Local Treasures

Places you may not have thought to visit - PART 8

More great places you may not have thought to visit, all within an easy drive!

Josiah White II Canal Boat Ride

National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 (map it)

Lehigh Canal Boat Ride

Take a ride back in time aboard the Josiah White II! Pennsylvania's only mule-drawn canal boat cruises the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park during the summer. The authentically-dressed crew will guide you through the story of the anthracite canals and the people who worked and lived on them, while our mules - George and Hank - tow you on a 40-minute trip through serene scenery to the Locktender's House and Guard Lock #8. Canal boat tours leave the dock at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m Visit website >

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

394 S Center St, Pottsville PA, 17901 (map it)

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

The area's first Classic Car museum! "We've paid attention to detail and have created an authentic atmosphere fitting of displaying these fine motor vehicles from yesteryear. Over 20,000 collectible items of interest that will stir these fond memories are on display. Come and enjoy an experience that you will long remember!" Visit website >

Delaware Canal State Park

From Easton to Bristol, PA (map it)

Delaware Canal State Park

A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline and 11 river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor. Visit website >

Mack Trucks Museum

2402 Lehigh Parkway South, Allentown, PA 18103 (map it)

Mack Trucks Museum, Allentown PA

What year did the Mack Senior model debut? When was the first Mack diesel engine produced? When did Mack adopt a bulldog as its mascot? Or a little closer to home: What transmission was outfitted on your grandfather's 1940 Mack? If you've got questions - and perhaps a vehicle identification number - there's a pretty good chance the Mack Museum has the answer in their archives. In addition to being the authority on all things Mack, the Mack Museum also restores and preserves vintage Mack trucks and memorabilia for all to enjoy. Visit website >

The Christian C. Sanderson Museum

1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 (map it)

Sanderson Museum Chadds Ford

Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore. Chris and the Wyeth Family shared a love of the Chadds Ford area. See original sketches and paintings from N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and other Wyeth family members. Visit website >

MORE LOCAL TREASURES:

Part 1
Carousel Village (Wrightstown)
Garden of Reflection (Yardley)
Raven Rock Bridge (Lumberville)
Ringing Rocks (Upper Black Eddy)
Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
Part 2
Hortulus Farm (Wrightstown)
Red Mill Museum (Clinton, NJ)
America on Wheels (Allentown)
Hunterdon Arboretum (Lebanon)
Lost River Caverns (Hellertown)
Part 3
Northlandz (Flemington)
Black River RR (Flemington)
Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown)
Howell Farm (Lambertville)
Audubon Center (Audubon)
Part 4
DaVinci Science Center (Allentown)
The Stoogeum (Ambler)
Washington Mem. Chapel (Valley Forge)
NJ State Museum (Trenton)
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum (Horsham)
Part 5
Lights in the Parkway (Allentown)
Byers Choice Holiday (Chalfont)
Holiday Garden Railway (Philadelphia)
Brandywine Christmas (Chadds Ford)
Downtown Bethlehem (Bethlehem)
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)
Peddlers Village (Lahaska)
Part 6
Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope)
Trenton Fire Museum (Trenton)
Moravian Museum (Nazareth)
American Treasure Tour (Oaks)
Martin Guitar Factory (Nazareth)
Part 7
Barn Nature Center (Doylestown)
Greenshire Gardens (Quakertown)
Lockwood Gorge (Lebanon Twp, NJ)
Chanticleer Garden (Wayne)
Boyertown Museum (Boyertown)
Part 8
Canal Boat Ride (Easton)
Classic Car Museum (Pottsville)
Delaware Canal (Easton to Bristol)
Mack Trucks Museum (Allentown)
Sanderson Museum (Chadds Ford)
Part 9
Sculpture Park (Jenkintown)
Bowmans Hill Tower (New Hope)
Bowmans Hill Wildflowers (New Hope)
Delaware Valley Fire Museum (New Hope)
Morris Arboretum (Philadelphia)
Part 10
Halloween
Fall Season
Ghost Tours
Cemetery Tours
Apple Picking
Part 11
Lakota Wolf Preserve (Columbia, NJ)
Mt Airy Art Garage (Philadelphia)
The Highlands (Fort Washington)
LV Heritage Museum (Allentown)
Bucks Childrens Museum (New Hope)
Part 12
Insectarium (Philadelphia)
Magic Gardens (Philadelphia)
Edgar Allan Poe House (Philadelphia)
Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia)
Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)
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