Once deemed an eyesore, the winding, 46-mile-long Stonycreek River has undergone a transformation. Today, it abounds with natural life, such as beavers and smallmouth bass, as well as the longest stretch of continuous rapids on the East Coast. With its fleet of inflatable kayaks and tubes, Coal Tubin’ provides a variety of ways for customers to experience the area’s scenery. Knowledgeable guides lead group tours inside inflatable kayaks, whereas inner tubes leisurely float under bridges and down gentle waters lined with pine trees and perplexed coal miners who took a wrong turn. Outdoors adventures also unfold on land, where guided hikes trek to nearby vistas.
The escaped inmates’ hearts pump hard in their chests as they zig and zag through a forest, evading the grasp of a guard in hot pursuit. Scuttling up the mud-lined slope of a hill, the fugitives holler with frustration as the guard closes in on them, ripping a flag off their belts before retreating back into the trees. Though this adrenaline-filled scene could be from a blockbuster film, it’s a common sight at the many Fugitive 3 Mile Escape Runs held across the country.
Before taking off in their race heat, runners of all ages, dubbed inmates, slip into flag belts festooned with three flags. They leap, roll, crawl, and do-si-do across the course toward their freedom, seeking out the elusive finish line while avoiding the flag-grabbing hands of the race’s resident guards. Water and aid stations throughout the course ensure that inmates remain hydrated and safe, and supportive loved ones can hand nail-file-filled cakes to their favorite inmate from the spectator section. Once safely on the other side of the race, participants revel in their accomplishment at the freedom celebration, where live music, food, and drinks bolster the festive post-run atmosphere.
Grab some friends and head on over to Haven Bar for great pub grub.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Haven Bar's drink list.
Seating is readily available at Haven Bar for those with large parties.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Haven Bar also offers catering.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Haven Bar offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
The Laurel Highlands, where Huddleson Court resides, is composed of a seemingly contradictory mix of rugged terrain and creature comforts. Visitors can take advantage of the surrounding unspoiled wilderness with whitewater rafting in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. After a day of adventure, they can return to their suites at the Huddleson, where amenities include full kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. Just a short block away from the inn rests Green Gables Restaurant, winner of an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Its elegant decor, including antiques and statuary, perfectly complements the fine-dining entrees, which change to feature seasonal ingredients.
Load up on toppings or opt for a simple slice of cheese at The Taverne Sports Grille, Somerset's classic pizza venue.
Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here.
Gather up your group of friends and head to The Taverne Sports Grille, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from The Taverne Sports Grille to create the perfect night.
The Taverne Sports Grille provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Your tab at The Taverne Sports Grille will usually run to about $30 per guest.
On the verdant green of Sandyvale Memorial Gardens, the Sandyvale Wine Festival celebrates nature's bounty with the fruits of local wineries. Attendees savor sips from tasting glasses as they wander the stalls, perhaps even inspired to purchase bottles and cases for their own cellars. Caterers dispense palate-cleansing bites and artisan cheese. Wandering magicians, musicians, and palm readers keep the evening alive with wonder, while tethered hot air balloons allow riders to aerate their chardonnays with ozone. From two stages, a lineup of live bands aurally indulges its audience.