Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Pinterest Icon  
FOG and MIST 45.0F Forecast »
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module

Advertisement

Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print

Kruisin' with Kurt

Central Penn Parent assistant editor/web Kurt Bopp is hitting the road to see the area. Once a month Kurt will check out a random town in Central Pennsylvania and check out all it has to offer. He's on a mission to find fun and interesting stores, restaurants, cafes and other places that are fun for the whole family. Check out where he's visited and feel free to send him a recommendation at kurtb@centralpennparent.com.

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Recent Trips

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards in Central Pennsylvania

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards in Central Pennsylvania

This month I combined my blog posts from September and October to give you a list of apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the midstate…

Cherry Crest Farm not just for tourists

Cherry Crest Farm not just for tourists

To call Cherry Crest Adventure Farm a tourist trap isn’t fair; it is not in any way a “trap”...

Local places where you can pick your own blueberries

Local places where you can pick your own blueberries

In honor of July being National Blueberry Month, I searched for farms where families can pick their own berries. Of course living in the heart of farm country, there were plenty to choose from...

Miniature golf courses in Central Pennsylvania

Miniature golf courses in Central Pennsylvania

I visited a few of the mini golf courses in the midstate. Here’s what I found, as well as a roundup at the end of courses I couldn’t make it to...

Adam-Ricci Park: Everything you could want in a park

Adam-Ricci Park: Everything you could want in a park

This month, I visited a local park: Adam-Ricci Park, the beautiful place with everything you could ask for in a park...

Art, fishing, charm in Boiling Springs

Art, fishing, charm in Boiling Springs

On the surface, Boiling Springs may look like just another quaint town in Central Pennsylvania. But I found it has far more to offer than you’d expect...

Hit the ice at a local rink

Hit the ice at a local rink

Ice skating is the perfect activity during the winter to burn some energy and have fun. Here is a rundown of our area’s ice rinks and what they offer families...

Finding affordable fun in Hershey

Finding affordable fun in Hershey

I set out to Hershey with the goal of finding budget-friendly off-the-beaten path activities for families to check out when visiting The Sweetest Place on Earth®...

Adams County is full of autumn fun

Adams County is full of autumn fun

This weekend is the National Apple Harvest Festival, so I traveled to Adams County to see what else it has to offer families. I found there is plenty to do for kids and parents alike...

Carlisle offers something for everyone

Carlisle offers something for everyone

There isn’t enough room to capture everything in town, but here’s a great starting point for an afternoon in Carlisle...

Ephrata is the perfect town to spend an afternoon

Ephrata is the perfect town to spend an afternoon

When we started these town tours, the goal was to find local towns where families could spend an afternoon walking around and enjoying the day. This week I found the town I was envisioning: Ephrata...

History lessons to be learned in Shrewsbury

History lessons to be learned in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is a typical small town with old buildings lining its main streets and shopping centers and big retailers on the outskirts. In the heart of downtown is Shrewsbury’s Historic Village, a collection of old shops. And it’s the perfect spot for a parents’ day out...

Scenic Millersburg full of friendly people and natural beauty

Scenic Millersburg full of friendly people and natural beauty

For the first time on my travels throughout the midstate, I found a destination that is worth a visit simply for the drive and scenery. The actual town doesn’t have too much to it, yet it’s still worth a trip simply to have a picnic or a walk along Riverfront Park...

Chocolate chips and hula hoop art in Mechanicsburg

Chocolate chips and hula hoop art in Mechanicsburg

Although I’ve lived in the area for two years, it turns out there’s a lot I didn’t know about Mechanicsburg. I found a record store, an art gallery and even a candy store that sells chocolate potato chips...

Mt. Gretna is a must-visit daytrip location—in the summer

Mt. Gretna is a must-visit daytrip location—in the summer

With its beach, theatre and wooded trails, Mt. Gretna is a great destination for families in the summer. Unfortunately for assistant editor Kurt Bopp, during the offseason the town is basically closed...

 
Edit Module

Advertisement

Edit Module

Advertisement