Welcome Center Temporarily Closes

Visitor health and safety is a top priority for the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. We are fully committed to putting people and their well-being first. With that in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily close our Welcome Center at 121 Papermill Road in Bloomsburg; effective Tuesday, March 17th. The Welcome Center will remain closed indefinitely due to the statewide …

Restaurant Week Just Around the Corner

Area residents and visitors alike can enjoy a week out on the town Friday, March 20th thru Sunday, March 29th in Columbia & Montour counties for the area’s third annual Restaurant Week event. Restaurant Week will showcase 10 area restaurants from Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville and Elysburg. Each location will offer special three-course menus priced at either $25 or $35. The …

“Preserve” History in Montour County

by Nancy Bishop If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ve probably visited Montour Preserve,  one of the jewels of outdoor recreation in the area. But do you remember a time before there was a Montour Preserve? Back in 1967, when the local electric utility — then called Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. — announced that it would build a coal-fired power …

Try a Trivia Night!

by Nancy Bishop Ok, without looking it up on your phone, tablet or laptop: What is “poise” a measurement of? What are dots on dominoes tiles called? What country did Hitler’s nephew William fight for in World War II? Give up? Well, turns out I only knew the answer to the last one, but my friends who joined me at …

Sleet & Freezing Rain Predicted in North Central PA

Montoursville, PA – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised that a wintery mix of sleet and freezing rain is predicted across region beginning Wednesday, February 5 during the evening hours through Thursday morning, February 6. PennDOT is prepared and will be performing winter services throughout the area. Falling temperatures combined with the wintery mix could result in slippery and …

Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

by Nancy Bishop Yes, that day for celebrating your sweetheart is just around the corner. Better start planning your celebration – and making reservations – now! Kick the celebration off early by heading to the Cherokee Tap Room in Danville Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9 for their Whiskey & Cheese event.  If you like whiskey, you’ll be able …

Stay Active With a Winter Ice Hiking Adventure!

by Nancy Bishop Spectacular winter scenery awaits the adventurous who make the trek to visit the frozen waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park near Benton. Although the Falls Trail is closed in the winter, properly equipped, experienced ice hikers and climbers are permitted to be on the trail.  However, they are required to sign in and out at the park …

Wine & Donut Trail Announced!

This winter, the popular annual Wine Trail Valentine’s event in Columbia & Montour Counties returns with a new twist. A “Wine & Donut Trail” takes visitors to seven local wineries to sample some delectable wines paired with the perfect matching sweet treat. Visitors also have the chance to win one of eight amazing prize baskets if they complete all seven stops. …

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 …