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Cheap Trips: Conshohocken and More

You don't have to spend a lot on gas to get somewhere fun.

Trying to save some green?

Check out one of these four trips you can enjoy on less than a tank of gas: the Great Pocono Pumpkin Fesitval in Lehighton, the Act II Playhouse in Ambler, Main Line Billiards in Frazer and Fayette Street in Conshohocken.

Fayette Street, Conshohocken

Address: The street runs the length of the borough, but most of the nightlife is between Elm Street and 11th Avenue in Conshohocken.

How Far From Hellertown? About 42 miles (58 minutes).

Admission: Free to walk around.

Summary: While older residents might remember Conshohocken as a working-class industrial town, the borough has reinvented itself in the last 20 years as an up-and-coming restaurant destination. Diners and drinkers of all stripes can find something on Fayette Street, from sports bars like the and to more intimate dining at the and. Fayette Street also boasts a number of places to get breakfast or a cup of coffee (including  and) as well as a number of places for quick eats, Like, and. A collection of restaurants and bars located just a block off the road in either direction make Fayette Street a good spot for a night out.

Act II Playhouse

Address: 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, Pa.

How Far From Hellertown? About 34 miles (56 minutes).

Admission: Ticket prices vary.

Hours: Check the website for show times.

Summary: Act II Playhouse is a small, 130-seat playhouse in downtown Ambler that produces new, classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Four main stage and two special events are staged at Act II each season. New play development includes the staging of a world or regional premiere each season. The Mystery of Irma Vep is the current show at Act II Playhouse, running from Oct. 25 to Nov. 20.

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Main Line Billiards Club

Address: 490 Lancaster Ave., Frazer, Pa.

How Far From Hellertown? About 59 miles (1 hour, 16 mins). 

Admission:

  • $4.50 per hour before 6 p.m.
  • $6 per hour after 6 p.m.
  • Special: Monday through Thursday $15, 6 p.m. to close.
  • Special: Monday through Friday, $10, 2 to 6 p.m.

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.

Summary: Whether you’re an expert player, a casual player or just looking for a fun night out, Main Line Billiards Club is a great place to enjoy the game of pool. Main Line Billiards Club has a spacious 11-table interior and bills itself as “your friendly neighborhood pool hall.” The business, which is BYOB, also has snacks and soda machines, an electronic dartboard, touch-screen video games and weekly league events. There's also a jukebox, snooker table and plenty of televisions.

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Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Where: Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, Pa.

How Far From Hellertown? About 41 miles (49 minutes).

Cost:

  • Free parking
  • Weekends: Unlimited rides on the midway for $8.
  • Admission to Ghost Town USA (includes haunted house) is $6 for ages 2 and older.
  • All pumpkins cost $3 each.

Hours:

  • Weekdays, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Weekends, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Summary: Country Junction bills itself as the "world's largest general store." Its Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival features daytime hayrides, games, a corn maze, a hay maze, a petting zoo, pony rides and other fun activities for kids and families.

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