Adventure Awaits – 4 Fun Fall Outdoor Adventures

It’s fall in PA and adventure awaits! This is the PERFECT time to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available in South Central, PA. Social distancing is easy to incorporate in the outdoor setting making these adventures not only fun, but safe. And the best part… you don’t have to spend a lot of money! Check out our top 4 fun fall outdoor adventures.

Hiking, Biking and Camping… Oh My! 

Pennsylvania is knows for their amazing State Parks offering family fun for everyone! From hiking and biking trails to lakes for boating and camping, visiting PA State Parks this fall, will make for fun and safe family adventures. Check out the DCNR website for a list of state parks and to make your reservations.

Adventure awaits this fall and now is the perfect time to get a boat or camper! Now through the end of November 2020, take advantage of our Recreational Loan Special and get a $100 gas card with every closed recreational loan. Visit for complete details.

Family vacation travel RV, holiday trip in motorhome, Caravan car Vacation. Beautiful Nature Norway natural landscape.

Virtual Extreme Races For the Whole Family: 

This fall is a great time to partner outdoor adventure with a little family friendly competition! Pick a trail or neighborhood and plan to do a virtual extreme race with your family. During this current pandemic, Spartan, is now offering virtual races for all fitness levels and ages. Sign the kids up for a kid’s Spartan Race while you complete a Spartan Sprint. You will be going the same distance and cheering each other on at the same time. Registration includes a t-shirt and award medal for all participants. Make it extra special with an awards presentation for the family!

Pre-teen boy riding mountain bike with his sister and parents during a family camping trip, close up

Backyard Adventures:

One of the best things about outdoor adventures is that they don’t have to cost a lot of money! Make lifetime memories by pitching a tent in your own backyard. Make it festive with some pumpkin carving and then have dinner over an open fire. Campfire hot dogs and mountain pies (If you don’t know what a mountain pie is, get ready to thank us for this great advice and check THIS website for recipes) make for an easy and affordable dinner. And of course, you have to have s’mores for a late night camping treat.

And the best part of backyard camping adventures… you have running water and a warm home just feet away. You can talk even the most hesitant of campers into joining you!

Tent pitched in the backyard

Outside Entertainment Venues:  

If you are comfortable being around others in a public setting, consider the many outdoor entertainment venues available in Central Pa. These adventures include Hershey Park in the Dark, Cherry Crest Adventure Farms, Gettysburg Battle Field Tours or Ghost town tours and the many local zoo’s: Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, Hershey’s Zoo America, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo, Lake Tobias  Wildlife Park, & Penn’s Cave. Check out this list of the best zoo’s in PA from

Be sure to check their websites BEFORE you visit. There are many COVID-19 safety regulations in place including new maximum capacity requirements. You may need to purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure you get a reservation. You may also need to wear a mask and practice other safety procedures.

Mom and daughter visit a contact zoo with rabbits on the eve of Easter. Festive, easter tradition. Lots of rabbits.