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With over 600 new books published each year, Globe Pequot Press (GPP) is the largest publisher of regional travel in the United States. Their imprints include the Footprint Guides, The Lyons Press, FalconGuides®, and the Insiders’ Guides®.

GPP has partnered with Trekaroo to provide their Fun with the Family™ series to parents through the Web for the first time. The Fun with the Family series is an opinionated, personal, easy-to-use set of state guides. Each book is packed with hundreds of great ideas for keeping kids age’s two to twelve entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend. From historical attractions and children’s museums to wildlife habitats, festivals, and parks, each guide includes hundreds of fun—and many free—things families can see or do. Each book also provides comprehensive listings of family-friendly places to stay. Now through Trekaroo, parents can get all this great information for free online.

"Bound to lead you and your kids to fun-filled days . . .
that help compose the memories of childhood."
—Family Travel Times

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About Me & My Family

Christine H. O’Toole is an award-winning feature and travel writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work appears in the Washington Post, New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA Today, and online. She is the author of Pennsylvania: Off the Beaten Path (Globe Pequot Press 2006). A native of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, she’s also lived in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
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September 14 2009
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Point State Park | kids travel, kids activities
Point State Park
Tip of Golden Triangle,
"Point State Park"
Point State Park is the traditional heart of Pittsburgh. It was the site of the original Fort Pitt, which succeeded Fort Duquesne in 1758. Under renovation until the end of 2007, the park has a paved promenade to the 100-foot, geyser-like fountain where you can enjoy the view of the confluence. Old-fashioned sternwheelers, Jet Skis, and kayaks zip around the point in warm weather, and the park is a popular site for outdoor concerts. The planned improvements include performance space and outdoor cafes. You can even go fishing (there are fifty varieties of fish in the newly clean rivers).
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September 09 2009
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Cave Exploration - Nittany Grotto | kids travel, kids activities
Cave Exploration - Nittany Grotto
PO Box 676,
State College,
Pennsylvania 16804
"Cave Exploration"
Woodward Cave and Penn’s Cave may get most of the attention, but central Pennsylvania actually has hundreds of fascinating caves and caverns. If you’re interested in doing some cave exploring that’s a bit off the beaten path, contact the Nittany Grotto, headquartered in State College. This group of enthusiastic cave explorers encourages safe and responsible cave exploring. Its members are pleased to arrange Beginner Trips. In order to take advantage of this service, families may be asked to join the group at a cost of $10 a year.
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September 09 2009
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Mifflin County Trout Hatchery | kids travel, kids activities
Mifflin County Trout Hatchery
Route 655 ,
Pennsylvania 17004
"Trout Hatchery"
While you’re in the area, check out the Mifflin County Trout Hatchery, where children can fish for trout and pay only for what they catch. Fishing poles and bait are provided.

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September 02 2009
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 Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Areas | kids travel, kids activities
Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Areas
1 South Lake Drive,
Lake Harmony,
Pennsylvania 18624
"Jack Frost and Big Boulder"
Big Boulder and its neighbor, Jack Frost, offer a great vacation deal for families. Families can try skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowtubing, snowboarding, motorsports, and paintball and stay in a vacation home on the property. Even better, kids under five stay free. Both resorts also offer babysitting, ski lessons in winter, music festivals in summer, and nightlife all year long. Jack Frost has TRAXX, a 15-mile course through the woods with divisions for motocross, ATV, and BMX bikes. This course is available for people ten and up. Bring your own equipment, but you can rent bicycles only. Also at Jack Frost is night-time snowtubing on Saturday nights.
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September 01 2009
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Eckley Miners' Village | kids travel, kids activities
Eckley Miners' Village
2 Eckley Main Street ,
Pennsylvania 18255
"Eckley Miners' Village"
Eckley Miners’ Village offers the chance to visit an authentic nineteenth-century “patch” town. The town was originally built in 1854 by the mining firm of Sharpe, Leisenring and Co. for its workers, mostly new immigrants
to the United States. The town, which was restored in the late 1960s for the filming of the movie The Molly Maguires,is now a historic site, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Throughout the summer season the village holds various special events, including Patch Town Days, a Living History Weekend, and Family Sunday, which features a community picnic typical of the 1800s.