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As summer winds down, take some time to enjoy these Lewisburg outdoor restaurant patios.

With summer coming to a close and crisp fall temperatures in the near future, it's the perfect time of year for outside dining. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these Lewisburg eateries that offer patio seating. 

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Wish you spent more time outdoors? These local parks are a great reason to pack a picnic and head outside.

The warm summer days are a terrific time for packing a picnic and enjoying your next meal outside. Grab a blanket and a picnic basket full of your favorite foods and beverages, and head out to one of Pennsylvania's top spots for enjoying a picnic on a gorgeous summer day. Our real estate agents suggest checking out some of these local picnic spots. 

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Spending too much time indoors and around tech? These PA camping spots are perfect for unplugging and enjoying the outdoors.

Whether you prefer staying in an RV or relaxing in a tent, camping is an excellent way to explore new areas (or revisit your favorite spots) while you make memories with family and friends. Our real estate agents know that many campgrounds have excellent amenities to make your stay more enjoyable.  Here are some Pennsylvania campgrounds to consider for your next outing. 

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Interested in visiting some picturesque outdoor spots? Lewisburg has you covered with these great trails.

Want to lead a more active lifestyle, or are you interested in visiting picturesque spots located near some of the top Lewisburg homes for sale? Our real estate agents suggest you check out some of these must-visit Lewisburg walking spots! Whether you have an hour or a whole day to devote to your outing, one of the following walking spots is sure to make your day better.

  1. Dale's Ridge Trail
    Located at 1471 Strawbridge Rd. in Lewisburg on a 137-acre land parcel, Dale's Ridge Trail is a two-mile hike that offers scenic views of the Buffalo Valley. During your walk, you'll encounter a variety of wildflowers and bird species. This trail is pet-friendly, though it does require that dogs be leashed.

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Bird Watching Around Central PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

As you shop for a home in Central Pennsylvania, you're likely to become enthralled by the landscape: low mountain ridges, the many wooded areas with stunning fall foliage, as well as the broad, shallow waters of the Susquehanna River. Nestled in the scenery, you may find just the right home from Lewisburg homes for sale, or perhaps in the surrounding area. 

Regardless of where you end up, our real estate agents highly recommend visiting the local parks and wilder trails for a little birdwatching — recently noted in The New York Times as surging in popularity since the pandemic

  1. Bald Eagle State Park - 149 Main Park Road, Howard PA
    As the name implies, you can glimpse a majestic bald eagle here. But you can also see many other species, all the way down to the small, drab but distinctively marked worm-eating warbler (it gets its name from feasting on caterpillars). Also spot magnificent predators in forests; colorful and diverse water and shorebirds in the marshes and lakes; and in the meadows, the ruffed grouse and wild turkey. You're just 40 miles from this rich habitat when you settle in Millmont homes for sale.

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Backyard Bird Feeder - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

It seems more people are trying to find ways to get out and enjoy the natural world, as limitations to social gathering and activities continue. One way to enjoy nature without even leaving your home is to bring the wild critters to you. Feeding birds has been practiced for many generations, but today, we know a lot more about our local birds and their needs and can provide them much more beneficial fare than our grandparents did.

If your home's listed among Danville homes for sale, and you're biding your time until it sells, you might get the kids together and teach them the right way to feed birds. It's easy, but knowing a few basics can make feeding much more beneficial for our feathered friends.

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Family Fun - Central PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

Fall is the perfect time to take the family out and about in the Danville PA area to enjoy the cooler weather and take part in fun seasonal activities. You'll find local corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and more to help you make the most of the season.

Our real estate agents recommend the following fall family fun day destinations:

  • Ard's Farm – 4803 Old Turnpike Rd., Lewisburg PA 17834
    Ard's Farm, located near Lewisburg homes for sale, has plenty of fun fall activities to keep your family busy for much of the day. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out a few of your favorites, navigate your way through a frontline fighter-themed corn maze, and take time to feed the farm animals. And when you're ready for a break, an outdoor restaurant has a full-service staff as well as a kids' menu.

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Investing in an RV - Homeowners - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

It's always nice to get away from home for a while, but sometimes you want to take a little bit of home with you. That's what you can do when you invest in an RV. It's a permanent home away from home. Our real estate agents know that hitting the road in a home on wheels is a fantastic experience. However, it's not something homeowners should jump into without doing their research first.

Somewhere between 9 and 10 million Americans own an RV. Of these, about one in 10 live in their RV full-time. For those who love to travel and enjoy the thrill of meeting new people and seeing new places, moving around the country in an RV is a fabulous lifestyle. You will meet new people, catch up with old friends, and see more of the country than most people ever will. However, while the appeal and perks are apparent, the logistics are often overlooked.

  • Plan Ahead
    While it is true, you can "go on vacation" anytime you want when you own an RV, you will have to contend with shifting weather patterns and site availability. Many RV parks fill up during the peak tourist season, which means you will have to plan your trips well in advance or plan them for less appealing times of the year when spaces are more readily available.

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Family Fun Destinations - Danville, PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

Family Fun Month is celebrated each August, so what better way to enjoy summer's last month than with some activities that are sure to please everyone in the family?

Our real estate agents know the area well and recommend the following five ways to celebrate Family Fun Month around Danville:

  1. Pitch a tent at Indian Head Campground - 340 Reading St., Bloomsburg PA 17815
    Pitch a tent at Indian Head, a family-style campground on the banks of the Susquehanna River and Fishing Creek and situated near Bloomsburg homes for sale. The land was named for a nearby natural rock formation and was once home to Native Americans, who lived there over a period of many centuries, so it's rich in history. In addition to camping, you can also bring a boat or kayak and head out on the water.

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Hiking Trails - Central PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

Summer is a truly beautiful time to be in Central Pennsylvania. And with a wealth of parks and trails ripe for exploration, our real estate agents are eager to get out there and explore. If you're looking for some quality time in the great outdoors, be sure to check out these great spots for hiking near Danville, PA!

  • Geisinger Stewardship Forest - Powder Mill Rd., Danville, PA 17821
    Nestled on a 300-acre tract of land behind Danville's Geisinger Medical Center, the Geisinger Stewardship Forest is a great close-to-home hiking destination. The forest has 8 miles of trails, which are maintained on a volunteer basis by local hiking enthusiasts. Just minutes from these Danville homes for sale, these trails provide an easy opportunity to appreciate the wooded hills of Central PA. The relatively easy terrain also makes it a good spot to introduce kids to hiking.

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