The Phantom of Fishing Creek

Logan Mills Covered Bridge, Sugar Valley One of my favorite drives in Central Pennsylvania is through the alpine valley known as Sugar Valley. The rolling hills of the valley are covered with a mixture of farmlands and woodlands which remind me of a much simpler time. One of my favorite stops in the valley is … Continue reading The Phantom of Fishing Creek

Along the Way: Logan Mills Covered Bridge

Hidden among the rolling hills of Sugar Valley is one of the prettiest covered bridges in Pennsylvania. Of course, Logan Mills Covered Bridge holds a special place for me because it was one of the first covered bridges I can remember visiting as a child. Growing up, my parents often visited the Sugar Valley region … Continue reading Along the Way: Logan Mills Covered Bridge

The Ghost of White Deer Pike

White Deer Creek Haunted highways. Every state has them and Pennsylvania is no different. From phantom hitchhikers to spectral vehicles to gravity hills, there are many miles of highway that are supposedly haunted. White Deer Pike – also known as State Route 1010 and the Sugar Valley Narrows Road – is supposedly one of those … Continue reading The Ghost of White Deer Pike

Legend of the Sulphur Spring

Please note: This story was first recorded by Henry Shoemaker, so take it as you will. Though this story may have very well originated from his mind, it has become a part of regional lore. Also, the Indian names he uses are italicized in the story. Henry Shoemaker had a story for almost every place … Continue reading Legend of the Sulphur Spring