Escapes: Details, Cherry Springs State Park

June 8, 2012
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GETTING THERE

Cherry Springs State Park is about 270 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to Frederick, then U.S. Route 15 north. In Williamsport, Pa., take U.S. Route 220 south for 15 miles, then Pa. Route 44 north for about 50 miles.

WHERE TO STAY

Sweden Valley Cabins

1307 E. Second St.

Coudersport, Pa.

814-274-8770

swedenvalleycabins.com

Clean, basic rooms and cabins about 12 miles north of the park. Rates from $45. Pets welcome.

WHERE TO EAT

Maple Tree Restaurant

127 N. Main St.

Coudersport

814-274-0704

Cooks up straightforward diner-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Meals start at $4.50.

Olga Gallery, Cafe and Bistro

4 E. Second St.

Coudersport

814-260-9966

eggdecorator.com

The bar here has a surprisingly large selection of beers. Entrees $10-$30.

WHAT TO DO

Cherry Springs State Park

4639 Cherry Springs Rd.

Coudersport

814-435-5010

www.dcnr.state.pa.us

The spot for stargazing. The park is open year-round and offers free public astronomy programs on summer evenings.

Cherry Springs Star Party with the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, June 14-16 (cherrysprings.org). Individuals $40; families $55; students $30.

Black Forest Star Party with the Central Pennsylvania Observers, Sept. 14-16 (cpoclub.org). Adults $30; younger than 18 free.

Crystal Spheres

814-848-5037

crystalspheres@gmail.com

Stash Nawrocki offers private stargazing tours. Adults $20; ages 8-17 $10; younger than 8 free. Group rates available.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

5660 US Rte. 6 West

Galeton, Pa.

814-435-2652

lumbermuseum.org

A 20-minute drive from Cherry Springs. Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $6; seniors $5; children $3.

INFORMATION

www.dcnr.state.pa.us

J.S.

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