Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What to do!

I love the spring, flowers are coming up trees are blooming and birds are out by the dozens. Kids will be out of school before we know it. This is the time of year that I fill my calendar with things to do with the kids to keep them busy for the summer. Few of us realize that our area is filled with hidden gems for families. Here are some of the favorite places we’ve discovered on our many explorations around town.

Nation Watch and Clock Museum: http://www.nawcc.org/514 Poplar Street, Columbia, Pa 17512Cross streets: between N. 5th street and N. 6th streetThe museum has a wide variety of clocks, watches, tools, and other time-related items. The kids enjoyed the quirky items in the gift shop as well as the nineteenth-century American clocks and watches. All About Tours-Amish Neighbors 29 North Decatur StreetStrasburg, Pa 17579(800)63-AMISHThis is a great way for all of us to learn the Amish ways. Very interesting information and fun for kids of all ages.

Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach130 Lakeview Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042 http://www.mtgretna.com/We spend many summer days here. It is clean and fun for everyone. When we have company up for weekends in the summer this is one place we love to go. The lake is equipped with a high dive platform, a trapeze swing, and springboard diving and floating docks to dive from. You can also rent tubes, chairs and canoes. Great snack bar too.
Strasburg RailroadRt. 741 East, Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA 17579 717-687-7522 com http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/There is a lot to do in Strasburg Pa. You can take a guided tour of the railroads mechanical shop, explore the museum, work the pump car, and take a train ride with Thomas and Sir Topham hat. There is so much explore in Strasburg it is a guaranteed day of fun.

Landis Valley Museum2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, Pa 17601 569-0401 http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/Great Scouting badge workshops., There are many other fun things to do at this museum. You don’t just visit this museum once.

Use Our Local Farms

Meadow Run Farm
727 Rettew Mill Rd
Ephrata, Pa
Fresh Eggs and Meats

Reiffs Produce Farm Market
2902 Rothsville Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522

Frysville Farm
300 Frysville Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
Flowers, Veggie plants and trees