So, before the last of the summer sun sets, here’s a list of a few things to do around York County to fill out your summer bucket list.
· Rent boats on the Susquehanna: Visit Shank’s Mare Outfitters in Wrightsville and rent a kayak or canoe for a paddle on the Susque hanna. They offer a host of intro classes if you want more instruction through September. Visit shanksma re.com or call 717-252-1616 for more information.
· Catch a Revs game: The season isn’t over yet. There’s still time to take in a live game at the Sovereign Bank Stadium. Visit york revolution.com for the latest promo tions and ticket deals.
· Make it a double feature: Drive over to Haar’s Drive-In in Dillsburg and check out the newly-in stalled digital projection. Until this year, Haar’s kept things classic show ing 35 mm films. The ticket box opens at 6:30 p.m. and the first show starts around dusk on Fri days, Saturdays and Sun days. Call 717-432-3011 mid-week or visit their website at haars.com to find out what’s on the schedule.
· Take a swing at mini golf: Start off a fun weekend day or wait for the cooler evenings to challenge your friends to a round of mini golf. Whether you stop by Par Tee Golf in Springettsbury Township, Pirates Putting Cove in Dover Township or Cones and Clubs in Hellam Town ship, keep an eye out for a near byice cream shop. There’s usually one close by.
· Cool off at Gifford Pinchot: Looking for a different scene after a summer at the pool? Then drive over to Gifford Pinchot State Park in Warrington Township for a nice dip in Pinchot Lake. The beach at Quaker Race day use area is open from 8 a.m. to sunset until mid-Sep tember.
· Check out a festival: YorkFest Fine Arts Festival features about 100 artists from around the county and country on Aug. 24 and 25 in downtown York. All events are free and open to the public. While you’re browsing the artist displays, send your kids over to face painting or the street chalk competition.
· Pick your own peaches: There’s still some time to fill your pantry with peaches this summer. Hugh McPherson, owner of Maple Lawn Farms in Fawn Township, has over 25 acres and about 10 va rieties of peaches available for pick ing every summer. Don’t think you’ll make it for peach season? Then give apple picking a try! For details, visit maplelawnfarms.com.
· Summer hiking, with a twist: Can’t coax your kids off the couch for a hike? What about a geocache hunt? Go to geocaching.com and search for York. Click on a cache that looks intriguing and get the hints to find it. Once you’ve success fully found the cache, go back to the website and choose another!