2020 Columbia-Montour Travel Guide

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COLUMBIA MONTOUR 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE

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Cover photo by Shane Kiefer featuring the Morris brothers at the Sam Eckman Covered Bridge.

2020 TRAVEL GUIDE Table

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Rohrbach's Farm: An Ever-Changing Tradition Summer Heritage Passport Brings History to Life Finding the Perfect Trail: Five Fantastic Hikes for 2020 Camp Victory: A Special Camp for Special Kids

How to Find Us Events Calendar Area Overview Town Overview Attractions Food & Dining Restaurants Lodging Bed & Breakfasts Campgrounds

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#UncoverTheAdventure Throughout our book, we have highlighted a variety of hot spots in the region. Look for the Instagram

Hotels & Motels Vacation Rentals Recreation Shopping Services & Community Organizations Member Index

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2020 Travelguide

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ELECTRONIC KIOSKS

HOW TO FIND US

Geisinger Medical Center Atrium Café 100 North Academy Avenue Danville, PA 17822

Location Conveniently located near Interstate 80 and State Routes 11, 487 and 42, the Columbia-Montour Counties region is easily accessible from any direction and has a welcome center located in Bloomsburg. Route 11 In Bloomsburg • Follow Route 11 until it intersects with Route 487 • Follow Route 487 North approximately 2 miles • Turn left onto Papermill Road Route 487 The Columbia-Montour Welcome Center is located at the intersection of Route 487 and Papermill Road, as it intersects I-80 at Exit 236. • When traveling Route 487 South, take a right at Papermill Road (at the Sunoco Gas Station) • Follow the Visitor Center signs Interstate 80 The Columbia-Montour Welcome Center is located at Exit 236 (Bloomsburg/Lightstreet) off I-80.

Fourteen other kiosks are located throughout Columbia County — in B&B’s, vacation rentals, hotels, campgrounds and at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport.

OUR FACILITIES

The Columbia-Montour Welcome Center 121 Papermill Road • Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (800) 847-4810 or (570) 784-8279 itour@cmvb.com

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm Saturdays Seasonally: 9am – 1pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

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Bloomsburg Municipal Airport 301 Airport Road Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 317-1966 The Bloomsburg Municipal Airport is conveniently located near Interstate 80, U.S. Route 11 and State Route 487.

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JANUARY Jackie Brown Show January 2 – February 24 Bloomsburg University • Haas Center for the Arts (570) 389-4708 departments.bloomu.edu/art/haas.html Melanie Johnson and Loraine Lynn Show January 2 – February 12 The Gallery At Greenly Center (570) 389-4708 departments.bloomu.edu/art/greenly.html Holiday Show January 2 – 5 Artspace Gallery (570) 784-0737 • artspacebloomburg.com Stairwell Gallery Committee Members and Moose Exchange Tenant Invitational January 11 – February 21 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org The Children January 16 – February 2 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (570) 784-8181 • bte.org 6th Annual Children’s Museum Competitive Science Fair January 16 The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (570) 389-9206 • the-childrens-museum.org

32nd Annual Early Bird Sports Expo January 23 – 26 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Industrial Arts Building (570) 594-0250 • earlybirdexpo.net Allison Miller, Boom Tic Boom January 24 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu FEBRUARY Taste of the Town February 1 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Industrial Arts Building (570) 271-6300 • rmhdanville.org Tamburitzans February 7 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine February 9 Weis Center for the Performing Arts

(570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu Malpaso Dance Company February 18 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu

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MARCH Kristopher Benedict Show March 4 - April 9 Bloomsburg University • Haas Center for the Arts (570) 389-4708 departments.bloomu.edu/art/haas.html Humdinger Trail Races March 7 Danville Borough Barn (570) 336-2060 • montourrec.com Danu / St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu Restaurant Week 2020! March 20 – 29 Restaurants in Columbia and Montour County (570) 784-8279 • itourcolumbiamontour.com Peking Acrobats March 20 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu Airness March 26 – April 19 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

APRIL George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain April 3 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu “Cover of a Cover” April 6 – May 15 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org Beaver Run Auction April 18 Beaver Run School (570) 490-0927 Spring 2020 Senior Exit Show April 23 – May 8 The Gallery At Greenly Center (570) 389-4708 departments.bloomu.edu/art/greenly.html 42nd Annual Renaissance Jamboree April 25 Downtown Bloomsburg (570) 437-0896 • downtownbloomsburg.org may 34th Annual Spring Fling May 2 Downtown Danville (570) 284-4502 • visitdanvillepa.org

(570) 784-8181• bte.org Calefax Reed Quintet March 26 Weis Center for the Performing Arts (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu

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Events Calendar

History Comes Alive at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds May 8 & 9 Bloomsburg Fair Grounds (570) 784-4949 • bloomsburgfair.com 2020 Summer Heritage Passport May 8 – October 11 Locations throughout Columbia and Montour Counties (570) 784-8279 • itourcolumbiamontour.com Spring Covered bridge tour May 16 Columbia County Covered Bridges (570) 784-8279 • itourcolumbiamontour.com Taming of the Brew May 16 The Barn in Bloom (570) 784-8181 • thetamingofthebrew.org Meredith Re’ Grimsley – Solo Show May 18 – September 24 The Gallery at Greenly Center (570) 389-4708 departments.bloomu.edu/art/greenly.html Luna Gale May 28 – June 14 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (570) 784-8181 • bte.org JUNE Ronald McDonald House of Danville Annual Andrew Schmid Golf Tournament June 11 Frosty Valley Country Club (570) 271-6300 • rmhdanville.org 40th Annual Strawberry Festival June 14 Historic Warrior Run Church freelandfarm.org Strawberry Festival June 20 Rohrbach’s Farm Market (570) 356-7654 • rohrbachsfarm.net

“May the Force Be with You” Day July 18 The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (570) 389-9206 • the-childrens-museum.org Taste of the Nations June 27 Downtown Danville (570) 284-4502 • visitdanvillepa.org Berwick Regatta June 27 & 28 (570) 759-9217 • berwickareaboatclub.com Moose Exchange Throwback Show June 29 – August 7 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org JULY Briggs Farm Blues Festival July 9 – 11 Briggs Farm, Nescopeck (570) 379-3342 • briggsfarm.com 33rd Annual Bloomsburg 4x4 Jamboree Nationals July 10 – 12 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (317) 236-6515 • 4wheeljamboree.com 36th Annual Benton Rodeo & Frontier Days July 14 – 19 Benton Area Rodeo Grounds (570) 925-6536 • bentonrodeo.com The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe July 16 – August 2 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (570) 784-8181 • bte.org Danville Heritage Festival July 17 – 19 Hess Field and Surrounding Areas (570) 284-4502 • danvilleheritage.com World War II Weekend July 17 – 19 Test Track Park, Berwick (570) 350-9675 • bringstuiehome.org Whoopiepalooza July 25 Rohrbach’s Farm Market (570) 356-7654 • rohrbachsfarm.net

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September 25 – October 3 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (570) 784-4949 165th Bloomsburg Fair

Montour Delong Fair July 27 – August 1

Montour Delong Community Fairgrounds (570) 437-2178 • montourdelongfair.com AUGUST Touch A Truck Day August 1 • The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (570) 389-9206 • the-childrens-museum.org Ice Cream Social & Cake Festival August 6 • Bloomsburg Town Park (570) 784-7123 • bloomsburgpa.org 2020 Bloomsburg Nationals August 7 – 9 • Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (570) 275-0748 • bloomsburgnationals.com Peach Festival August 8 & 15 • Rohrbach’s Farm Market (570) 356-7654 • rohrbachsfarm.net “Doppelganger” August 10 – September 18 • The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org Pioneer Day August 15 • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine (570) 875-3850 • pioneertunnel.com August 22 • Bloomsburg Town Square (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.com SEPTEMBER September 5 – 7 All Home Days Grounds, Elysburg (570) 441-7310 • allhomedays.com Danville Fall Arts & Crafts Festival September 5 Downtown Danville (570) 284-4502 • visitdanvillepa.org Moose Exchange History Show September 21 – October 9 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org Fall Festival September 19 & 26, Fridays and Saturdays through October Rohrbach’s Farm Market (570) 356-7654 • rohrbachsfarm.net 101st annual all home days 13th Annual Artfest

bloomsburgfair.com october Heritage Days October 3 & 4 Historic Warrior Run Church, Turbotville freelandfarm.org CMVB Covered Bridge & Arts Festival October 8 – 11 Knoebels Amusement Resort (800) 847-4810 • itourcolumbiamontour.com “Out of Many” October 10 – November 20 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org NOVEMBER “Cash & Carry VII” November 23 – January 8 The Exchange (570) 317-2596 • exchangearts.org Run For The Diamonds November 26 Downtown Berwick (570) 759-1426 • runforthediamonds.com North Pole Express November 28 & 29 Bloomsburg (570) 784-2522 • downtownbloomsburg.org DECEMBER Berwick Christmas Boulevard December 1 - 31 Market Street, Berwick (570) 752-2723 Christmas on the Bridges December 6 The Twin Bridges (East and West Paden) facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyCoveredBridge- Assoc BOO!burg October 23

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Attractions Bill's Old Bike Barn and Museum 7145 Columbia Boulevard, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 759-7030 • billsbikebarn.com The most outstanding vintage motorcycle and memorabilia collection on the East Coast. Ad Page 29, Map 5 The Bloomsburg Children's Museum, Inc. 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 389-9206 • the-childrens-museum.org Explore, learn, discover. 50+ interactive exhibits. Birthday parties. Group tours. Can U Xcape? 95 East 10th Street Unit 1, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 951-2265 • canuxcape.com Find the clues. Solve the puzzle. Escape the room! Clyde Peeling's Reptiland 18628 US Route 15, Allenwood, PA 17810 (570) 538-1869 • reptiland.com Specialized zoo offers exciting educational adventure for entire family! Columbia County Covered Bridge Association bridges of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Columbia Montour Council - B.S.A. 5 Audubon Court, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-2700 • columbiamontourbsa.org Camp Lavigne hosts special events to support local scouting programs. 529 Zaner-Rohrsburg Road, Orangeville, PA 17859 Restoring, preserving and protecting the covered

Covered Bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties

121 Papermill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-8279 • itourcolumbiamontour.com Stop by the Columbia-Montour Welcome Center for information and driving tour maps featuring all 25 of our area's beautiful covered bridges, the third most in the country. Tour the covered bridges by bus in May or during the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival! • Map 11

Electric City Trolley Museum 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503 (570) 963-6590 • ectma.org Take a 10-mile guided tour trolley excursion to Montage Mountain. Knoebels Amusement Resort 391 Knoebels Boulevard, Route 487 Elysburg, PA 17824 (570) 672-2572 • knoebels.com America's largest free admission amusement park. • Ad Page 7 , Map 25

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FAIRS, FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS All Home Days Association 33 East Center Street, Elysburg, PA 17824 (570) 490-5894 • allhomedays.com Special event on Labor Day Weekend honoring veterans. Sept 5-7, 2020. Benton Frontier Days & Championship Rodeo 385 Mendenhall Lane, Benton, PA 17814 (570) 925-6536 • bentonrodeo.com Championship rodeo, bull-a-rama, entertainment, food, business & crafts. July 14-19, 2020. Ad Page 57, Map 3

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine 19th & Oak Streets, Ashland, PA 17921 (570) 875-3850 • pioneertunnel.com Tour a real coal mine and take a ride on an old-fashioned steam locomotive. Both tours are guided. Open April 1 — October 31. Check our website for daily tours. • Map 35

Red Deer at Rolling Hills Farm 63 Pinnacle Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820 (570) 356-7482 • reddeeratrollinghillsfarm.com Come see majestic red deer! It's fun, educational, and hands-on for adults and children. Tours: June through October or by appointment. Closed Sundays. South of Catawissa off Route 487. • Map 38

Berwick Area Boat Club #454 PO Box 94, Mifflinville, PA 18631 (570) 759-9217 • berwickareaboatclub.com Susquehanna River Activities, APBA Power Boat Races, Kayak/Canoe Adventures. Berwick Area Regatta. Paddle for the Gold Kayak & Canoe Races: June 27 – 28, 2020. • Map 4 Berwick Boulevard Association Market Street, Berwick, PA 18603 (570) 520-4034 – berwickchristmasblvd.com A community wide initiative to assist in the growth and sustainability a one mile long Christ- mas Display Extravaganza! December 1 - 31, 2020. Bloomsburg Fair Association 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-4949 • bloomsburgfair.com Agricultural fair with food, carnival, animals, exhibits & much more! September 25 – October 3, 2020. • Ad Page 67, Map 6

Rohrbach's Farm Market 240 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820

(570) 356-7654 • rohrbachsfarm.net (2 miles south of Catawissa on SR 487) Unique shopping experience! Festivals and Events throughout the year. Open May through December. • Map 39 Skatetown Hysteria 2845 Skatetown Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-3580 • skatetownhysteria.com Indoor family entertainment complex featuring roller skating, laser tag, and more! Williamsport Crosscutters BB&T Ballpark, 1700 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 326-3389 • crosscutters.com Phillies Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters playing in the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

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Early Bird Sports Expo PO Box 222, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 594-0250 • earlybirdexpo.net Recreation vendors, attractions, seminars and more at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. January 23-26, 2020. G & M Concessions 119 Deussen Drive, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 204-8211 Come see us at the fairs for your dessert treats. Glenda & Scott's Homemade Ice Cream 146 Johnson Road, Millville, PA 17846 (570) 204-6282 Homemade ice cream turned with a hit-n-miss engine. Great for all events! International Harvester Collector's Club Chapter 17 123 Cypress Lane, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (570) 522-7038 • ihcc17.com Preserving and exhibiting International Harvester memorabilia and equipment for historical and educational purposes. J. A. Aten Beef Jerky & Best Bar-B-Q Sauce 168 Nursery Road, Berwick, PA 18603 (570) 441-7580 • bestbbqsauceperiod.com Beef jerky, drinks, concessions and barbeque sauce. Montour DeLong Community Fair 5848 Broadway Road, Route 254 Washingtonville, PA 17884 (570) 437-2178 • montourdelongfair.com Small country fair. Good food. Free admission. Free entertainment. July 27 - August 1, 2020. Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Heritage Society 246 Warrior Run Boulevard, Turbotville, PA 17777 freelandfarm.org Authentic colonial craft demonstrations, hearth cooking, military reenactments. Heritage Days: October 3-4, 2020.

Bloomsburg Nationals 170 Gotschal Road, Danville, PA 17821

(570) 275-0748 • bloomsburgnationals.com Bloomsburg Nationals Auto Show and Swap Meet. Aug 7 – 9, 2020 at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds to benefit local charities. Enjoy a weekend of family fun and entertainment! See website for information. • Map 7 Briggs Farm Blues Festival 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck, PA 18635 (570) 379-3342 • briggsfarm.com 32 Hours of live, world class music! Camping, food and vendors. July 9-12, 2020.

Covered Bridge & Arts Festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort 391 Knoebels Boulevard, Route 487 Elysburg, PA 17824

(570) 784-8279 • itourcolumbiamontour.com Features over 400 crafters, food, entertainment, bus tours, and amusement park rides. Produced and coordinated by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. October 8 – 11, 2020. Download festival brochure on our website! • Map 10 Destination Blues Produced by The Exchange 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 317-2596 • destinationblues.org Your year-round blues haven on Route 11.

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MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & THEATRES

Montour County Genealogical Society 317 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 275-6177 • montourgensoc.com Montour County's primary resource for family genealogy research. Montour County Historical Society 11 Bloom Street, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 271-0830 MontourCountyHistoricalSociety.org Our Mission: Preserve local history. Continue collection of local historical artifacts. Roaring Creek Catawissa Valley Historical Study Group PO Box 161, Numidia, PA 17858 (570) 912-8513 • rccvhistorygroup.4t.com Preserving the past today for sharing memories tomorrow. Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (570) 577-1000 • bucknell.edu/WeisCenter Performing arts venue featuring an annual season of 30+ professional performances. August – April. WINERIES Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider Winery 126 South Third Street, Benton, PA 17814 (570) 854-1948 • colonelricketts.com Family-owned Hard Cider Winery - made in the mountains of PA. Freas Farm Winery & MEADERY 130 Twin Church Road, Berwick, PA 18603 (570) 759-9463 • freasfarmwinery.com Wine & Mead, Tastings, PA Preferred, Inside/ Outside Seating, Pairings, & Events. • Map 15

Artspace Gallery 221 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-0737 • artspacebloomsburg.com Artspace operates a collaborative gallery of local artists featuring original fine art and crafts including painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, jewelry, drawing, photography, woodworking and textiles. Special gallery exhibits and receptions are featured throughout the year.• Map 1 The Berwick Theater and (570) 752-9070 • theberwicktheater.org A non-profit single screen theater showing movies where tickets are $5 for all ages. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-8181 • bte.org Located in historic downtown, live professional theatre; great family experience. Bloomsburg University Performing Arts Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 389-4409 • bloomu.edu/arts-in-bloom Center for Community Arts 110 E Front St, Berwick, PA 18603 Bringing to the region the best in professional touring entertainment. Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society 225 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 784-1600 • colcohist-gensoc.org Society has numerous resources for local history and genealogy research. The Conservatory of Extraordinary Dance 362 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 316-3743 conservatoryextrao.wixsite.com/cedance Dance Classes - beginner through advanced, all ages, various styles. The Exchange 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Juniata Valley Winery at Nature's Outdoors

357A Camp Lavigne Road, Benton, PA 17814 (570) 925-4091 • juniatavalleywinery.com Juniata Valley Winery’s outlet at Nature’s Outdoors features a complete selection of Juniata Valley’s award-winning wines in a newly renovated tasting room. Located just seven miles from Ricketts Glen State Park! • Map 23

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Purple Cow Winery 281 Welliversville Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 854-6969 Any experience pairs well with Purple Cow! Red Shale Ridge Vineyards 450 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 682-3203 • redshaleridgevineyards.com Family owned and produced local wines from Hegins, PA. Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard 53 North D & H Avenue, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 284-4311 • shademountainwinery.com Our Danville/Riverside location is open seven days offering tastings of our premium wines. Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail 16140 Route 104, Middleburg, PA 17842 www.pawinetrail.com 16 of Central PA's premier family owned and operated wineries. Three Dogs Vino 129 Hidlay Church Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (570) 389-0151 • threedogsvino.com Enjoy the open atmosphere with wine and friends. Attractions

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2-1/2 miles from I-80, Exit 232 Where Fishing Creek meets the Susquehanna Camping Fishing Shaded Level Sites Clean, Modern Bathrooms Special Tenting & Club Area Camp Store Drive-throughs WiFi - Fee Bloomsburg, PA (570) 784-6150 www.indianheadcampground.com Bloomsburg, PA • (570) 784-6150 www.indianheadcampground.com Under ew manage ent & owner! r e Water Sewer Electric

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10 things to do in columbia & Montour counties 1. Knoebels amusement resort America’s largest free-admission amusement park offers endless opportunities for nostalgic fun . 2. Ricketts Glen State Park Hike the Falls Trail and see 21 awe-inspiring waterfalls or spend a day at the beach alongside Lake Jean. 3. Historic Covered Bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties Explore the back roads and find 25 iconic covered bridges, the third most in the United States. 4. Montour preserve Enjoy plenty of hiking trails, a wonderful education center, picnic pavilions, and a finder’s keepers fossil pit . 5. Bill's Old Bike barn Explore 55,000 square feet of extraordinary antiques from around the world, including vintage motorcycles. 6. River rat Brew Trail Small town flavors abound! Drain a pint at each stop on Central Pennsylvania’s only craft beer trail. 7. Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Experience a miner’s life by taking a trip deep inside Mahanoy Mountain, followed by a scenic train ride. 8. Kayaking, Canoeing, or Tubing the Susuquehanna River Grab your river vessel of choice and take a leisurely trip down the longest river on the East Coast. 9. ROlling Hills Red Deer Farm Take a hayride tour through 200 acres of rolling farmland and feed majestic red deer - a great photo op! 10. Visit a farm market Make a trip to Rohrbach’s, Ponduce Farms, or Forks Farm to explore & stock up on fresh local produce!

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by Wes Fahringer

I grew up here in Columbia and Montour Counties. I have known about Rohrbach Farm for 50 years and have watched it evolve and change. I used to visit the store for eggs and milk, or to pick up the occasional present in the Gift Loft. Recently, I have developed a close friendship with the extended family and have a much greater appreciation for all the different aspects of this ever-changing farm. As a Parks and Recreation professional I have enjoyed taking my own kids or our local youth group to the Rohrbach farm for fun activities in the fall, and have encouraged others to do the same. As a musician, I have enjoyed playing music at their festivals and listening to other talented musicians as well. As a farmer, I have had the opportunity to market some of my produce through their store. And as a neighbor I have had the great pleasure of developing a lasting relationship with the entire family, and the farm’s many employees Rohrbach exemplifies all that is good about community. Allow me to introduce you to my friends and neighbors. A visit to Rohrbach has many facets. One could spend a lot of time browsing and shopping in the market. A healthy variety of fruit is grown on the

family farm and the best time to eat it is when it is fresh. Pick up some peaches, cherries, apples or strawberries, or grab some delicious pies or ice- creams that are often made using some of these farm-fresh fruits. Rohrbach has a superb kitchen producing favorites like apple dumplings and whoopie pies. Of course, just like the other fruit pies, these treats are made right there on the farm. Visit with Kay, a third-generation family member as she supervises the rolling of the dough and the filling of the dumplings. Stroll through the gourmet market and grab a sample of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Some are grown by the Rohrbach family, while others are sourced from nearby farms, but all are of the highest quality. There are also numerous preserved food items such as jellies, fruit, apple butter, pickled vegetables, relishes, sauces and many more delicacies. A deli offers cold cut meats and various cheeses, and Big Dan’s BBQ makes ribs, pork, brisket or chicken. The family raises their own hormone-free cattle, so high-quality grass-fed and grain-fed beef is also available for purchase. Top it all off with a local bottleofwine fromFreasFarmWinery&Meadery in the

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gourmet market. If you meet Denise, a 4th generation family member, she may share with you why she feels it is important to be a part of the local community, providing quality food and supporting local businesses. She is happy to carry on the family tradition. The upper level of the barn has been restored and redesigned and the Gift Loft now offers a wide range of charming well-crafted décor and gifts for any special occasion. There is also a children’s section and an area for hosting small parties and events. Visit with Cathy, a 3rd generation family member, while selecting your soaps or teas and hear the story of how the barn was converted from a place for tractors, chickens and grain to a charming store providing beautiful articles and tasty foods. The farm market is open spring, summer, and fall. As people have traveled to the region to visit other area tourist attractions, they have made visits to Rohrbach a part of their tradition. Those who visited the farm as kids are now bringing their grandchildren to experience Rohrbach’s many seasonal activities. Special outdoor events include weekend festivals in October promoting family friendly and “fright free” activities such as the corn maze, play land, fire pits, picnic pavilions, hay rides and live music.

The family also has a strong commitment to living in the region and continues to explore innovative ideas and new farming methods. They are currently looking into converting to a high-density orchard and implementing no-till cover crop applications to protect the soil. The health of their farm and the continued success of the region as a whole is of the utmost importance to the Rohrbach family, and it shows. While recently visiting with the Rohrbach family, I was pleased to see the activity that was happening in and around the store. Fifth generation future farmers were helping with chores and tasks, illustrating that this is clearly a family operation with an eye on the future. The shop was bustling with people of all ages and included families, seniors, kids and young couples. There truly is something at the farm for everyone. A shopper, Maria, happily exclaimed "I need my Rohrbach’s fix. I step in here and I know everything is going to be OK!” I can only encourage everyone else to visit - chances are you will agree. Learn more about the farm, upcoming events, new products, and more by visiting rohrbachsfarm.net .

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Summer Heritage Passport Brings History to Life by nancy bishop

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History might have been a boring subject for some in school, but it comes to life when visiting the historical locations included in Columbia & Montour Counties’ Summer Heritage Passport. In 2019, there were 14 choices of places to visit between May and mid-October. In mid-summer, I decided to hit the trail with my passport in hand in search of some unique places. I knew I’d learn a good deal about the rich history of the region along the way. If you’re a nostalgia buff, you won’t want to miss Bill’s Old Bike Barn on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. Bill Morris began his Old Bike Barn in 1998 behind his motorcycle parts shop. Keep your eye out for the large dinosaur statues marking the entrance as you travel Route 11– indicators that this is an interesting stop! Inside the 55,000-square foot building, you’ll find Bill’s collection of antique motorcycles, including a 1913 Harley Silent Grey Fellow and a 1914 Triumph. But that’s not all!

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a 30-caliber machine gun and even palm trees with moss hanging from them. Plan to spend several hours and you’ll still feel like you haven’t had enough time to see everything. Another one of my stops on the Passport was the Carousel Museum at Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg. If you only think “horses” when you hear about carousel rides, you’ll want to visit the Museum, which is in the same building with the Carousel Gift Shop. Among the more than 50 carved carousel figures, some dating back to the 1870s, are tigers, lions, zebras, an ostrich, a giraffe, a reindeer and even a dog, a camel and a rooster. Next, I took a short drive north to the village of Eagles Mere, where I visited three local museums. The Eagles Mere Museum, located right in town, did a great job of highlighting the town’s history. Just down the road, the Eagles Mere Air Museum features more than 30 vintage aircraft dating from 1917 to 1944. Many of the planes are the only remaining flying examples of their kind, and a number were owned by well-

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A collector of 1939 New York World’s Fair memorabilia, Morris built a little village – Billville – inside the building to house his collection. On Main Street in Billville you’ll find a mansion, a toy shop, a camera shop, a smoke shop, a music store and the 1939 New York World’s Fair Bar. To showcase a '45 NOS Military Bike, there’s an impressive military display in another room of the building that’s complete with a foxhole,

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Another stop on the Passport is the Pioneer Tunnel in Ashland. You can take a ride down into an underground anthracite coal mine and also go on an above-ground ride on an old narrow-gauge train. If you visit on a hot summer day, you’ll enjoy the natural “air-conditioning” (a chilly 52°) inside the mine! Other historical stops included the Boyd House, Montgomery House and Mooresburg School in Danville; the Catawissa Quaker Meeting House; the Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society in Bloomsburg; the International Harvester Collectors Museum in Millville; and the Jane E. DeLong Memorial Hall in Washingtonville. Look for some new locations to be added for 2020. The Passport was a wonderful experience, and I’d encourage everyone to hit the trail in 2020. It’s perfect for families with children or couples looking for something to do on the weekends during the summer. It’s also an especially great activity for Scout groups and school groups, as it takes only a visit to five locations for the kids to earn a commemorative Heritage Passport patch. If you’re ambitious, you can do 10 of the stops to be entered in a drawing for one of five grand-prize baskets! In 2020, you can complete the passport between May 8th and October 11th. Passports can be picked up in early May at the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, located at 121 Papermill Road in Bloomsburg, or at any of the participating stops throughout the duration of the summer.

known flying legends. The aircraft are often flown on weekends with good weather to the absolute delight of museum visitors. Right next door, the Eagles Mere Auto Museum contains more than 75 vintage vehicles in pristine condition dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Chevelles, Corvettes, Camaros, Thunderbirds, and even a classic Buick Roadmaster are all on display in this stunning showcase of the golden age of automobile manufacturing. Both museums also have historic memorabilia such as toys, signs, posters and pictures.

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Leave time after your visit to the museums for Eagles Mere’s shopping and restaurants. The quaint village was a mountain retreat for Philadelphia & New York City elite in the 1800s, and many of the cottages and other buildings are still in use today. If you’d like your kids to know what it was like to live in a world without TV, cell phones and video games, be sure to make the Barton House at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds one of the stops on your Passport. It’s located on the original part of the Fairgrounds and dates from the mid-1850s. You’ll find a one-room schoolhouse among the historic buildings. Each year, the Heritage Passport program kicks off at the Barton House during the “History Comes Alive” event at the Fairgrounds, which features a weekend full of Civil War history, reenactments, and demonstrations. And if you visit during Fair Week in September, you’ll find members of the Quilters in Bloom group hard at work on a hand-stitched quilt.

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