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Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering a unique balance of rural and metropolitan living. Recreational, educational and cultural activities abound in our region.

Watch as Geisinger physicians show you the ins and outs of life in our region of Pennsylvania.

Activities and attractions within Geisinger's area include

  • Knoebels Amusement Resort: Popular family run amusement park that attracts visitors from all over the northeast and has one of the top 10 roller coasters in the country. Knoebels is located in Elysburg and has free parking and free admission
  • Danville Area Community Center: Indoor swimming, recreation and family events
  • The Bloomsburg Fair: Fifth largest fair in the U.S.
  • Rickett's Glenn State Park: One of PA's best state parks that includes a loop trail with 40 waterfalls up to 86' high. Lake Gene provides for boating and swimming
  • Wineries and microbreweries in many towns
  • Montage Mountain: Skiing and summer outdoor concerts
  • Danville Iron Heritage Festival: July
  • Montour Preserve: Local wildlife preserve with educational activities, lake activities and hiking
  • Lehigh Valley Gorge: Kayaking, white water rafting and rails-to trails bicycle riding
  • Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania: 63 mile of rails-to-trails, West Rim Trail, canoeing Pine Creek
  • Rock climbing at Shickshinny
  • Pocono Mountains: National resort area with many ski resorts, outlet stores and summer activities
  • Bryce Jordan Center: Major artist concerts in State College
  • Crystal Lake Ski Area and World's End State Park: Cross country skiing
  • Covered Bridge Festival: Held at Knoebels Amusement park in October
  • Nationally renowned fly fishing in Fishing Creek, Benton, PA
  • Cabellas Outdoor store: The largest in PA. Located in Hamburg
  • King of Prussia Mall: Largest mall east of the Mississippi. Located near Philadelphia
  • Steamtown National Historic Site, in downtown Scranton
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble: a resident professional ensemble group

Cultural events at local universities

Residents also enjoy day or weekend trips to many nearby cities and destinations

  • Philadelphia: 2 ½ hours
  • New York City: 3 hours
  • Finger Lakes wine trails: 2 ½ hours
  • Baltimore: 3 hours
  • Adirondacks: 4 hours
  • Washington, D.C.: 4 hours
  • Pittsburgh: 4 hours

For more information on local and regional entertainment and other useful resources, visit the area's visitors bureau websites below.

Central (Danville) Region

Western (State College) Region

Northeastern (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) Region

The central and northeastern Pennsylvania region offers

  • Mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing and boating
  • Several large and small colleges and universities
  • Minor league and amateur sporting events
  • Orchestral and choral music, drama and other cultural events
  • Concerts and arena concert venues
  • Fine dining as well as cafes, coffee houses and ethnic restaurants
  • Quaint towns, local festivals, antique and boutique shopping
  • Good schools, safe neighborhoods, quiet streets
  • Affordable, upscale housing
  • Reasonable commutes to major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania welcomes you