Knoebels Announces New Ride, Closes 1001 Nacht

Knoebels Amusement Resort announced a new ride today in advance of the 2020 season and also announced the closure of a longstanding ride at the park. Knoebels is celebrating the new year with a new ride, called “Tornado.” The ride is expected to be ready and in place for riders on opening day – April 25, 2020. Tornado will be …

Dreaming of Outdoor Activities? Come to Early Bird Sports Expo

By Nancy Bishop If you would rather fish, kayak or ride your ATV than go skiing and you’re dreaming of Spring while watching the snow pile up outside your window, then the Early Bird Sports Expo should be your destination. Opening Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, the 32nd annual event features more than a hundred vendors and showcases …

Pick Up 2020 Visitors Guide & Plan an Adventure!

by Nancy Bishop There’s no getting around it – winter is here in Northeastern Pennsylvania —  and after New Year’s, you’ll be looking for things to do. Just in time for you to plan some winter activities and dream about some summer ones, the 2020 Columbia-Montour Visitors Guide will make its debut Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Berwick Christmas Boulevard. …

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 …