Monday, July 9, 2012

Fun Outings in Lancaster County PA

While mini golfing, baseball games, and flea markets are fun and entertaining, they sometimes become too commonplace in families and lose the spark that once made them special outings. This week I’ve challenged myself to find unusual activities that are sure to spice up your vacation! Focusing on Berks County, these activities are a short drive from Adamstown Inns and Cottages.

Let’s start with movie deals, which are perfect for rainy days, or days with high humidity! The R/C Reading Theatre and IMAX Theatre are hosting a FREE Family Film Festival all summer long. All movies start at 10am, so check the schedule for the movies that you don’t want to miss.

With all the light pollution in cities, it’s a real treat when you’re able to view the stars in the night sky. On Saturday, July 21, and August 18, stop by Blue Marsh Lake around dusk for a short talk about the stars. Once it’s dark enough, you’ll be able to use telescopes for a better view of the stars.

Hikes are a favorite activity of mine, especially when there are great overlooks at the top. Hawk Mountain is a beautiful hike, but they’ve just made it even better! They’ve added storytellers to guided walks on Wednesday mornings at 11am. Each week, you’ll learn something different, and even discover new animals and surroundings atop the mountain.

I’ve saved my favorite for last... Pretzel twisting lessons at Tom Sturgis Pretzels! That’s right; you’ll learn the history of pretzels, enjoy free samples, and then learn how to make your own pretzels. Available every Monday from 11am-1pm, this FREE interactive lesson is sure to have you laughing about your amateur pretzel skills. And since it’s free, you’ll have more money to spend in their store and enjoy pretzels at home!

Hopefully these activities inspire you to visit us in Lancaster County and tell us what your new favorite activity is! And be sure to search around your hometown for new adventures as well!
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