Feature Reports

Staycation: The Seward House

09.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Billye Chabot, executive director of the Seward House in Auburn, NY, shares how guests can “step back in time.” Known best as the man to negotiate the purchase of Alaska, William Henry Seward served as a New York State Senator, Governor of New York, a U.S. Senator, and as Secretary of State in...

Staycation: The Arboretum at Penn State

08.21.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

With 370 acres to explore, the Arboretum at Penn State offers something for folks of all ages. Different themed areas allow visitors to drink in a beauty along with the science and nature. Kate Reeder unpacks highlights of the arboretum in State College, PA. It includes a children’s garden...

Staycation: Buffalo to Rochester on the Erie Canal

08.14.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Shane Mahar with the New York State Canal Corporation shares a bit of history on the famous, man made waterway, as well as some of the ways you can now enjoy the sights, activities, and welcoming small towns between Buffalo to Rochester.

Staycation: Jim Thorpe, PA

08.07.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chris Barrett with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau tells about Jim Thorpe's mining history, the link to athlete Jim Thorpe, two "Packer" mansions and the Old Jail Museum. Visitors to this Victorian town, located between Allentown and Wilkes-Barre, get to “step back in time” in several ways...

Staycation: Letchworth State Park

07.31.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Elijah Kruger serves as Letchworth State Park’s environmental educator. He helps us explore the park’s history, along with activities and wildlife visitors could experience or “spot” in western New York.

Staycation: Blueberry to Go Market Festival (July 18–26)

07.24.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Baking competitions are just one part of the Blueberry to Go Market event in eastern Pennsylvania through July 26th. Carly Cheponis with Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites tells us about the Moravian roots of Burnside Plantation and the numerous blueberry foods and themed happenings this year.

Staycation: Knoebels Amusement Resort

07.17.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

What’s new for visitors to the “free entrance” park in the woods of central Pennsylvania? Public Relations Director Stacy Ososkie tells us how the Elysburg, PA park has made COVID-19 modifications so families can still visit and make vacation memories.

Staycation: Onondaga Historical Museum

07.10.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Curator of History Robert Searing rewinds time to explore the “Underground Railroad” in central New York. He discusses "Freedom Bound," one of the permanent exhibits at the Onondaga Historical Museum in downtown Syracuse.

Staycation: Animal Adventure Park

06.05.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York lets visitors get up close for hands-on interactions with an array of 300 domestic and exotic creatures from alligators to zebras. The park is nearly 15-minutes away from Binghamton. Amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Drive Thru Zoo will be held...

Staycation: Pennsylvania Elk Country

08.30.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Prime territory for elk viewing spans five counties in Pennsylvania. Carla Wehler with the Elks Country Visitor Center fills us in on the where to start an elk viewing trip.