Updated May 2023
We must admit that we absolutely love our summers here in Central Pennsylvania. With that in mind, we have compiled our list of the best things to do in summer near Bloomsburg, PA.
We are blessed with long sunny days, views of gently rolling green hills, and alluring mountain ridges in the distance. Start planning your getaway as the days grow longer and the trees unravel to green! You don’t want to miss out on the fun. Book your room at the Inn at Turkey Hill today!
Enjoy the Festivals
All of our favorite summer festivals are going to be back this year! We just love strolling around the booths of talented artists, browsing original crafts, and tasting all that original festival food (who doesn’t want a fried Oreo?)
Here are some of our fabulous fairs and festivals to plan for this summer. And there will be even more in the fall!
Millville Community Fire Company Festival
June 30 – July 8, 2023
Help the Fire Company raise funds for the year, and have a great time with live music, carnival rides and games, a parade, and fireworks!
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 6 – 8, 2023
This 3-day festival is returning for its 26th year. Recognized by the Blues Foundation in Nashville, the lineup has over 20 acts with a wide range of styles including soul, Americana, gospel, and jazz, just to name a few.
July 11 – 16, 2023
The Benton Rodeo is considered one of the best of 65 rodeos east of the Mississippi. This year expect to see cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country!
WW II Weekend
July 14 – 16, 2023
Travel back in history at the Berwick World War II Weekend. Thrill to WWII military encampments, mock battle weapons demonstrations, live swing music, and veteran tributes.
Montour-Delong Community Fair
July 24 – 29, 2023
This is an old-fashioned agricultural fair with the primary purpose being to educate and improve the quality of agriculture and home products. Who has the best pies or tomatoes?
August 19, 2023
Bloomsburg’s Artfest is back for its 15th year. Spend the day meeting with artists skilled in a variety of mediums. Take time to appreciate their beautiful works of art. Throughout the day you can also enjoy the skills of other artists with live music and food vendors.
Ride the Coasters
What is a more iconic image of summer than a roller coaster?! Knoebel’s Amusement Park is just a short drive away. Within the park, experience the thrill of the modern lightning-fast steel coaster and the old-fashioned clackety-clack of wooden rails for a total of six thrilling roller coasters! Add in a 1913 carousel, an antique car ride, classic bumper cars, and over four dozen other rides and you have a super amusement park adventure.
Knoebel’s has been open since 1926 and is the oldest free admission park. Whatever your age, you will love your visit! Spend an afternoon or an entire weekend!
Hike the Great Outdoors
If getting out on the water is not your thing, a walk in the woods or a pleasant hike will make your day. Our absolute favorite place to go is Ricketts Glenn State Park, which Alltrails has ranked as the best place to hike in Pennsylvania and the single best waterfalls hike in the Eastern United States. Yes, we said waterfalls. If you complete the entire loop on the trail, you will see 21 waterfalls. There are several options for trails, ranging from easy to more challenging.
Go on a Kayak Adventure
Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy one of our best resources–the Susquehanna River! Can you think of a more relaxing way to spend a warm summer day than paddling along, looking for eagles, otters, beavers, or deer? Let us help you plan the day!
If you don’t have your own kayak or canoe, no worries! There are a number of outfitters that will rent kayaks, and even shuttle you to and from your starting spot!
Summer will be here soon, so it’s not too early to plan your getaway. With our list of the best things to do near Bloomsburg, PA, your planning is almost complete. All that’s left is to choose your room at our Inn. The closer we get to summer, the faster the rooms disappear.