Thursday, October 30, 2014

Raptor Migrations on Raccoon Ridge

Hey all you birders! Now is a great time to get away from all the hustle and bustle and come visit us here at The RoseMary Inn. Raccoon Ridge is only a few minutes away from us and it's the perfect time of year for the serious birder as well as just the nature lover. Our friend Brian Hardiman has taken several great photos of some wildlife you will possibly encounter on the ridge, including a Snow Bunting, Northern Harrier, a bobcat, and even a Porcupine - just to name a few. The closest access point to Raccoon Ridge is Camp Mohican Outdoor Center. So come see us soon and check out the sights. The leaves alone this picturesque time of year make it worth the trip.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pocono Mountain Adventure

Hey everybody, come check out the Camelback mountain roller coaster, twin Zip-flyer, and TreeTops ropes course in the Pocono mountains.  Just a few miles away from us here at the RoseMary Inn, the 4,500 ft. long mountain coaster is great fun for all.  It is a scenic track that takes you through the tree-lined hillside, or if you prefer to climb through the forest instead, the TreeTops ropes and obstacle course will get you through in a slightly more physical way.  Also they have a 4,000 ft. long twin zip-line that takes you on an aerial tour down the summit of Camelback mountain.  Come have some fun and spend some time in the Poconos!  The zip-flyer and ropes course are open from April through November, and the mountain coaster is open all year round!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Merrill Creek Reservoir for Birding and More

Hey bird-lovers!  It's time to head out for a raptor count.  It's the perfect season to pack up and explore the wilderness.  Just minutes down the road from us here at The RoseMary Inn, Merrill Creek Reservoir is a must see for any birder or nature enthusiast.  Located in the midst of over 2,000 acres of fields and woodlands, "Scott's Mountain" is the perfect place to hawk-watch.  And with plenty of bird-blinds to view from,  you might even be able to catch a bald eagle!  An abundance of scenic hiking trails is also available.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Shawnee Mounain PRCA Rodeo

It's about that time again for the annual PRCA Rodeo at Shawnee Mountain. Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will be holding a bona fide rodeo right here in our backyard. Just minutes away, The Rosemary Inn is the perfect place to relax after a long day of bronc-riding and barrel racing. Don't miss the chili cook-off either. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

Shawnee Mountain PRCA Rodeo. Pocono Mountain Rodeo.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pennsylvania Triathlon

Hey everybody, ready to sign up for  the 2014 fall triathlon? Revolution 3 is hosting a triathlon this Sunday September 14, 2014 that runs from Bushkill Falls to the Delaware Water Gap. Registration is still open, or just come to watch and show your support. It kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with a swim in Tamiment Lake, followed by a bike ride from Bushkill Falls all the way to Shawnee Inn. From there the running leg will begin and continue through the Delaware Water Gap. Come visit us at The RoseMary Inn when you're done, and relax lavishly amidst the peace and serenity of nature. We are just across the Delaware River, only about 5 minutes away. Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Birding Guide for Lehigh Valley and Vicinity

Hey all you birders! We at The RoseMary Inn are happy to announce the newest addition to our library, Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity. First published in 2002, this guidebook is a 192-page overview of birds that live in or have visited the region. Peter Saenger, its lead author and primary designer, serves as curator for Muhlenberg College's Acopian Center for Ornithology, a museum that features over 3,000 taxidermy specimens of birds from around the globe. Saenger is also the president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society so he definitely knows his birds. We are only minutes away from the Lehigh area so come check out a red-tailed hawk or a ruby-throated hummingbird, maybe even an Iceland gull if you're lucky and enjoy a pleasant night's stay away from home.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jazz Festival at Delaware Water Gap

Got jazz? We do!...The annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) will be having its yearly outing in September. Located in scenic Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, Friday the 5th kicks off the festival and it wraps up on Sunday the 7th. It's only about five minutes away from us here at The RoseMary Inn, just across the Delaware River. So come out and enjoy some great live music and relax with us in comfort after the show. Hope to see you then!