Category Archives: Day trips

Baltimore Sailabration

The Star-Spangled Sailabration is an international parade of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels. These ships sailed into Baltimore in June 2012 for the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of … Continue reading

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Pine Barrens

Home of the Jersey Devil, cranberry bogs, and some of the best canoeing rivers, the Pine Barrens in South Jersey is one of the most sparsely populated areas and the largest body of open space between Richmond and Boston.  This heavily forested … Continue reading

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Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower preserve

There is a peaceful trail along a creek in the woods in southern Lancaster County that comes alive with color every spring.  Shenk’s Ferry wildflower sanctuary is quite impressive, boasting more than 70 species of wildflowers that bloom each spring.  … Continue reading

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Middle Creek Snow Geese

Sometime before sunset, 65,000 snow geese spread their wings in unison and lift off the cornfields into the air to swirl in the sky and eventually land on the lake for the night.  First you hear a low rumble which … Continue reading

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Union League in Philadelphia

With it’s roots dating back to 1862, the Union League in Philadelphia was started by a group of elite businessmen to support the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the Civil War.  The Union League continues today as … Continue reading

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Chester County Balloon Festival

For two days in June each summer, colorful hot air balloons take shape in Chester County.  twenty festive balloons are inflated Friday night in preparation for the “Friday Night Glow”, when the colors come alive as fire lights the balloons … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

Today we joined in the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia as the Chester County Camera Club captured the celebration in photographs.  Lots of smiles and excitement as the crowds surrounded a Chinese Dragon meandering in the streets.  … Continue reading

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