Fall is almost here, and you know what that means—time for apple picking! The area around our Harrisburg homes for sale has plenty of pick-your-own apple farms for your family's next weekend outing. Here are a few of the orchards we are returning to year after year.
You'd be forgiven for thinking every day should be International Chocolate Day, but the good news is that we have the perfect place for you to celebrate on September 13 when the real day arrives! Hershey, PA, is a dream destination for chocolate lovers of all ages on International Chocolate Day this September or any time throughout the year. Experience all the chocolate you can handle at Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark, then be sure to leave some room to sample sweet treats from local small businesses as well. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on five destinations for International Chocolate Day in Hershey this year.
Who doesn't smile when they see a sunflower? Tall, bright yellow, and always cheery, these blossoms are a classic sign that summer is coming to a close. These sunflower fields near our Harrisburg homes for sale offer you the chance to spend an afternoon among the blooms and even take some home for a personal display. Many of these locations also offer extra activities to complete your fun family outing.
Looking for your new favorite meal? It might just be parked around the block. Food trucks provide a quick and easy way to try something new. Since many great restaurants start as food trucks, they're also a good way to discover a new up-and-coming local eatery.
Our real estate agents are big supporters of the Harrisburg food scene, and we know how to spot a good food truck when we see one. Whether you're in the mood for a sandwich, some great BBQ, or even some dessert, here is a quick list of the best food trucks you'll find around town.
Spending an afternoon fishing is one of our real estate agents' favorite ways to unwind. If you're a fishing enthusiast, too, you'll be happy to hear that there are plenty of great fishing spots near our Lancaster homes for sale. Visit one of these five locations this weekend for a little quiet time angling in the summer sun.
June 15th is a special day for anyone who enjoys nature, photography and spending time outdoors. It's Nature Photography Day, a holiday dedicated to professionals and amateurs who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. If you're looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, there are some lovely places to stop and take nature photos nearby. Here are a few top suggestions.
There is no better way to enjoy spring than spending some quality time with the family outdoors, and Dutch Country is filled with great places to explore. A family bike ride is an excellent way to see the sights, with a wide variety of quiet country roads, beautiful parks, and scenic trails. Ready to ride? Our real estate agents have the details on five of the best places for a family bike ride in Dutch Country.
Just about everyone loves hamburgers in one form or another, and that's why the popular food gets the entire month of May designated as National Hamburger Month. They're amazingly versatile, ranging from traditional ground beef, chuck, or other meat to black bean vegetarian options. Toppings are also nearly endless, so you can customize your burger the way you like.
Our real estate agents suggest trying the following National Hamburger Month destinations in Harrisburg, PA.
Lancaster is famous for quilts, often stitched by Mennonite and Amish women with great attention to detail. Whether you'd like to buy a fully finished quilt or need some help completing the project you've started, the area has many shops you'll want to visit. This is especially true on or around National Quilting Day, held on March 19.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following five quilting shops around Lancaster.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop small and bring more holiday shopping to local small businesses. Small Business Saturday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and lands on Nov. 27 this year. Our real estate agents encourage you to extend your purchasing power to stores in Harrisburg, PA, many of which are convenient to Harrisburg homes for sale.
Calling all chocolate lovers! This one is for you. National Chocolate Day is quickly approaching on October 28th. If you don't already have plans to celebrate, we highly recommend making some. There are so many places to stop and enjoy some chocolate while looking at Harrisburg homes for sale.
October 9 is National Motorcycle Ride Day, and we can't think of a better way to explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country than on a motorcycle. In honor of the occasion, our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorite scenic drives in the Harrisburg and Lancaster areas!
September 26 is World Rivers Day, and it's a beautiful time of year for a kayaking trip in Pennsylvania. We decided to mark the occasion by singing the praises of some of our favorite local streams in Dutch Country.
If you're ready for an adventure, there are some truly amazing rivers and creeks in our neck of the woods. These are our real estate agents' favorite places to paddle in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.
Are you a history buff, culture maven, fitness fanatic, or all of the above? Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it in the Cumberland Valley. Our real estate agents share five of their favorite activities that are just minutes from Harrisburg homes for sale.
There are a lot of great ways to explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our real estate agents love going for scenic drives along the Susquehanna River, or refreshing hikes along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. But if you want to know the truth, the best way to experience it is on horseback.
From secluded equestrian trails to farms that specialize in showing new riders the ropes, Pennsylvania offers a lot of great horseback riding options. If you happen to be in the area looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, we highly recommend checking out these great destinations for horseback riding in Dutch Country.
Monday, June 21st, is International Yoga Day! This is the perfect opportunity to try yoga for the first time, get back into yoga after a pause, or take a class at a new studio you've been meaning to visit. Luckily, the Harrisburg areas offer some amazing yoga studios. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend.
Ready to point your compass toward adventure? Our real estate agents have some great ideas for places to explore in the Harrisburg area!
Reading a map is something everyone who owns a bike or a pair of feet should be able to do. And since the final week in May is officially Map Reading Week, we thought we'd take the opportunity to share some parks and trails in Pennsylvania Dutch Country where you can put your skills to good use.
Whether you're buying your first home or selling, you don't need our real estate agents to tell you the impact stunning landscaping makes. When you tour Harrisburg homes for sale, you'll see that for yourself. To help you maintain impressive curb appeal, several garden centers are located nearby. Beyond carrying the supplies you need to work in the yard, you'll find gorgeous plants appropriate to the local environment and experts willing to advise you. Here are a few places you may find interesting to investigate:
As the weather starts to warm up, we're all excited to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of springtime. If you happen to be in the area exploring some of the great Harrisburg homes for sale, we recommend taking a break to visit a few of the nearby arboretums and gardens. You might be surprised to learn just how many options you have to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.
March is Craft Month, so why not celebrate – or find – your favorite craft by heading out to a shop for supplies or inspiration? Crafting is relaxing yet productive since the result is a beautifully handcrafted piece to keep or give as a gift.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following craft shops:
There's something special about Pennsylvania Dutch Country in wintertime. Our real estate agents love getting out to explore the snowy landscape this time of year, and we're excited to share some of our favorite winter hiking destinations near Harrisburg homes for sale!
Falling temperatures don't put an end to the lively events and activities around Lancaster homes for sale. Spend an entertaining winter weekend visiting these popular spots recommended by our real estate agents.
It's impossible to overestimate the impact that farmers have on our lives every single day. It's also easy to forget about all that farmers do, which is a problem National Farm-City Week hopes to rectify. The event is coming up November 20-26, and there's never been a better opportunity to appreciate our local farmers.
With that in mind, our real estate agents are delighted to share some of our favorite farms in and around Pennsylvania's Dutch Country. Whether you're looking for a place to pick apples, cut down a Christmas tree, or simply enjoy the fresh bounty of the season, these are some of the best places to go:
The Dutch country of Pennsylvania is known for its serene country vistas and prosperous farms, but also its vibrant urban areas close by. If you're touring Harrisburg homes for sale or in nearby locations, our real estate agents can steer you in the right direction.
John Mellencamp sang about the joys of being born in a small town, but those simple pleasures also apply to living in one. Our real estate agents share the qualities and attractions that make these small towns in Pennsylvania great places to call home.
With one foot in the past and the other in the present, Carlisle offers the best of both worlds.
If you love art and live in Lititz, you're in luck! Every summer, the Lititz Art Association throws one of the finest fine arts shows in Pennsylvania. This year, the Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show is back for the 51st year in a row. Head to Lititz Springs Park on Saturday, July 29 to browse hundreds of booths full of original, handmade goods and artwork. This is one of our favorite days of the summer, because it gives us a chance to enjoy a huge variety of artistic genres and styles in one beautiful place. If you're looking for a piece to complement your new home, our REALTORS® recommend the Outdoor Fine Art Show.
When people who live outside of "Lancaster County" hear that name, the first thing they think about is probably the amazing handicrafts and produce of the Amish. However, there's much more to Lancaster--in fact, several of its local cities have been named to WalletHub's list of the Best Places for Families to Live in Pennsylvania.
Lancaster County is dotted with picturesque small towns that offer a glimpse into the earliest past of the United States. Each town has its own story, and the best way to see it all is by visiting for yourself. Our team at BHHS Homesale Realty is available to give interested buyers a tour of both historic and modern homes.
Let's look at these top destinations in Lancaster County:
1.) Millersburg 4th of July Celebration
Friday 7/1/16 | 5:00 PM | Millersburg Riverfront Park
Kicking off the Independence Day celebrations, the Mid Penn Bank is sponsoring Millersburg's Salute to America with a fun filled evening of family events, balloons, face painting, food, and more! A "Wall of Gratitude" will be displayed to thank our service men and women. Enjoy a fireworks display at 9:30 PM along Millersburg's historic riverfront.
2.) Stars & Stripes Salute
Saturday 7/2/16 | 5:00 PM | Sunset Bar & Grill and Sunset Park
Spend this Saturday listening to live music at Sunset Bar and Grill and Sunset Park in Londonderry Township. Beginning at 5:00 PM, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to set up in the park while you snack on Williams Food Truck fare. Sip on wine, beer, and mixed drinks that the Sunset Bar and Grill will be serving on their deck. Musical guests include the Whiskey Brothers and New Holland bands. Finish the night with a fireworks show from 9:30 – 10:00 PM.
3.) Harrisburg "Taste of Independence" Food Truck Festival and Fireworks
Monday 7/4/16 | 3:00-9:00 PM | Riverfront Park
Celebrate Independence Day at Central Pennsylvania's largest 4th of July festival. Beginning at 3:00 PM, food truck vendors will be offering a variety of delicious local cuisine. There will be lots of children's activities such as a caricature artist, bounce house, arts and crafts, and face painting! Live music including the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will be performing throughout the day. Of course, the night would not be complete without a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9:00 PM.
1.) Lititz 4th of July
Friday 7/1/16 and Saturday 7/2/16
In Lititz, the 4th of July is worthy of a two-day celebration:
July 1 – The weekend begins on Friday with a 4th of July parade. At 6:30 PM the parade will begin at West Lincoln Ave. and Warwick St and then travels through downtown Lititz. Following the parade will be entertainment in Lititz Springs Park.
July 2 - The day is packed with exciting entertainment including live performances, Baby Parade, Games, Food, and a Queen of Candles Pageant. Activities begin at noon and a fireworks show synchronized to music is scheduled to begin at 9:55 PM.
2.) The U.S. Army Concert Band & Fireworks
Sunday 7/3/16 | 7:30-11:00 PM | Long's Park
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends. Picnic in the park or enjoy dinner fresh off of the food vendors on site. This patriotic concert is free and performed by an elite group of U.S. Army members who have a worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship. Fireworks will cap off the evening.
Monday 7/4/16 | 5:00 PM | PeoplesBank Park
Celebrate the 4th of July in York County's most cherished venue: PeoplesBank Park. Prepare for a day full of food, inflatables, lawn games, live music including the Spring Garden Band, and of course fireworks to end the day right. This event is free for all guests.
2.) Fourth of July "Stay-at-Home Celebration"
Monday 7/4/16 | Fairmount Park
York's annual Stay-at-Home Celebration is coming up to celebrate Independence Day in Fairmount Park. Check out a wide variety of crafts, antiques, and flea market items. The fun doesn't stop there! The White Rose Lions Club will be hosting their 17th annual Roarin' Great Car Show. And what's a celebration without food? Grab some Chicken BBQ sponsored by Red Lion Recreation.
Tucked away just six miles north of Lancaster, the borough of Lititz, Pennsylvania is an ideal place to call home. With a rich, intriguing history, annual festivals that draw people from around the state, a rich foodie scene and an ample number of boutique shops to explore, Lititz offers everything you need for a comfortable lifestyle. One way to get to know the culture and people of Lititz is through the Second Friday events.
What Is Second Fridays?
Every month on the second Friday of the month, Downtown Lititz Pennsylvania comes alive with family activities, entertainment and free events. The merchants that occupy the historic buildings of downtown Lititz Pennsylvania open their doors to the community from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. for the monthly event. Live music, discounted food and the chance to explore the work of local artists, all while enjoying the closeness of the thriving community.
Entertainment Inside and Outside
During Second Fridays, the restaurants, shops and galleries on Main and Broad Streets stay open late. Welcoming sidewalks and patios invite residents to stroll along the historic buildings that have put Lititz on the map and take in the offerings each location has. In addition to shopping, you will find that Second Fridays brings out live performers of all types. Musicians, magicians and street artists will regale you with their performances as you stroll along the sideway, then head indoors to hear musicians and other performers in venues like General Sutter Inn's ballroom or the Lititz Leo Club.
One of the benefits of heading out on Second Fridays is the chance to dine at local restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Restaurants host tastings and offer specials during this monthly event, so take the time to enjoy a bite from somewhere you normally don't visit. You just might discover a new favorite!
Another benefit Lititz Pennsylvania residents have when they attend Second Fridays is the chance to register for contests of all types. From wining a free cookbook from a local restaurant to registering for free tickets to an upcoming festival, you have ample opportunities to enter local contests at Second Fridays.
Where to Park
If you are planning to check out Second Fridays for yourself before making the move to Lititz Pennsylvania, you will find free parking along the streets. This fills quickly, but the lots behind the Main Street boutiques also offer free parking during Second Fridays. Arrive early for the best parking spots. Once you move to Lititz, you may simply want to walk from your home to Main or Broad Streets to enjoy the festivities.
Life in Lititz Pennsylvania is never boring, and Second Fridays shows just how exciting it can be, every single month. With all of the benefits of living in Lititz, it's no wonder more and more people are considering making the move to this historic community. As you prepare to move to Lititz, trust the team at Prudential Homesale Services Group to help you find the perfect home.