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Wellsboro, PA & Dark Skies

Wellsboro, PA & Dark Skies

Embark on a celestial adventure in Wellsboro, PA, where the Dark Skies tour invites you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the night sky. Escape the city lights and marvel at the stars twinkling overhead, creating a magical and unforgettable experience.

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Wellsboro, PA & Dark Skies

Trip Duration: 3 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Trip Highlights:


Dark Skies

Join us at Cherry Springs State Park to take in the splendor of a certified International Dark Sky Park. Let experienced park staff guide you on an awe-inspiring tour of the night sky. Take in the beauty of the night sky as you walk out over a gently graded, gravel path to an open, level observation field. We will take you on a laser-guided tour of the constellations, followed by a tailored telescope tour of the night sky. Participants in this program will be guaranteed telescope time without long waits. Objects which may be viewed include planets, nebulae, stars, galaxies, and more! You may bring chairs/blankets to sit on (benches available.


Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum preserves and interprets the colorful heritage of the Commonwealth's prosperous lumber era when white pine and hemlock were the wealth of the nation. Take a tour of the grounds where a 1912 Shay-geared logging locomotive, Barnhart Log Loader, Brookville locomotive and restored CCC Cabin are on display. Experience the rugged lifestyle of the woodhicks in the re-created logging camp.


Patterson Maple Farms

Tour of the Sugarhouse operation and equipment. Learn the history of making maple syrup from the Indians to present day. There will be a sit down lunch following the tour to taste the maple syrup!


Leonard Harrison State Park

On the east rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park. Leonard Harrison State Park honors Leonard Harrison (1850-1929) of Wellsboro. Mr. Harrison was a civic-minded businessman and banker who contributed his time, energy, and finances to the betterment of his home community. Leonard Harrison State Park originally consisted of 121 acres and was called "The Lookout."


Little League Museum

The World of Little League Museum is to inform and educate people about the history, service, goals, and initiatives of Little League Baseball and Softball. They have done this by obtaining artifacts and archival materials from the world's largest organized youth sports program, and carefully presenting them in a way that is both informative and entertaining. Hundreds of these artifacts on display are organized for research and educational purposes, and are used in exhibits to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Thousands more are curated in the archives of the museum. The Little League Baseball Museum originally opened in 1982. Each year since then, it has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors.



Meal Information:


Dinner on Day 1 is at Penn Wells Hotel. Choices are:

  • Oven Roasted Turkey -roasted turkey served with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, and cranberry sauce

  • Pasta Pomodoro -fresh tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and fresh mozzarella, tossed with marinara and served over pasta with a balsamic glaze drizzle

  • Haddock - broiled haddock served with a white wine butter sauce, wild rice medley, and sauteed green beans

  • Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten free options available upon request


Lunch on Day 2 is at Patterson Maple Farm. Lunch includes:

Pancakes served with Patterson maple syrup, ham cooked in maple syrup, maple sausage, apple wedges with maple cream, and maple sugar. Lunch also includes coffee, tea, juice, or water.


Lunch on Day 3 will be a boxed lunch at the Little League Museum. Choices are:

  • Ham and swiss sandwich

  • Roast beef and provolone sandwich

  • Turkey and provolone sandwich

  • Egg salad sandwich

  • Tuna salad sandwich  

Includes a side of potato salad, chips, cookie, and water.



Need to Know:

Penn Wells Lodge has 2 floors and no elevator. Please request 1st floor room if you have walking difficulties


Dark Skies Program - guests will need to walk 1/8 of a mile down a dimmly lit gravel path. The outlooks and restrooms at Leonard Harrison State Park are not wheelchair accessible. You may bring blankets to sit on (benches available).


Cherry Spring State Park (where the Dark Skies are viewed) has 2 well-maintained vault (pit) toilets. No flush toilets available. Both vault toilets are ADA accessible and close to the parking lot. Passengers will walk 1/8 mile on a gravel path that has dim red light lightening. Red light flashlights will be provided for each guest. Those will be the only flashlights permitted.




Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.



Day 1:

Travel to Williamsport, PA
Free time and lunch on own in Williamsport
Travel to Wellsboro, PA
Free time on own in Downtown Wellsboro
Check in for two overnights at Penn Wells Lodge
Dinner included at the Historic Penn Wells Hotel
Travel to Coudersport, PA
View Dark Skies at Cherry Springs State Park
Travel back to hotel

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Travel to Ulysses, PA
Visit the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Travel to Westfield, PA
Lunch included and Maple Farm experience at Patterson Maple Farm
Travel to Wellsboro, PA
Remainder of afternoon and evening on own in Downtown Wellsboro, PA

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Leonard Harrison State Park
PA Grand Canyon Overlook at Leonard Harrison State Park
Travel to Williamsport, PA
Visit Little League Museum
Boxed lunch included
Travel Home

Subject to Change

Itinerary subject to change

Penn Wells Lodge, Wellsboro, PA

The Penn Wells Lodge is located in the heart of PA Grand Canyon country. The Lodge features a fitness room and indoor pool.


The Mary Wells Dining Room (located 1 1/2 blocks from the lodge at the Penn Wells Hotel) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guestrooms include hairdryer. Iron/board on request. The Lodge has 2 floors and no elevator. Please request 1st floor room if guest has walking difficulties.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN/HUB) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN/HUB)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (SHUTTLE) APA Hotel Woodbridge (SHUTTLE)
120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (SHUTTLE) Phila (NE) KleinLife (SHUTTLE)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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