Welcome to the Susquehanna River Valley!
Wrapped in the relative seclusion of nearby fields and farmland, Shade Mountain Winery also enjoys proximity to an abundance of area attractions. Sample our wines, tour our store and vineyard, then nestle into a nearby B&B for a weekend exploration of our valley's culture and heritage. From buggies and bicycling to candles and corn mazes, each of our neighbors welcomes you to another way to savor the Susquehanna!
For even more information on recreation, lodging, and valley heritage, visit the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau website at www.visitcentralpa.org and the Central Pennsylvania Visitors Bureau website at www.centralpacvb.org.
WHERE TO STAY
Buckwheat Valley Guesthouse ( www.buckwheatvalley.com )
Embraced by invigorating valley views, guests enjoy rural repose on the eight-acre estate of the Buckwheat Valley Guesthouse.
The Vicksburg Inn ( www.vicksburginn.com )
Laced in gingerbread trim and perched in the shade of century-old horse chestnut trees, The Vicksburg Inn offers a front-porch view of small-town living.
Cooper Beech Manor Bed & Breakfast ( www.copperbeechmanor.com )
A visit to central Pennsylvania would not be complete without a stay at The Copper Beech Manor Bed & Breakfast in historic Lewisburg. Set in the heart of pastoral Susquehanna Valley, this romantic and relaxing Pennsylvania getaway truly offers an abundance of life's quiet pleasures.
Country Cupboard Lodging ( www.countrycupboardinc.com/Lodging/lodging.html )
Country Cupboard offers lodging through The Best Western Plus and Country Inn and Suites. They are both very nice and convienent lodging options which also offer the close proximity of the shops at Country Cupboard!
WHAT TO DO
Penns Creek Pottery
Housed in a restored gristmill on the creek's gentle slope, Penns Creek Pottery serves as workshop and showroom to master potter Bill Lynch. (Website coming soon. Call 570- 837-3809 for more information.)
Mifflinburg Buggy Museum ( www.buggymuseum.org )
Former home and workshop of coachmaker William A. Heiss, the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum pays homage to the historic craft of carriage building.
T&D's Cats of the World(www.tdscats.com)
Truly the "cat's meow," T&D's Cats of the World offers refuge to exotic felines rescued from mistreatment and abandonment.
The Stone House
Inspired by the elegance born of simplicity, Stone House owner Steve Malaney delves into the craft of Early American lighting. (Call 800-923-2260 for more details)
Pouring thirty years of tradition into its craft, Colonial Candlecrafters keeps the candle burning with an ample array of handmade pillar, wedding, and Country Jar candles.
Offering a multitude of shopping options, including fresh, baked goods, elaborate pottery, locally made jams & chutneys, gardening tools, crafts, apparel and fresh flowers. It's the perfect place to find the perfect thing you never knew you needed!
Ard's Farm Market(www.ardsmarket.com)
Proud purveyor of locally produced milk, eggs, and produce, Ard's welcome visitors to a taste of the valley and to its annual corn maze.
R.B. Winter State Park(www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/rbwinter.aspx)
Traced by oak forests and steep mountain ridges, this 695-acre park is the perfect place to hoist a pack or raise a rod.
Red Bank Farm
Home to local artist and former art teacher Jim Dippery, Red Bank Farm is a gallery and gift shop showcasing hand-decorated gift items and Jim's original artwork. (Call 570-837- 6331 for hours and for more information.)
Snyder County Historical Society(http://www.snydercounty.org/Depts/Historical_Society/Pages/HistoricalSociety.aspx)
The Historical Society is located on Market Street in Middleburg and has an extensive library and museum preserving our history and culture. It's a great way to spend an afternoon!
Pennsylvania Winery Association(www.pennsylvaniawine.com)
Representing over 70 wineries on 14,000 acres of grapes, the PWA offers ample information on PA wine trails, facts, and festivals.
Pennsylvania Association of Winegrowers
Founded in 1974, the PAW serves as ardent promoter and safe-guardian of Pennsylvania viticulture.
Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail(www.pawinetrail.com)
When raising a glass is exercise enough, jump on the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail! Nestled in the valley's nurturing embrace, trail members Shade Mountain, Mt. Nittany, Hunters Valley, Brookmere, and Benigna's Creek wineries welcome visitors to family- owned, family-operated establishments dedicated to the production of premium wines and to the support of local agriculture. On-site vineyards burgeon with a variety of grapes, resulting in a wide array of varietals and making each bottle truly a unique way to savor a visit to the Susquehanna.
(For more information, call Shade Mountain Winery at 570-837-3644.)
Web site for the Wine Enthusiast. A source of information about wine and wine-related products.
Another site with outstanding Pennsylvania Wine Information is www.pennsylvaniawine.com.