Return to PA Bucket List

When I finalized my move back to PA, I decided one of the first things I wanted to do was really to enjoy my time back in PA and do some of my favorite things while also exploring some new places. So, I made a list as I always do on my phone with a bucket list of places and things to do. Below is the list I’ve been adding to over the last few months with those I’ve visited so far bolded. I will continue to add to this list as I fine new places in PA to explore but for now, this is the list.

Most of these are within Lancaster County, with the rest of them being within a few hours drive. I would recommend you make your own bucket list for where you live. It makes a weekend with no plans more fun, as you can pick a place to stop for coffee, a new hike to go to, and maybe a new town to visit. If you are local to Lancaster, borrow some from my list to start!

PLACES

  • Valley Forge
  • Hershey
  • Hopewell Iron Furnace
  • Kinzua Bridge
  • State College
  • Gettysburg
  • Pocono Mountains
  • PA Grand Canyon
  • Ricketts Glen
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Koziar’s Village
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Bedford Springs
  • Mount Gretna
  • Landis Valley
  • New Hope
  • Terrain
  • Roadside Flowers
  • Vineyard at Hershey
  • Hershey Gardens
  • Blue Marsh
  • Wrights Ferry Mansion
  • Mount Nittany
  • Scenic Railroad State Park
  • Winterthur Gardens
  • Wolf Sanctuary
  • Speedwell Forge
  • French Creek State Park
  • Roots Country Market
  • Shawnee Inn

TRAILS

  • Governor Dick
  • Gring’s Mill
  • Lehigh Gorge
  • Pinnacle Overlook
  • Hawk Mountain
  • Swatara State Park
  • Lancaster County Park
  • Middle Creek
  • Buttermilk Falls
  • Luke’s Falls
  • Lititz Springs
  • Overlook Park
  • Lake Wallenpaupack
  • Raymondskill Falls
  • Lebanon Rail Trail
  • Bushkill Falls
  • Pinnacle Overlook

FOOD

  • Fox Meadows
  • Taylor Chip
  • Oola Bowls
  • Rooster Street
  • Blackworth
  • Harvest
  • Rachel’s Creperie
  • Laborimex
  • Market by Wilbur
  • Dough & Co
  • Funcks
  • Brandywine Bistro
  • Central Market
  • Loxleys
  • Bulls Head
  • Tomato Pie
  • Mad Chef Brewing
  • Sandwich Factory
  • S Clyde Weaver
  • Per Diem
  • Mill at Hershey
  • Twin Kiss
  • Fiorentinos
  • Mick’s
  • Ciros
  • Pretzel Hut
  • Mojo’s Sushi
  • Jigger Shop

COFFEE

  • Copper Cup
  • New Holland Coffee Co
  • Speckled Hen
  • Mill 72
  • Dosie Dough
  • Zig’s