AROUND & ABOUT
Whether you're on a cycling tour, driving a vintage auto on a Lincoln Highway adventure, or enjoying a fun-filled family vacation, you won't run out of things to do with the Lincoln Motor Court as your home base.
* Covered bridges * Bison farm * Pied Piper gift shop * 1806 church * Historic Bedford
* The Coffee Pot * Bedford Village * Fort Bedford * Dunkles Gulf vintage service station
* Shawnee State Park with kayaking, canoes, paddle boats, trails, fishing, swiming, picnicking & more
Need a suggestion? Ask an Altizer!
SHAWNEE STATE PARK
Shawnee State Park is 3,983 acres of Pennsylvania’s scenic Ridge and Valley Province. Ten miles west of the historic town of Bedford along US 30, Shawnee has modern recreational facilities that blend into the natural environment. A focal point of the park is the 451-acre Shawnee Lake.
Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and cycling, hunting, sledding, ice fishing, skating and more!
Find out more about the park's schedule and facilities at their website. Click here.
THE COFFEE POT
The iconic Coffee Pot is as much a Lincoln Highway landmark as the Lincoln Motor Court! Built in 1927 as a lunch stand, the building is one of only five coffee pot-shaped buildings left in the United States. It was saved due to the efforts of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. Roadside America rates it as "Worth a Detour."
Find out more about the building's history by clicking here.
Head to Bedford for shopping, art, dining and more. It's a 250 year old town that is thriving in the 21st century.
LINCOLN HIGHWAY HERITAGE CORRIDOR
"The Lincoln Highway, our nation's first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile." The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor website is chockablock with fascinating tales about the history of the Lincoln Highway, the golden age of automobile travel, the rise of roadside kitsch and more! Consult their recommended travel itinerary to find original Lincoln Highway history in and around Bedford. (And, remember that if you stay at the Lincoln Motor Court, you're a part of that history!)
Click here for the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor website.