Early summer is the perfect time to get outside and play! The days aren’t too hot and the evenings are refreshingly cool. There are lush landscapes to explore, interesting islands to discover, and waterways waiting to sweep you away. Pack a picnic, a water bottle, and your sunscreen, then head into the great outdoors for your next getaway to the Hershey Harrisburg Region.
Add a little adventure to your life! Play in the mountains on a Yogiventure – a guided hike that combines climbing trails with guided yoga and meditation. Find inner peace in the woods while you pose in downward-dog. At Hershey Outfitters, use your newfound flexibility on The Odyssey – a giant ropes course that includes climbing walls and zip lines. All ages and skill levels can enjoy the other activities offered like fly-fishing, treasure hunting, and paintball. If you'd rather be in the water than on land, explore kayaking options at Blue Mountain Outfitters on the Susquehanna River and Cocoa Kayaks on the Swatara Creek. Whether you’re a kayak veteran or novice, the practiced paddlers at these locations will make your kayak trip amazing. No matter what adventure you pick, the outcome will be the same – awesome exploration!
The Hershey Gardens are blossoming with colorful combinations of flowers in 11 themed gardens. Tulips, roses, and rhododendrons (just to name a few) are scattered across 23 acres of beautiful botanical scenery. Play among the flowers in the Children’s Garden or take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil paths. Plan enough time to visit the Butterfly Atrium inside the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. If you’re lucky, a Postman or Paper Kite might land on your shoulder! Be sure to see the beauty in the bloom at the Hershey Gardens.
Bring your glove and get ready to play ball on City Island with the Harrisburg Senators. Sharing FNB Field are the City Islanders, a United Soccer League team that have clenched playoff spots eight times. But sports lovers aren't the only people who love City Island. If you enjoy being outside and active, you'll enjoy island offerings like mini golf, batting cages, horse-drawn carriage rides, and walking and biking trails. For a real treat, take a ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna - a paddle riverboat that offers views of the Susquehanna River you can't get anywhere else. It's easy to make a day out of all the things to do on City Island - a perfect escape that feels like it’s more than just a few minutes away from Downtown Harrisburg.
Get nostalgic sharing memories under the stars with friends and family on a camping getaway. Settle alongside the gently flowing Sherman’s Creek at Paradise Stream Family Campground, a serene hidden gem in Perry County. Or upgrade your camping retreat with deluxe cabins at HersheyparkSM Camping Resort – a little more glamping than camping. The s’mores get upgraded, too, when you stay in Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth®. Traveling with kids? They'll love the campground entertainment: movie nights, scavenger hunts, and magic shows. Grab your gear and become one with nature during a Hershey Harrisburg camping experience.