(WBNG Binghamton) Action News is taking you on a trip this summer showing you some fun things to do not far from home. This week features the Valley.
When you're On the Road in the Valley, you never quite know what you're going to see. Some times it's a helicopter over Sheshequin Township and other times its bald eagles the locals come here to watch.
Bradford, Tioga, and Chemung Counties all meet here along with the Chemung and Susquehanna Rivers.
At the heart of the confluence is the Borough of Sayre, a quaint town with rich history.
You can immerse yourself in it at the Bri Marie Inn and Restaurant.
"We restored as much as we could restore, grandfathering in a lot of the old character of the building that allowed us to still let it keep its Victorian taste, said Brianne Morales, Bri Marie Inn.
It is the crown jewel of Sayre with an eclectic but hearty menu. "We said let's do something different. Let's do steak, let's do seafood," said Morales.
Any vacation should include some kind of pampering. Rock Your Style is a hair salon on Desmond Street that provides many services for the women that includes manicures, pedicures, and tanning too.
Just across the state line is the Farmland Animal Park in Chemung. There are so many animals here you and the family can enjoy viewing, even by wagon ride.
Nearby in Waverly is a kind of museum you can't find anywhere else. The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center has artifacts and exhibits you can see, and touch, going back thousands of years.
"We have someone here that is knowledgeable about this stuff and will open those cases and have the kids and adults touch those things," said Deb Twigg, Executive Director.
You can also see at a replica of a mammoth that was excavated on Spring Lake out of Wysox. Can you imagine seeing that on Route 6?Some of the people who work at the SRAC worked on that excavation.
There are also classes, a gift shop, and different events the SRAC coordinates.
"You're going to hopefully be touched by the idea that someone a thousand years ago was actually using that tomahawk or using this tool," said Twigg.
You can't get away from the history in the Valley. It's an area that was built on the backs of railroad men on the Lehigh Valley line.
The Original Italian Grille has some good pizza in a pleasant ambiance.
"The building was built in 1905 as the freight station here in Sayre," said Aaron Amspacker, Original Italian Grille. "The industry of this area came through here. Being able to sit and enjoy that atmosphere is something that you can't get anywhere else."
At Lisa's Little Philly on Keystone Ave. you can enjoy a mouth-watering cheesesteak better than anything you could get in Philadelphia."
"People come from all around the area to try our cheesesteaks and our hoagies. It's a big hit down here in the Valley," said Gary Brennan, Lisa's Little Philly.
What's the secret? "It's the rolls and the steak. It's just the way we cook 'em," said Brennan.
It's just the way of the people in the Valley to serve up some of the best hospitality in the most unique places you'll see On the Road in the Twin Tiers.