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26 Updyke Road,

Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania


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Sweet Valley Cottages
P.O. Box 255
Sweet Valley, PA 18656








   Day Trips  
That can be made while staying at Sweet Valley Cottages.


"Knoebels Gove Amusement Park, is one of my all time favorites, kind of like stepping back into happier days. With free admission, great food, lots of rides, shops and displays, all creek side in a tree shaded grove, it's easy to see how it's been named "America's Favorite Family Amusement Park." Only a 90 minute ride from Sweet Valley Cottages makes it a wonderful day trip. "

Knoebels Grove Amusement Park

Every time you visit Knoebels, you"ll have the time of your life. We've been specializing in award-winning family fun for 75 years. This year has been yet another great one of awards for us . Best Coasters, Best Food...you're sure to have a good time with us. With 50 rides and countless restaurants, games, and gift shops, Knoebels makes sure the fun never stops, day or night. Knoebels has 2 world-class wooden roller-coasters - the Phoenix and the Twister, sure to give you all the action you can handle!
.              www.knoebels.com

The Crossings Factory Stores

The Crossings Factory Stores is one of America's top Factory Store Centers according to some of the top magazines in the retail industry. We are also one of the most beautiful shopping experiences you will ever have.
Located in a picturesque setting, The Crossings is surrounded by the beauty of the Pocono Mountains. Our four season landscaping puts on a year-round floral show and parking is always free.

   The Crossings is right off Exit 299 (formerly exit 45) of Interstate Route 80 in Tannersville, PA.

Callie's Pretzel Factory 

See Soft & Hard Pretzels and Gourmet Flavored Popcorn made.

Cresco, PA   (570)595-2280
Located 3 miles south of Callies Candy Kitchen on route 390 and 191   http://www.calliescandy.com/

Pioneer Tunnel is a horizontal drift mine. Its level tunnel runs 1800 feet straight into the side of the Mahanoy Mountain.
Travel back through time on an old-time narrow gauge steam locomotive, the Henry Clay. Built in the 1920's, The Henry Clay takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile ride around the side of Mahanoy Mountain.
Ashland, PA    570-875-3850     http://www.pioneertunnel.com/home.shtml

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum
 Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles, is the area's first ClassicCar museum! Our museum is located in Pottsville, PA. We are open May through October!
Visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 12 noon to 5 PM. 
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!
394 S.Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901  1-888-802-6605 or 570-628-2266

"If you love hunting, fishing and the outdoors, you'll love shopping at Cabela's. Located 1 1/2 hours away from Sweet Valley Cottages.  If you've never been to Cabela's, be prepared to be blown away. Or nuts its, just stay at your cabin and fish, you can order from their catalog when you get back to work."

Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitters!




Cabela's Hamburg, Pennsylvania Retail Store
is located just off I-78. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the massive 250,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attractions, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

Cabela's             610-929-7000
100 Cabela Drive Hamburg, PA 19526

Skirmish Paintball Adventures!

Fast Paced, Exciting Skirmish Paintball Adventures!

46 Award Winning Paintball Fields on 700 acres of top-notch terrain! Plus paintball equipment and more. Perfect for weekend fun, corporate teambuilding, bachelor and birthday parties. Open Year Round, located in the Pocono Mountains of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

Skirmish USA  1-800-SKIRMISH     Route 903   HC-2, Box 2245   Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Steamtown National Historic Site

   Steamtown is located at the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad yard, including the remains of the historic roundhouse, switchyard, associated buildings, 29 steam locomotives. 78 passenger, freight, and work cars are being restored and preserved to interpret the story of early 20th century steam railroading in America. 
   Steamtown's Excursions:  Our 26-mile round-trip excursions are on the former Pocono mainline of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad between Scranton and Moscow (PA).  They are approximately 2 hours round-trip, and allow a glimpse back into the heyday of steam passenger railroading!.
   Steamtown is open seven days a week, year-round. The park and museum are open from 9am to 5pm, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Free parking is available at the site.         http://www.nps.gov/stea/

Steamtown  150 South Washington Avenue  Scranton, PA 18503   570-340-5204 or 1-888-693-9391






Stock Car Racing Experience!

IMAGINE the excitement on DRIVING or RIDING in a 600 HP Nextel Cup Stock Car on a real NASCAR 2.5 mile Super Speedway.

StockCar Racing Experience is the perfect for any race fan. We will have approximately 60 dates to choose from between April and October. All they need to do is call for reservations.

Route 115,   3miles south to the   Pocono RACEWAY 

Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park
Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods  

Claws 'N' Paws staff present a lively and entertaining show featuring mainly reptiles. You'll learn a few interesting facts about each creature and get a close-up view as keepers circulate through the audience and give you the opportunity to pet the python and alligator. (Don't worry! It's safe!)

LOCATION: Route 590, four miles East of HAMLIN,     www.clawsnpaws.com
in the beautiful POCONO MOUNTAINS of Pennsylvania  PHONE: (570) 698-6154

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

   Go Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River in the western poconos of Pennsylvania.   Hang on tight for class II and III white water through the Lehigh Gorge.   Experience the thrill of snaggletooth rapid and cookie monster.  No experience is necessary and children as young as 10 can paddle the Lehigh River.
    You will be accompanied by a professional guide who will escort your raft from his kayak.  The great thing about these trips is you get to navigate your own raft with your friends.  We have group rates as well as many different special events.
    It is easy to make reservations.  Call 1-800-876-0285 and one of our adventure specialist will be able to assist you.  Call today for some exciting whitewater action every one will be talking about.

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

   Explore 300 feet beneath the earth. Meet a miner in the winding caverns while traveling down through three different veins of hard coal. Learn about life and hard coal times in the Shifting Shanty, photo-mural exhibits, mining tools, artifacts and video presentations. Find the most extraordinary selection of souvenirs and jewelry crafted from hard coal in our distinctive Company Store Gift Shoppe.
   Discover a terrific American History Adventure for the whole family, and learn even more when you visit the adjacent Anthracite Heritage Museum.              http://www.nvds.com/coalmine.html

I-81, Exit 51 or Exit 57B, or Turnpike Exit 38   McDade Park, Scranton, PA

   Camelbeach Waterpark features a total of Twenty-two waterslides, the most in PA, from small "kids-only" slides, to multi-person raft slides such as the Sidewinder, all the way up to the Ultimate Waterslide—The Titan! It's hard to pick a favorite!
   Kids love to explore the slides, swings and fun water gadgets in Camel Cove, our family interactive play zone. Control the action with various valves and levers, then look out above—the giant bucket dumps all its water every few minutes! Camel Cove is one of two special children's areas at Camelbeach Waterpark
   Take a break and relax in the cooling waters of the Blue Nile Adventure River. This 1,000-foot-long journey will take you through waterfalls, past geysers, across bubbling waters and more along its calming route. It's an easy way to spend a hot summer day.
   Camelbeach Waterpark also features a swimming pool, bumper boats, chairlift rides, miniature golf and more! Take the day off and spend a relaxing summer day exploring everything there is to do at Camelbeach.

Camelbeach Waterpark    Exit 299 I-80   Tannersville, PA    570.629.1661

Cruise The Susquehanna River

Paddlewheel Riverboat Public Cruises run from May through October each year.

The Hiawatha docks, ticket office, refreshments and souvenir house are located in the Susquehanna State Park at Williamsport, Pennsylvania just 15miles north of the intersection of U.S. Route 15 and Interstate 80. The park offers plenty of off street parking and picnic tables overlooking the Susquehanna River. Set your GPS to 1 Hiawatha Blvd, Williamsport, Pa 17701.

Visit the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum and explore the rich traditions of the Susquehanna Valley from the time of the Susquehannock Indian Tribe to today's modern transportation systems. From the birch bark canoe to a fully restored GMC 1962 bus,
it's an interesting tour back in time.
810 Nichols Place, Williamsport,  PA  800-248-9287

The Olde Barn Centre

Antiques & Such

The Olde Barn Centre is an adventure into Pennsylvania's past and an antique shoppers delight.  It is one of the largest antiques shops in central Pennsylvania. Started in 1992, the 9000 square foot barn located just outside of Williamsport, PA contains the collections of seasoned dealers with over 200 years of experience in buying and selling antiques and collectibles.

We have a variety of antique furniture, collectibles, decorative items and “such” for every room in your home and many treasures for your personal collecting passion. Something for everyone can be found at The Olde Barn Centre from the eager collector to the interior decorator for your home.

1605 Rte 220 Hwy, Muncy, PA   570.546.7493


The Country Store in Pennsdale, PA was built in '39—that is 1839. Today, the Country Store is bright red, like the cheeks of the people who bustle in and out on a crisp wintry day to buy some of its famous Country Cured and Smoked Meats. Even though many years have passed, the Country Store's smoked meats are still cured and smoked the honest-to-goodness old-fashioned way. Specially selected hams are cured then naturally smoked to give you that succulent, delicate, gourmet flavor, unlike any other you've tasted. We believe that our government inspected products are the best available. It is the commitment to quality that has kept people coming back year after year.

607 Village Road,  Pennsdale, PA 17756    800-313-HAMS(4267)


Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes. Giant alligators, gentle tortoises, curious lizards and colorful frogs also await discovery on this zoological adventure.
18628 US Route 15   Allenwood, PA 17810    (570) 538-1869   (800) REPTILAND

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Woolrich has been synonymous with quality outdoor clothing for over 178 years. The company got its start in 1830 when John Rich, an immigrant from England, built his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. Rich would visit the lumber camps that dotted the area and sell his woolen fabric, socks, coverlets, and yarn from a mule cart.

Today the little village of Woolrich is still headquarters for the company, but the business has grown to a worldwide lifestyle company with a full range of outdoor-inspired products, from jackets and shirts to furniture and tableware. The company that provided blankets to the Union soldiers in the Civil War today keeps folks warm under its wonderful throws as they cuddle up by the fireplace. You can buy a wool jacket your great-great grandfather may have worn in the woods or a parka that's all about the latest in advanced technology.
39 Boardman Drive, Woolrich, PA 17779   570-769-7401

  Your Summer Spot....................

Where there's lots to do, or nothing at all!
Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and the purest in rest and relaxation. 

Save the fish!


  EMAIL:   grandpa@sweetvalleycottages.com