Outdoor Things To Do This Summer

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.

Get Outside and Play

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! 

Everything is Coming Up Roses

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.

A Shore Thing

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. 


Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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. 

Our region is one immense playground filled with activities for the outdoor explorer in you. Pick your pals and get on the road for your next adventure in the Hershey Harrisburg Region.


So, get out there and go! Your friends will be green with envy when you tell them about your wild trip to the Hershey Harrisburg Region.


Blue Mountain Outfitters

103 S. State Road (Routes 11 and 15)
Marysville, PA 17053

(717) 957-2413

Enjoy the region as only a paddler can. Rent a canoe or kayak and take a trip down Central... More


Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey

624 Pine Road
Palmyra, PA 17078

(717) 756-5766

MOBILE BUSINESS, PLEASE CALL or VISIT OUR WEBSITE. Cocoa Kayak Rentals is a kayak rental business... More


Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA

1980 Turnpike Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 367-7718

Beautiful destination area in Lancaster County, just a quick 20 min. drive to Hersheypark and... More


Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club

9-65 Fisher Avenue
Annville, PA 17003

(717) 861-2450

Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club and Keystone Conference Center (KCC) are open to the public and... More


Harrisburg City Islanders

City Island
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 441-4625

United Soccer League (USL) Pro Soccer March-September. Group outings, special events and exciting... More


Harrisburg East Campground and Storage

1134 Highspire Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

(717) 939-4331

Near Hershey, Lancaster & Gettysburg. Convenience is our strong point. Minutes away from the State... More


Harrisburg Senators Baseball

FNB Field, City Island
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1447

(717) 231-4444

Come join the Harrisburg Senators for a great time on City Island. If you like fun, food and... More


Hershey Outfitters

100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 520-5837

Hershey Outfitters has joined forces with Segway of Hershey to bring the best in outdoor adventures.... More


Jonestown KOA

11 Lickdale Road
Jonestown, PA 17038

(717) 865-6411

This family-owned campground is located at Exit 90 off I-81, only 20 minutes north of Hershey. We... More


Kings Campground

145 Glenwood Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019

(717) 432-3921

Kings Campground has 72 sites. Located along Rt. 15 between Gettysburg and Harrisburg. We offer... More


Little Buffalo State Park

1579 State Park Road
Newport, PA 17074

(717) 567-9255


Millersburg Ferry Boat Association

North St. & Susquehanna River in Millersburg
Millersburg, PA 17061

(717) 692-2442

Nestled among the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania, is the historic town of... More


Paradise Stream Family Campground

693 Paradise Stream Rd.
Loysville, PA 17047

(717) 789-2117

Offering sites from tents to Big Rigs; pull through meadow; back-ins over our 6 acre catch and... More


Water Golf

600 Riverside Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 232-8533

Par-fect family entertainment. Enjoy a round of championship style miniature golf along the... More



Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 585-0130

Yogiventure is a yoga adventure company offering custom-tailored activities for corporate events,... More