School is almost out and summer vacation is just around the corner.  Everyone has heard his or her child complain of boredom.  Better than watching TV or staring at the computer, get out and do something!  Vacations give parents and children memories to last a lifetime. Fun family vacations are events to be remembered.  A vacation gives everyone in the family a chance to share the same experiences, to laugh together, play together and just BE together.  Not all vacations require travel, two weeks and big bucks. Local daytrips can be a vacation with imagination and forethought.  Here are a few of our favorite places to go in Benton :

Brace's Stables – They offer riding instructions, guided rides, buggy and sleigh rides, pony rides, and board horses.  Take a beautiful four mile ride to Fishing Creek and back, shaded by trees or take an exciting six mile ride to Sullivan Falls .  (570) 925-5253.

Ricketts Glen State Park - The park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties. Ricketts Glen State Park offers camping, rental cabins, boating, hunting, fishing, swimming, 26 miles of hiking trails and environmental education.;  888-727-2757.

For more information on all the events and attractions in Columbia and Montour counties, contact the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau at 1-800-847-4810 and request your free copy of our Official Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events.