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York County: Family Friendly

There are so many places to visit in York County. That’s why the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau recently put together a Familiarization Tour to show case some of York’s family-friendly attractions. HIA customer service staff members Amanda and Cheryl went along to learn more about York County!

The trip started out at the Wyndham Garden York, which was recently renovated and has lots of meeting and event space. Transportation to the sites was provided by Bailey Coach.

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Our first stop was to the Miller Plant Farm. This farm has been family-owned since 1912 with the fourth and fifth generations as the current owners and operators. They are dedicated to the highest quality of locally grown plants and fresh produce, as well as pleasing their customers 100% of the time. Occurring each year is their Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). This program urges locals to buy and eat locally grown food. How it works: for 21 weeks between June and August, members come to the farm on designated days to pick up predetermined food items for a reasonable, one-time cost each year.

 

 

Next, we headed to the Richard M. Nixon Country Park to breathe in some fresh air. Here, organizers were setting up for Reptile Week, July 2-July 10. During this week, there will be reptiles and amphibians from around the world on display. Located inside the Nature Center are displays and exhibitions of all different kinds of animals as well as bird observation windows and an outside viewing deck. Don’t forget to stop by the bee hive and take a go at finding the queen bee!

 

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Our final stop was a yummy one to Perrydell Farms. Perrydell is a family-operated farm for three generations.
Be sure to check-out their processing room and milking parlor to see how the operation is run. Take a short, leisure stroll behind the store to pet the baby calves. If you are there around 4pm, you may be lucky enough to feed a calf! Before you leave, make sure to try some of Perrydells’ homemade ice cream and of course their chocolate milk!