Fall in Hershey is always short but oh so sweet. That’s why we we’ve put together this guide to help you experience the best of the season. There’s no need to worry about any of the details, just book your favorite room and look forward to immersing yourself in the joy of the loveliest season of all. (Expert Tip: Peak fall foliage in Hershey typically starts in the third or fourth week of October.)
Take advantage of the mild autumn weather by getting out on the water while it’s still warm. Take in the stunning foliage as you paddle peacefully down the Swatara Creek, a local jewel located just two miles from the Inn. Described as a scenic waterway with an abundance of birds (over 40 species have been seen), wildlife sightings and bird watching are a fun way to enjoy the day too. The gorgeous “Swattie” has no white water and is easy to navigate. We highly recommend Cocoa Kayaks as the best place to rent your vessel. They can arrange both pickup and drop off for you. Although having a guide isn’t needed, if you’d like one, Cocoa Kayak’s guides are top notch!
Biking in the Crisp Air
Exploring on two wheels is also a fun way to see the foliage and enjoy the crisp autumn air. Conewago Lebanon Valley Rail Trail is perfect for a nice bike ride (or a long walk). The trail is only a short ride from the Inn and the entire trail totals 20 miles, all with delightful rural scenery. We have secure, covered storage for your use if you bring your own bike, but if you’d rather rent, Rails to Trail Bike Shop has reasonable rates and is located at the access point.
Leaf Peeping & Hiking
If you prefer to see the leaves on two feet – hiking is a must too! Horseshoe Trail is one of our favorites. It runs from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail, and part of it is a mere mile from the Inn. You’ll meander along the Manada Creek through woods and farm fields. Though beautiful at any time of year, fall is quite special. This little hike will surely give you a boost of energy and a little exercise, but it’s not strenuous at all and would make the ideal spot for beginners and hardcore hikers alike. Another great option is Jonathan Eshelman Trail – a paved walking trail that stretches 10 miles through Hershey. Our favorite access point is Bull Frog Pond, only 4 miles from the Inn. When you’re done, the Cocoa Beanery is a great spot for a snack.
Ultimate Outdoor Adventure
If you’re up for more of a challenge, take on the Appalachian Trail, an adventure-seekers destination! One of the most scenic points along the trail, Hawk Rock Overlook, is a short 30 minute drive away. While the hike is just over a mile to the outlook, it gains 700 feet in elevation. The reward is a truly spectacular view of the Susquehanna River and Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountains.
From concerts and music festivals to festive tastings and theatre productions, Hershey has an event to excite everyone this season. Check it out!
- Outlaw Music Festival – September 8th
- Milton Hershey’s Birthday Celebration – September 13th
- Joyce Meyer Ministries – September 21st & 22nd
- Hershey Symphony – September 22nd
- Dianna Ross – September 28th
- Trick or Treat Trolley – October 1st-31st
- Finding Neverland – October 2nd-5th
- Pink Martini – October 12th
- Catapult Magic Shadows – October 13th
- Theresa Caputo Live – October 18th
- Disney on Ice – October 18th-21st
- Full Moon Fridays – October 19th-November 2nd
- Pumpkin Glow – October 20th-28th
- Flavors of Fall Journey – October 20th-November 4th
- Keith Urban & Kelsea Ballerini – October 25th
The Perfect Place to Stay
Now that you have an exciting itinerary filled to the brim, all you need is a stellar place to stay that’s close to all the fun. We can help! Stay at our romantic Inn and let life slow down on our peaceful property. We’re also handing out a sweet Halloween special – just treats and no tricks for our guests this year!
Plan any stay that includes Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and enjoy a 25% discount on your entire stay!
Can’t be here for Halloween? Not to worry, your stay can also include Wednesday October 24, 2018 or Wednesday November 7, 2018.
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