Pennsylvania January 23, 2017
The Most Criminally Overlooked Town In Pennsylvania And Why You Need To Visit
The picturesque 124 acre town of Mt. Gretna, only 40 minutes from Lancaster and 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, offers visitors the quaint experience of small town life. Despite brimming with charm and activities, Mt. Gretna may be the most overlooked town in Pennsylvania that you need to visit. Here’s why.
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Stroll past the storybook homes that dot the tiny town of Mt. Gretna, home to less than 200 people before discovering the...
Charming town, flanked by towering trees, that sits only nine miles from the town of Lebanon. Explore the shops, including...
The Gretna Emporium. Browse the many eclectic gifts - jewelry, toys, and art - for the perfect souvenirs. The shop welcomes guests daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Gretna Emporium is located at 1 Carnegie Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.
Learn more about Mt. Gretna, which dates back to 1926, with a stop at the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society. Open from October through May, the historical society also welcomes guests to visit its gift shop, which features books, old-fashioned postcards, and note cards.
Visit the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society at 206 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.
After your visit to the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society, make your way to the Mt. Gretna Roller Rink, one of the oldest buildings in town. Lace up your roller skates during public skating sessions, enjoying a quick bite from the snack bar when you need to catch your breath.
Glide around the rink at The Mt. Gretna Roller Rink at 451 PA-117, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Spend lazy summer afternoons at the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach. Throw a towel or put a chair on the lawn before deciding what to do first...
Wile away a summer day at Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach at 130 Lakeview Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Kayaking, swimming, or flying through the air from a swing in the middle of the lake. The sprawling recreation area features such amenities as a kids dock, bicycle parking, an oversized chair designed for family pictures, and...
A cozy snack bar surrounded by tables and chairs protected by red and white umbrellas. The public recreation area, which requires an admission fee, is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily between May 27 and September 4.
After a relaxing day in town, plan to visit one of the popular restaurants like the Jigger Shop, a 100 year Mt. Gretna tradition.
Stop by The Jigger Shop at 202 Gettysburg Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.
Grab a stool at the lunch counter for an old-fashioned experience as you peruse the menu that features soup, salads, and sandwiches, highlighted by the famous fountain menu. Order an ice cream soda or milkshake, a sundae, or ice cream.
Or, if you prefer a more formal experience, head to Gretna Timbers Restaurant and Dinner Theater. View the generous dinner menu or opt for the summer buffet.
Enjoy dinner and a show at The Gretna Timbers at 350 Timber Road, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.
Check into the Mount Gretna Inn for a relaxing night's sleep. End the day or start the next morning with quiet reflection on the large veranda as a gentle breeze from the surrounding pine trees sweeps through.
Book your stay at the Mt. Gretna Inn at 16 Kauffman Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.
After you’ve visited Mt. Gretna, the most overlooked town in Pennsylvania, start planning to visit the
enchanted village of Eagles Mere.