Fuel & Winter Fun

Have Some Fun with a Road Trip Scavenger Hunt!

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Whether you’re traveling to a ski resort to hit the slopes or grandma’s house for the holidays, turn your winter road trip into a fun scavenger hunt for the whole family. How many of the following can you spot along the PA Turnpike? Try to beat your score on the way back.

  • A car with a license plate that is from outside Pennsylvania
  • A PA Turnpike orange truck
  • A bridge that you drive under
  • A Pennsylvania State Police car
  • A white and red truck that says State Farm on the side
  • A Christmas tree inside a service plaza
  • Any Pennsylvania keystone (look carefully when passing a bridge)
  • A sign that has a picture of a phone and *11
  • Any sign that is purple and says E-ZPass
  • A barn, give yourself +2 points if there are animals grazing
  • If you travel through a tunnel add +2 points to your score

Start Your New Year Smoothly

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If you happen to be traveling the PA Turnpike on Dec. 31, stop at a service plaza to pick up a free coffee. HMSHost will be giving motorists a free coffee from all food vendors, excluding Starbucks, at service plazas anytime between 9 p.m. New Year's Eve to 5 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Service Plazas

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  • There are 17 service plazas located along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The plazas are open 24 hours a day and offer a variety of fast food options, fuel, restrooms and other amenities.
  • Plan your road trip breaks around the locations of the plazas and checkout the service plaza guide for information on where you can find your favorite food, free cell phone charging, and more.
  • There are seasonal outdoor Farmers Markets located at the New Stanton, Allentown, and Sideling Hill Service Plazas. From early spring to late fall, Turnpike travelers enjoy shopping at these markets which carry Pennsylvania farm products.