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Every once and awhile you have to live a little and go off the beaten path and hike marshland game trails.  Along Ridley Creek on the old Heilbron Estate, Pennsylvania.

Every once and awhile you have to live a little and go off the beaten path and hike marshland game trails. Along Ridley Creek on the old Heilbron Estate, Pennsylvania.

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I call this one...  "Sunset Dancers" for obvious reasons.  As you can see the trees in front of the sun give the appearance of tall thin dancers wearing skirts dancing around a fire.  Photo was taken near Kirkwood Preserve, in the village of White Horse, Pennsylvania.

I call this one… “Sunset Dancers” for obvious reasons. As you can see the trees in front of the sun give the appearance of tall thin dancers wearing skirts dancing around a fire. Photo was taken near Kirkwood Preserve, in the village of White Horse, Pennsylvania.

 

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Sunset on Springton Lake near Hildacy Farm Preserve, Pennsylvania

Sunset on Springton Lake near Hildacy  Farm Preserve, Pennsylvania

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Built in 1829 by the Quakers of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary was the first of it’s kind.  Designed to keep prisoners isolated so they they could pay “penitence” for their sins, it gave birth to the word “penitentiary”.  It was designed like a wagon wheel so that monitoring of the prisoners could be done from the center or hub where the guards were stationed.  The cell blocks sprawled outward from the central hub which housed the prisoners.  Giving the world’s prisons this design, it failed in it’s initial purpose of reforming the prisoners using isolation, but drove most of them mad.  Each having only a tiny window of light shining down from above.  Many of the tormented souls that spent their lives there and died there still remain.  Read the full story>>

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it's corridors and cell blocks
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it’s corridors and cell blocks

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Spanning the Pennsylvania / Delaware Border is a little known tract of land that is a gem among the urban sprawl of the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Just north of Wilmington, Delaware the Woodlawn Trust Wildlife Refuge is a great place to get out and go for a hike and enjoy nature at it’s best…  Read the full story>>

A hiker and horseback rider traveling together on the trails at Woodlawn Trust Wildlife Preserve

A hiker and horseback rider traveling together on the trails at Woodlawn Trust Wildlife Preserve

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Just outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the former Civil War battlegrounds there lies a valley strewn with large rocks and boulders that looks like the Devil may have designed it himself.  Long before the Battle of Gettysburg ever took place, locals have referred to this place as the Devil’s Den.  Thousands of Civil War soldiers died in the valley where the Devil’s Den is located.  However, not only is it said that many ghosts of the Civil War haunt this battle ground, but spirits from a time prior to the Civil War as well.

The Devil's Den at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA

The Devil's Den at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA



Long before the likes of Lee and Meade ever walked the Gettysburg Battlefield, a Native American battle took place here in which many warriors were killed.  Read the full story>>

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