Top 3 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Hershey this Summer

As soon as mother nature even hints at summer, we start dreaming… and longing to wear shorts and sandals, watch fireflies and butterflies, sip ice cold lemonade or sweet tea, savor ice cream treats, and enjoy long, sunny days, especially around water. Whether you prefer to swim, float, boat, fish, or just enjoy the view, here are the top 3 Hershey, PA things to do on the water this summer – perfect for that long-awaited summer vacation.

#1 – Float Down the Swatara Creek

The beautiful 60-mile Swatara Creek, known by locals as the Swattie,” flows from Schuylkill County south into the Susquehanna River in Middletown, and is a popular place to kayak. Bring your own kayak or rent one along with any other equipment you may need.

  • Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey – Offering kayak rentals and shuttle service, Cocoa Kayak Rentals also provides shuttle service whether you rent one of their kayaks or bring your own. Choose from several drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Susquehanna River Experience – This experienced outfitter offers both guided and self-guided trips via kayak, canoe, or SUP (depending on weather conditions).

If you’re an experienced kayaker with your own equipment, you’ll find many access points along the creek, so you can choose to be on the water for 2 or 12 hours. Make a day of it! Picnic on one of the islands, fish for world class smallmouth bass, and admire the wildlife and beautiful scenery. The creek is located just 2 miles from Westwynd Farm making this a convenient way to stay cool during your stay.

#2 – Visit Hershey Park’s The Boardwalk

On the other end of the spectrum is Hershey Park where you’ll find your fill of thrills with water slides and water rides. The Boardwalk encompasses 11 acres inside Hershey Park just for fun in the water. Choose from 15 different water rides, including a lazy river, a wave pool, loops of water slides, and the thrilling Tidal Force where you’ll speed downhill at 50+ miles per hour ending in the biggest splash you’ve ever experienced.

#3 – Relax at The Spa

If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy the water in Hershey this summer, then plan to spend a few hours at one of Hershey’s spas. Wrap yourself in a sea of luxury with a variety of therapeutic treatments, such as sea salt scrubs and hydrotherapy.

  • The Spa at Hotel Hershey – They offer luxurious hydrotherapy sessions where you will relax and soak in warm-water tubs designed to soothe the body with warm water, spring filters, massage jets, and color therapy.
    3010 Elizabethtown Road, Hershey, PA, 717-533-7479
  • Emerald Springs Spa – Their custom sea salt scrub is like immersing yourself in the sea, especially as you rinse off in a unique tsunami shower.
    Cocoa Plex Center, 1126 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA, 717-533-5991

Add these top 3 Hershey, PA things to do in the water this summer to your to-do list by booking a stay at the Inn at Westwynd Farm. Whether you choose to float down the creek, whoosh down a water slide, or relax in a soaking tub (or all three!), you will love our many amenities and luxuries, including a double jetted spa tub in the privacy of your guest room (select rooms). Afterwards, you can cozy up in the front of the fireplace to dry off and warm up as you sip a favorite beverage and dream about more fun things to do during your stay. Book now or contact us with any questions about the Hershey area or your reservation.