Pennsylvania

Destination Running Races Combine Fitness and Travel

My personal motivation to exercise stems mainly from the promise of traveling to a new location. Each year I pick a destination and find a race I can run. While finishing a half marathon feels euphoric, enjoying that race in a beautiful setting, a fun destination, or with the promise of a really excellent bonus at the finish line, makes it all the more worthwhile.

Disney wine & dine half marathon

30 Seconds With the Flagman

While waiting on the platform at the Strasburg Railroad, I noticed a man running alongside the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly – Strasburg’s 23-minute miniature steam train ride. He was dressed in traditional railroad garb – oiled-up jeans and a blue button-down shirt – and carried a red flag. I watched him, running along with the train, back and forth, again and again. I had to get the scoop.

Railroads and Model Trains in Strasburg, PA

Attention train enthusiasts! Lancaster County’s Strasburg Railroad and Choo Choo Barn are a must-see in Amish country. The Strasburg Railroad is a relaxing way to see the countryside and learn about the railroad. The Choo Choo Barn is a spectacular 1,700 square foot hand-crafted model train layout. Makes a great day trip or stop on your summer road trip.

Choo Choo Barn

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline

The Duquesne Incline is a cable car that transports you to the top of Mount Washington. Restored in 1963, the Incline features original hoisting gear and cable cars that date back to the late 1800’s. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to spend a couple hours in Pittsburgh.

The Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh is an inexpensive, fun way to spend a couple hours!

Defy Gravity at Gravity Hill

Gravity Hill is a quirky pit stop for any road trip across southern Pennsylvania. Here, your car will appear to roll UP a hill! Great addition to any Pittsburgh or Hershey road trip.

Gravity Hill Road sign