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Campfire Hikes at Zimmerman Center
If you're an avid hiker, you know there's never an off-season for your sport. A winter hike in the cold air gets your heart pumping, and the exercise helps you beat the winter blues. Plus, the peaceful, snowy surroundings of hiking trails in...
Lancaster Museums Offer Something for Everyone
The rich history of Lancaster County, dating to the earliest Colonial times, is on display at many area museums. No matter your age or interests, there is something (and someplace) everyone can enjoy. Following are just a few of the area's...
Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Drive through Hershey Sweet Lights
No matter how low the temperature dips in December, guests at the B.F. Hiestand House can enjoy the warmth of some two million LED lights this holiday season from the comfort of their car at Hershey Sweet Lights. Located just down the road from...
A Holiday Classic Miracle that Warms the Heart
Whether you’re a fan of the classic 1947 movie version of Miracle on 34th Street starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara and a young Natalie Wood, or prefer the 1994 remake, this classic holiday tale of a young girl’s belief...
All Aboard! Take a Trip Back on an Authentic Steam Train
You don’t have to be a railroad enthusiast to enjoy the many attractions and adventures at the Strasburg Rail Road. Just a short 30-minute drive from the B.F. Hiestand House, the Strasburg Rail Road is a heritage railroad offering excursion...
Step back in Time at Bube's 19th Century Brewery
Lancaster County’s Germanic roots date back some 300 years when a small group of immigrants from southwest Germany seeking religious freedom settled in the area. A century and a half later, in the 1870s, when a wave of young German brewers...
Haunted Half Marathon and 5K in Marietta
Grab your Halloween costume and get ready for the run of your life! The Haunted Half Marathon and 5K in Marietta takes place bright and early on Halloween morning, Oct. 31. Both races start and finish at Marietta's River Front Park, and run...
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals on the Susquehanna River
Did you know the Susquehanna River is the longest river on the East Coast? It's northern branch stretches from Otsego Lake in New York, meets up with the western branch in Northumberland, then empties into the Chesapeake Bay beyond Baltimore. At...
Step Back in Time at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Knights and jesters and minstrels... oh my! Come experience medieval merriment at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Mount Hope Estate in Manheim, the annual festival begins in late August and runs for...
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Baseball is back, baby! Bring on the peanuts and Cracker Jacks! When you stay with us at BF Hiestand House, professional baseball is right in your backyard. The Minor League's Harrisburg Senators and the Atlantic League's York Revolution and...
Long's Park Summer Music Series and Art Festival in Lancaster
Picture this: A Sunday evening filled with sensational music, a beautiful outdoor venue and your favorite person by your side. What could be better? When you stay at BF Hiestand House this summer, you’ll be able to experience this every Sunday...
Visit America's Oldest Fair in York, PA
Founded in 1765, the York State Fair is a 10-day, fun-filled event that continues to delight, educate and amaze visitors of all ages year after year. Feast on mouth-watering fair food as you explore livestock exhibits, live entertainment, carnival...
Summerfest at Nissley Vineyards 2021
This summer celebrate outdoors with music in the vineyard, delicious wine, and food. Nissley Vineyards will host 18 live concerts throughout July and August from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Grab your lawn chairs, blanket, and wine glasses and plan your trip...
Wish You Were Here! Until Then, Let’s Share Some Pie!
This open-faced apple-pie recipe came from my childhood friend, Ken’s, Mom. Esther Long and my Mom, Lois, were incredibly involved in our school activities and PTA and often exchanged recipes. This has been a family favorite for over 50 years...
These are Unprecedented Times we are Living In.
Hello dear friends, It’s been a while since we have posted a blog. We hope you are all doing well and keeping clear of the COVID-19 virus. These are unprecedented times we are living in. While we can stay open, as an essential business,...
Valentine's Day Dinner & Dancing at Stone Gables Estate
While you’re in town, visit a true American treasure and one of the country’s most iconic examples of Gothic Revival craftsmanship and architecture at Stone Gables Estate. Experience the fully restored 1877 Star Barn including its...
Lititz's Annual Fire & Ice Festival
One of the area’s best events of the entire year makes for the perfect weekend out in Lititz. Back for its 14th year in a row, the Fire & Ice festival transforms the quaint streets of Lititz into a winter wonderland. View impressive ice...
Holiday Shopping Hot Spots in Lancaster County
During your trip to Lancaster County, get some of that holiday list crossed off by shopping local in the many specialty shops, markets, and family-owned businesses found throughout every part of the area. These thoughtful (and 100% Lancaster) gift...
Travel the Susquehanna Ale Trail
More than a dozen breweries and distilleries make up the Susquehanna Ale Trail in York County. Part of Good Libations Trails, alongside the Mason Dixon Wine Trail and Keystone Craft Spirits Trail, the taste buds of any food enthusiast are guaranteed...
Octoberfest at Roundtop Mountain Resort
While you can enjoy its steep slopes and scenic views all year long, Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry officially opens its trails for the winter sport season on November 2nd. With 20 trails, nine lifts, a snow tubing park, and one of the...