You might think of January as the “off-season” for many places, but not here at the Inn at Turkey Hill in Bloomsburg, PA! There is always something to do in our neck of the woods no matter the weather or time of year. So start dreaming of 2021 and make plans to try snow tubing, winter hiking, ice fishing, or simply to just stay cozy at the inn! Here are some ideas to spark your imagination!
- Winter Waterfalls—Waterfalls are gorgeous year-round, but they take on a different sense of beauty in the winter. Experienced ice climbers and ice hikers will love the opportunity to hike to Ganoga Falls at Rickets Glen State Park. This beautiful natural wonder is only 25 minutes from the inn. Please note that the state park requires all hikers and climbers to check-in and out with the park office during the winter months. (570-477-5675)
- Get a Hot Drink and Drive to See Covered Bridges—If going out in the cold isn’t your idea of fun, why not go for a cozy drive through the Pennsylvania countryside? Columbia-Montour counties are known for their covered bridges, and we think you’ll love how they look against the gorgeous winter backdrop. Get your favorite warm beverage and go on a hunt to find your favorite bridge!
- Ice Fishing—Lake Chillisquaque at the Montour Preserve is just 25 minutes from the inn and is full of naturally reproducing yellow perch, northern pike, walleye, as well as many other species. The Montour Preserve also offers cross country skiing, hiking, birding, and photography opportunities—just to name a few!
- Skiing—Avoid the crowds at ski resorts by staying with us at the Inn at Turkey Hill. We’re just a short drive from Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Camelback, and Sno Mountain. So when you’re cold and tired from an adventurous day on the slopes, you can return to your warm, cozy room and enjoy on-site dining at the Turkey Hill Brewing Company.
- Visit one of Pennsylvania’s Abandoned Places—A 40-minute drive from the inn will bring you to Celestia, the abandoned site of an 1850’s settlement led by Peter Armstrong. Driven by a desire to be ready for the end times, Armstrong created a community of like-minded followers who sought to create a new city where people could commune with the divine and enter into the afterlife without experiencing death. A second abandoned place near the inn is the Bunkers of Alvira. During WWII, the U.S. government seized the village of Alvira in order to create the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works. Today you can still see bunkers that housed munitions during this tumultuous time in American history.
We love sharing local attractions with our guests and showcasing all the wonderful experiences you can have near our inn in Bloomsburg, PA. Start making plans for a wonderful wintery getaway that leaves you feeling warm and bright! Book today!