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Places & Activities Guidebook

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Places & Activities Guidebook

Places to see less than 5 miles away.
There is so much to do within 5 miles.
Over 800 acres of nature reclaimed agricultural fields and historic woodlands. The park was established 1972, two years after this home was built. There's over 5 miles of multi use trails for off road biking, horse back riding, and hiking. Animal activity center including horse show and practice rings, and dog training area. Stocked trout streams run through the park. My favorite thing to do in the park is hunt for black berries and raspberries. They're so plentiful and sweet when ripe.
Spring Valley County Park
9777 Crest Rd
Over 800 acres of nature reclaimed agricultural fields and historic woodlands. The park was established 1972, two years after this home was built. There's over 5 miles of multi use trails for off road biking, horse back riding, and hiking. Animal activity center including horse show and practice rings, and dog training area. Stocked trout streams run through the park. My favorite thing to do in the park is hunt for black berries and raspberries. They're so plentiful and sweet when ripe.
The Nixon Park Nature Center has something for everyone who likes nature. When my kids were in grade school and was caring for a senior with mobility challenges we made regular visits here. Paved parking, sidewalks, and the air-conditioned nature center made it possible for me to keep up with the kids and my senior companion explored at her own pace, with plenty of spots to rest take in the park from a different view. There’s a working honey bee hive inside the center encased in clear plexy glass so visitors see the bees in action. Stop by the amphibians of PA display, see live reptiles, birds and mammals of PA. These a children's sensory room. The animal exhibits include an Arctic Display, African Savannah, and Northwest Territories of the United States.
Richard M. Nixon County Park
5922 Nixon Drive
The Nixon Park Nature Center has something for everyone who likes nature. When my kids were in grade school and was caring for a senior with mobility challenges we made regular visits here. Paved parking, sidewalks, and the air-conditioned nature center made it possible for me to keep up with the kids and my senior companion explored at her own pace, with plenty of spots to rest take in the park from a different view. There’s a working honey bee hive inside the center encased in clear plexy glass so visitors see the bees in action. Stop by the amphibians of PA display, see live reptiles, birds and mammals of PA. These a children's sensory room. The animal exhibits include an Arctic Display, African Savannah, and Northwest Territories of the United States.
Less than 2 miles away, Brown's Farm Market is the closest food market to Balt. Gatehouse, your booking destination. It's a bustling place. The grocery & farm market also has a winery and cafe. The grocery department offers everyday staples like freshly baked bread, farm fresh eggs, milk, and cheese. There's a deli and candy shop too.
Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
8892 Susquehanna Trail S
Less than 2 miles away, Brown's Farm Market is the closest food market to Balt. Gatehouse, your booking destination. It's a bustling place. The grocery & farm market also has a winery and cafe. The grocery department offers everyday staples like freshly baked bread, farm fresh eggs, milk, and cheese. There's a deli and candy shop too.
Calling all haunted house lovers. Discover the haunting secrets of our local pioneers, the Pennsylvania, Deutch. To learn more search for the York, Pennsylvania Hex House.
Rehmeyers Hollow Road
Calling all haunted house lovers. Discover the haunting secrets of our local pioneers, the Pennsylvania, Deutch. To learn more search for the York, Pennsylvania Hex House.
Having freshwater streams, lakes and water activities near me made it so much easier to get my kids off their phones and outside during their high school years. To be frank, my husband is the real outdoor enthusiast in our family. I needed the lake, boat rentals, and that cool radio-controlled airplane strip to be practically in my back yard. It was harder to make excuses not to get outdoors and, easier to get outside and relax on the water.
William Kain Park
274 Hess Farm Road
Having freshwater streams, lakes and water activities near me made it so much easier to get my kids off their phones and outside during their high school years. To be frank, my husband is the real outdoor enthusiast in our family. I needed the lake, boat rentals, and that cool radio-controlled airplane strip to be practically in my back yard. It was harder to make excuses not to get outdoors and, easier to get outside and relax on the water.
A great market with locally sourced products and great Amish made woodwork. From old fashion candy, spices and rocking chairs to tiny houses or horse barns, there's something interesting for everyone
The Markets at Shrewsbury
12025 Susquehanna Trail
A great market with locally sourced products and great Amish made woodwork. From old fashion candy, spices and rocking chairs to tiny houses or horse barns, there's something interesting for everyone
Sightseeing.
Most of these destinations are local to the South-Central, PA region but, some aren't. Please think of the content I add as starting point ideas, take em and run searches on the web and check stuff out from there too. If I had any recommendations it would be experiencing the area's unique cultural, environmental, and regionally inspired aesthetic or spend an evening on the deck with friends, talking the night away.
John C. Rudy County Park
400 Mundis Race Rd
Hop a shortline railroad train and take a ride through scenic southern York County, PA
Stewartstown Railroad Company
21 W Pennsylvania Ave
Hop a shortline railroad train and take a ride through scenic southern York County, PA
The riverboat is a great way to see an up-close view of the Susquehanna's River's many islands and bridges, riverbank Hamlets, and Burroughs. The tours are guided.
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Pride of the Susquehanna
11 Championship Way
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The riverboat is a great way to see an up-close view of the Susquehanna's River's many islands and bridges, riverbank Hamlets, and Burroughs. The tours are guided.
Grafitti Hyway.
Centralia
Grafitti Hyway.
This Airbnb listing title, The Baltimore Gatehouse of York, was inspired by its close distance, 8 miles, to the MD/PA Stateline, aka The Mason Dixon Line. Take I-83 south to The Inner Harbor and arrive in about 45 minutes off-peak. And since there aren't any traffic lights from the house to the interstate, the first traffic light you come to is in downtown Baltimore, MD. Talk about an easy commute!
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Inner Harbor
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This Airbnb listing title, The Baltimore Gatehouse of York, was inspired by its close distance, 8 miles, to the MD/PA Stateline, aka The Mason Dixon Line. Take I-83 south to The Inner Harbor and arrive in about 45 minutes off-peak. And since there aren't any traffic lights from the house to the interstate, the first traffic light you come to is in downtown Baltimore, MD. Talk about an easy commute!
From bears and boas, macaws to monkeys, panthers to pythons, and alligators to zebra, amazing experiences and hundreds of exciting new exotic animal friends await you in this 50-acre park!
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
13019 Catoctin Furnace Road
From bears and boas, macaws to monkeys, panthers to pythons, and alligators to zebra, amazing experiences and hundreds of exciting new exotic animal friends await you in this 50-acre park!
Slow down and get an insider's perspective! See Lancaster County from the inside of an authentic Amish buggy. Located along Rte 340 (Old Philadelphia Bike) in the Village of Bird-in-Hand, Abe’s Buggy Rides features private rides ranging from 2 to 6.5 miles in length, with interesting stops along the way, if desired.
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Abe's Buggy Rides
2596 Old Philadelphia Pike
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Slow down and get an insider's perspective! See Lancaster County from the inside of an authentic Amish buggy. Located along Rte 340 (Old Philadelphia Bike) in the Village of Bird-in-Hand, Abe’s Buggy Rides features private rides ranging from 2 to 6.5 miles in length, with interesting stops along the way, if desired.
Event spaces nearby
Windridge Farm is a restaurant and event facility within 5 miles of Baltimore Gatehouse of York. It's one of the more popular wedding venues nearby.
Wyndridge farm
800 PA-214
Windridge Farm is a restaurant and event facility within 5 miles of Baltimore Gatehouse of York. It's one of the more popular wedding venues nearby.
It's always worth keeping up with what's going on at the York Expo Center if you like attending these types of events. Annual Shows and Expos are, 50plus, PA's Woman's Show, Antique Shows, Dog and Cat Shows, Bead Shows, Famer Expo, RV Expo and the list goes on.
York Fairgrounds
334 Carlisle Ave
It's always worth keeping up with what's going on at the York Expo Center if you like attending these types of events. Annual Shows and Expos are, 50plus, PA's Woman's Show, Antique Shows, Dog and Cat Shows, Bead Shows, Famer Expo, RV Expo and the list goes on.
Beautifully Traditional Events, Weddings, Showers,
The Willis House
135 Willis Road
Beautifully Traditional Events, Weddings, Showers,
Shopping
This Walmart is 24 hours.
Walmart Supercenter
698 Shrewsbury Commons Ave
This Walmart is 24 hours.
GIANT Food Stores
14635 Mount Airy Rd
Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
8892 Susquehanna Trail S
Restaurant Delivery
The only restaurant that delivers to the Gatehouse.
Mamma's Pizza
215 N Main St
The only restaurant that delivers to the Gatehouse.

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Dark Winding Narrow Markless Roads and Deer.
The roads in the area are narrow and few have a center or shoulder line markings, reflectors or overhead street lamps. You'll want your high beams in working order at night. Deer are large, plentiful and will run in front of your car. Road cyclists are active spring-fall. Motorcycles are everywhere! Watch for Amish Horse-Drawn Carriages, riding scooter bikes, and boards. The markless narrow asphalt roads seem to invite people to drive down the center. That, along with the switchback like curves can cause a head-on collision involving the most prudent driver. I hope you enjoy the easy pace of rural driving. Just be careful!
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The location is rural but, it's not the south.
The area is rural but, given its proximity to the DC to New York mega-tropolis, many of the locals are true to the fast-pace urban mindset. There's no need to make an effort to wave at strangers. They'll wonder all day how you know them. Locals may be reluctant to offer help when they see another struggling with a trivial but annoying hassle. I learned to ask for help, and not be shy about it. People here are always willing to lend a helping hand, they just don't want to step on anyone's self-reliant toes. Pennsylvanians are known for their self-reliance, hard work ethic and tight-knit communities.