If you’ve been to Hershey PA before, then you’ve no doubt enjoyed the incredibly beautiful landscape no matter the season. If this is your first time, then you’re in for a real treat. Rolling hills, scenic valleys and majestic rivers create the perfect backdrop for nature enthusiasts and outdoorsmen. We’ve gathered together some unique ways to see Hershey, PA for your next getaway to enjoy the great outdoors.
Riding horseback is a truly wonderful way to see Hershey while enjoying outdoor recreation. There are two outfitters nearby who will provide you with everything you need to saddle up and trot through the Pennsylvania countryside.
- Ironstone Ranch in nearby Elizabethtown offers experienced guides and gentle horses as well as 275 acres of trails.
- Confederate Trails – Horseback riding is unique on its own, but for a truly unique way to see Hershey’s history, contact Confederate Trails. They offer tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield by horseback. You’ll experience history, adventure and nature all in one.
- Hickory Hollow Farm – Choose either a scenic trail ride or an historic Gettysburg tour at Hickory Hollow Farm. Their licensed guides will provide the setting and details to transport you back through time.
Kayaking & Canoeing
The scenic Swatara Creek (2 miles from the Inn), and the beautiful Susquehanna River offer abundant nature views! See them by kayak or canoe – or inner tubes for the more adventurous! Cocoa Kayak Rentals will set you up for a paddle trip down the Creek (2-hour minimum) either as guided or self-guided. For an exciting trip down the River, contact Blue Mountain Outfitters located in historic Marysville train station just north of Harrisburg. Plan a picnic lunch on one of the numerous islands, fish for world class smallmouth bass, swim or wade in a secluded cove, or just admire the abundant wildlife as you paddle along.
No matter what level of hiking you enjoy, from a simple stroll to a grueling trek, you will find plenty of options in and around Hershey. Horse Shoe Trail, just a half-mile from the Inn, meanders along Manada Creek through pretty fields and woods. Many trails will even provide a bit of history in addition to the beautiful scenery and natural wildlife. Discover 14 top hiking trails around Hershey.
In addition to the abundant hiking trails in the area, you’ll find plenty of great biking trails. A favorite of ours is the Conewago Trail where you can peddle for an hour or a day since it interconnects with two other trails. Another fun option is the Jonathan Eshelman Trail, which travels along the outskirts of Hershey for 13 miles offering stunning views.
Be sure to ask us during your stay for more unique ways to see Hershey, PA. This area is chock full of fun and unique opportunities. Here at Inn at Westwynd Farm, we’ll start each day of your stay with a delicious and filling breakfast. When you return to the Inn after a fun-filled day, you will relish the comforts and luxuries in your guest room where you can rest and relax. Enjoy a jetted tub, cozy fireplace, two-person shower, and king-size bed. Find your favorite guest room and book today!