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Summer is here – and travel is back.
You may not have time for a week-long Disney World vacation, but there are plenty of fun places a family can travel to on one tank of fuel.
We’ve picked four destinations that will get you out of town but not too far.
Head north to see the majestic Niagara Falls in New York. Experience the Cave of the Winds, where you take an elevator down into the depths of the Niagara Gorge, then over several boardwalks and onto the hurricane deck. Here, just 20 feet from the Bridal Veil Falls section, you can experience Niagara Falls in all their might.
At night, the waterfalls are illuminated from all sides to make this wonderful natural site even more camera-friendly.
There are also plenty of parks, restaurants, and tourist attractions that make this trip a fun experience.
Ohio Amish Country
Drive 200 km west of Pittsburgh to find quiet, scenic Holmes County, the center of Ohio’s Amish Country.
Meet Mennonites and Amish with their own distinctive cultures and learn about their customs at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. Then, indulge in a treat from Miller’s Bakery, where delicious cakes, candies, pastries, and more are made. Discover plenty of shopping opportunities, including beautiful wooden furniture, cheese factories, wineries, and antiques.
Holmes County also offers many outdoor activities such as a bike path, camping, hiking, and even Ohio’s fastest and longest zip line. If you’re not the camping type, the area offers a wide variety of inns and B & Bs. For an authentic Amish souvenir, visit the Helping Hands Quilt Shop.
Johnstown Flood Museum
Head east towards Cambria County to learn about the Johnstown Flood.
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam broke and flooded the area. The water flowed 14 miles and practically destroyed the entire city of Johnstown. With over 2,200 deaths, it was among the worst disasters in American history.
The Johnstown Flood Memorial is located at the source of the flood in South Fork. This was the location of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, which featured members such as Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie. Then head to the Johnstown Flood Museum in Johnstown, where you can see historical artifacts that somehow made it out of the flood.
Ohiopyle State Park
Only 70 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh is Ohiopyle State Park. It is a place of great natural beauty and is home to natural water slides and picturesque waterfalls.
Also nearby is Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a unique architectural masterpiece known around the world. Once a weekend home for the family of Edgar Kaufmann, a department store owner, Fallingwater is a living museum with daily tours where visitors can learn about its special history. Fallingwater is operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and has extensive hiking trails, plus a coffee shop and a fascinating gift shop.
But before you go …
Always do a vehicle maintenance check before leaving home.
It is especially important that your car’s tires are filled with the correct amount of air and are in good condition with a lot of tread.
Lenny Guy, Manager of Essey Tire in Belle Vernon, says: “If your pre-ride inspection shows you need new tires, Essey Tire on Route 51 in Belle Vernon has all sizes in stock and can be fitted the same day . If you’d prefer to have your tires professionally checked for safety, we’ll be happy to do it for you free of charge. “
Essey Tire experts can help you choose the right tires for your vehicle. Essey Tire is passionate about providing a better tire buying experience for all of its customers. They offer a variety of tire services as well as easy financing.
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