong with wine and chocolate? …

Try Ice Fishing This Winter!

by Nancy Bishop If you’re still yearning to be fishing even during this winter’s cold weather and snow, you might want to give ice fishing a try. With the right clothes and gear, you might even like it better than fishing on a hot summer day. Columbia and Montour counties offer a number of great ice-fishing locations, according to one …

2019 Wine & Chocolate Week

This February, treat your sweetheart to a romantic outing filled with wine and chocolate. The “Wine & Chocolate Week” in Columbia & Montour Counties is a great way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day season with a loved one or significant other. From Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 17th, five area wineries will offer special chocolate pairings with their wines, and participants …

2019 Early Bird Sports Expo

The 31st Annual Early Bird Sports Expo is quickly approaching!  The show will take place at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on January 24-27, 2019.  The doors will open starting on Thursday, Jan 24th at 4 PM. Parking is free. The hours of the show are:  Thursday 4 PM – 9 PM, Friday 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM – …

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 …