I know it's raining out and it seems like summer will never get here. Before you know it, the kids will be out of school and looking for things to do. Gas prices are climbing closer to $3, so this summer you want to something closer to home.

A month or so ago, Tara and I checked out some haunted locations within driving distance, you can see our adventures here. Here's another fun and educational place to go...and I don't mean the boring educational kind.

It's Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park in Pa, it's about an hour and a half from Binghamton. This is where really big boulders with some rocks as big as 25 feet high hang out at. It's apparently left from the last ice age.

It's many, many football fields long with boulders as far as you can see. You can walk on the rocks from one edge to another. Recently our family went there and Tara was playing Hide n Seek with me. I apparently wasn't moving fast enough for her because I was taking pictures of the rocks.

So what does she say to me?  "Hey Old Man, man up and start walking the rocks!"  It sounds like a command for the field and for life. I made it all the way across but decided to take the easy way back through the woods. That also sounds like a life lesson.

Masquaw and Pops like to ride their motorcycle and they asked me if it's a trip they could take. The road from Hickory Run to Boulder Fields is unpaved and a couple of miles long but you could easily take a motorcycle to the location

The speed limit is 25 mph and it gives you a chance to enjoy a beautiful part of the country. When you're done with Boulder Fields, there are other sights to see including Hawk Falls.

It's easily something you could do in a day and it's close enough that you could be back again with your friends later in the summer. Go here to get your GPS directions and for a great time.

[via Hickory Run State Park/Boulder Fields]