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January
9

Lewisburg is a wonderful place to call home. Here are just 5 things we find special about the community.

Whether you prefer to spend your recreational time dining, watching a movie, or enjoying nature, Lewisburg is an excellent spot to call home. Our real estate agents know that there's plenty to do and explore in Lewisburg. Here are a few of the things we love about this inviting city. 

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November
14

Just because the weather is cold doesn't mean you need to hide indoors. Here are some great activities for exploring your local area this fall and winter.

The crisp fall weather is a terrific time to explore some of Lewisburg's top local attractions. Whether you enjoy the arts, nature, or fresh, tasty food and refreshing beverages, you're sure to find an autumn excursion that appeals to your interests. Our real estate agents suggest considering some of these local Lewisburg activities.

  • Fero Vineyards and Winery
    Fero Vineyards and Winery, situated at 965 JPM Rd. in Lewisburg, is a picturesque spot perfect for relaxing and sampling wines for your upcoming holiday festivities.

    All the wines at Fero Vineyards and Winery are produced using hand-picked grapes and traditional winemaking methods.

    Snack on crackers, cheese, and pretzels as you try different wine options. The grounds are also pet-friendly, making Fero Vineyards and Winery a great spot that all your family members can enjoy.
  • Milton State Park
    When you need a break from visiting Lewisburg homes for sale, plan a visit to Milton State Park. Milton State Park is nestled at 205 PA-642 in Milton and boasts 82 acres to explore.

    The northern part of the park has day-use facilities ideal for an autumn party or gathering, while the southern area of the park offers wooded space perfect for hiking or a nature walk.

    If weather permits, the Susquehanna River is a terrific spot for boating and fishing. There's also a playground and picnic area for your family to use.
  • The Lewisburg Farmer's Market
    Begin your holiday shopping with a trek to the Lewisburg Farmer's Market. This long-standing market has over 100 vendors offering produce, beverages, meat, flowers, and artisan-inspired products. Craft shows and other special events (including themed food days) are periodically hosted at the market's venue.

    You can visit the Lewisburg Farmer's Market at 499 Fairground Rd.
  • The Campus Theatre
    The Campus Theatre is a historic space that first opened in 1941. It currently operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that's dedicated to preserving this historic theater and promoting cinematic art.

    You can view newer and classic films at The Campus Theatre. Concessions are available for sale, including popcorn, hot and cold drinks, and candy.

    Should you decide that you want to make trips to The Campus Theatre part of your routine, memberships are offered that include free entry to many of the theater's movies and access to special member-only events.

    Visit The Campus Theatre at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.
  • The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
    The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a 10.28-mile trail with endpoints at Market St. and N. 10th Street. Visitors can bike, skate, jog, or walk the trail as they traverse the 9.5 miles of scenic trail.

    This trail follows the route of a railroad that ran from Montandon to Bellefonte.

Lewisburg is home to several spots perfect for a fall outing. Ready to find your new Lewisburg home? Contact us to get started!

July
6

Looking for a home in the Susquehanna River Valley? Lewisburg may have all you need.

Though some think of Lewisburg as primarily a college town, the residents know this historic city is a terrific spot for anyone to call home. Our real estate agents also know that the town has a lot to offer potential residents. Check out a few reasons you should plan a move to Lewisburg.

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April
25

Looking for Central PA spots to keep your dog active? Here are the dog friendly parks and trails to check out.

Now that warmer temperatures are here, it's time to celebrate the pleasant weather with your dogs. April is even Active Dog Month; the goal is to encourage pet owners to get outside and encourage the lovely spring days with their four-legged friends.

Our real estate agents know that there are multiple spots in and around Lewisburg that are fantastic for keeping your dogs active. Here are a few local spots to explore. 

  1. Howling Hollow Dog Park
    Howling Hollow Dog Park is located at Orange St. and 8th St. in Sunbury, PA. This is an off-leash dog park with two separate dog areas and a stream for the dogs to play in. 
  1. Anthony Selin' Dog Park
    Located at 243 W Sassafras St. in Selinsgrove, PA, Anthony Selin' Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park that permits play among dogs of all ages and sizes.

    If you want to mix in a little purposeful exercise, there are also agility training areas for your dog to work on specific exercises to improve their running, jumping, and balancing.

    When you're ready for a break, your dog can take advantage of the pup fountain for a cool drink, and you can rest in one of the shaded grassy areas. 
  1. Dale's Ridge Trail
    When you need a scenic break from searching for Lewisburg homes for sale, check out Dale's Ridge Trail.

    Dale's Ridge Trail is a two-mile trail loop that you can access at 1471 Strawbridge Road. There are gorgeous ridge-top views of the Buffalo Valley and a variety of habitats, including wildflowers, streams, mature woodlots, and open fields.

    You and your pup are sure to see a variety of fauna and flora during your walk. 
  1. Milton State Park
    Milton State Park consists of 82 acres on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and has two different sections. The northern portion has day-use facilities, while the southern half is wooded and used for hiking and nature studies. 
  1. Parks in the Lewisburg Borough
    There are multiple parks in Lewisburg with dog-friendly walking trails.

    Hufnagle Park on St. Louis Street boasts a lovely walking path and a playground if your children want to play while you exercise with your four-legged family members.

    The Lewisburg Area Recreation Park on St. Mary's Street and N. 15th Street is home to multiple walking paths, a pavilion, playground, skatepark, basketball court, tennis courts, swimming pool, and soccer fields, making it an excellent selection for an active outing. 

Get outside with your dog for physical activity that will improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Interested in a home with more space for all your family members? Contact us today to start your search!

March
14

St. Patrick's Day is here, and there's no better place to celebrate than local pubs and grills.

Take a break from your search for Lewisburg homes for sale and celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Whether you're searching for a family-friendly outing or plan to spend the evening with friends or a partner, there are multiple spots to consider for your holiday plans. Our real agents suggest checking out some of these local locales for delicious cuisine and refreshing beverages. 

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January
11

American comfort food is the perfect pick-me-up during chilly winter weather. Here are the Lewisburg restaurants you should visit.

Need a tasty break from busy days and chilly temperatures? Lewisburg is home to a delicious variety of American restaurants perfect for spending a cozy winter day. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these inviting eateries for your next meal. 

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December
13

It's hard to get into the holiday spirit sitting at home! Here are some fun local events to celebrate the season.

The holiday season is here, and it's time to enjoy fun, festive events close to many Lewisburg homes for sale. With so many exciting options, it's hard to decide which events to attend. Here are some of the top local holiday events to celebrate the season.

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October
11

It wouldn't be fall without pumpkins. Here are some fun ways you can utilize these autumn staples.

Pumpkins are the perfect decoration for the fall season, giving your home a festive touch from the first day of autumn through Thanksgiving. Our real estate agents know that there are a few ways to repurpose your pumpkins to maximize their usefulness. Here are some fun ways to use your fall pumpkins. 

  1. Make a Crunchy Seasonal Treat
    Pumpkin seeds are a nutritious option when you're in the mood for a crunchy snack. Not only are they packed full of flavor, but they're rich in vitamins and minerals, like vitamin K, zinc, phosphorous, iron, and vitamin B12. Gather your pumpkin seeds by removing the pulp from inside the pumpkin. You can then use your hands to remove the seeds. Grab your colander and rinse the seeds to remove more of the pulp.

    Once you're through rinsing the seeds, spread them out on a paper towel so they can dry. While they're drying, preheat your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Put your seeds on a cookie sheet and spray them with oil or a little melted butter. Then, add your preferred seasonings. Some tasty options include sea salt, garlic salt, fall seasonings (like cinnamon and all-spice), and pepper.

    Roast the seeds until they're golden-brown; this usually takes about 10 or 20 minutes. Stir them every 5 minutes so that they don't scorch. 
  1. Try a New Carving Technique
    Instead of breaking out your carving kit, grab a mallet and some spooky cookie cutters to carve your pumpkin. You'll want to scrape your pumpkin's walls so that they're about 3/4 of an inch thick. Position your cookie cutter in place, and tap it with the mallet until it's all the way through. Then, use a knife to carve around the cookie cutter and remove the cutout. You can do as many or as few as you'd like on the same pumpkin.
  1. Use Your Pumpkins as Planters
    Pumpkins make fantastic planters for your favorite autumn flowers. They're also quick and easy to make. If you're ready to add your home to the list of Lewisburg homes for sale, floral arrangements are a gorgeous way to greet potential buyers. Use a knife to remove the top of the pumpkin. Scoop out the pulp, and fill the pumpkin about halfway full with potting soil. Put your plants on top of the soil and add additional soil until the pumpkin is full. 
  1. Repurpose Your Pumpkins as Candles
    A fall-themed candle is an irresistible part of the season. Make your own festive-smelling candles with pumpkins. Remove the tops of the pumpkins, and scoop out the pulp. Put your candle wick at the bottom of the pumpkin, and use a pencil to hold it upright. Melt your wax and add a couple of drops of candle oil or cinnamon essential oil. Let the wax harden, trim your wicks, and enjoy your candle. 
  1. Bake a Batch of Pumpkin Cookies
    Pumpkin cookies are a delicious, easy-to-make fall treat. You can even customize the cookies with chocolate chips or cream cheese frosting for an added touch.

    You'll need about a cup of pumpkin for your recipe. Use it in place of canned pumpkin (cup for cup) in your favorite pumpkin cookie recipe. Or, try out this tasty recipe for soft pumpkin cookies

Want a home with more space for fall festivities? Contact us today to sell your home!

May
10

Central PA is home to some gorgeous scenery you'll want in your scrapbook. Here are the spots we think you should visit.

Maybe you want to add a few landscapes to your home art wall, or perhaps you're overdue for family pictures. May is National Photo Month, making it the perfect time to update your photography collection. Check out these scenic spots around the Susquehanna Valley that are ideal for snapping a few photos. Our real estate agents know that these locales will provide a terrific backdrop for your photos.

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April
12

Celebrate poetry month with a new book! Here are some great PA bookstores to check out.

April is National Poetry Month, making it a terrific time to pick out a book you've never read before. As you consider potential homes, look for an option where you can create a cozy reading nook to enjoy the works of your favorite writers and poets. After exploring Selinsgrove homes for sale, check out one of these shops to find a collection of poems to help you celebrate National Poetry Month. 

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January
18

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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December
14

As many small, family-owned businesses struggle to keep their doors open in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping local is more important now than ever! If you're like most people, the holidays might also be sneaking up on you — especially if you've been busy exploring Lewisburg homes for sale

Luckily, there are plenty of great local shops where you can find unique, last-minute holiday gifts. Here are a few we recommend.

  • Mercantile: 319 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
    The Mercantile specializes in gift items that are fresh, fun, and functional! Here you'll find kitchen and dining items, women's clothing, jewelry, handcrafted purses, and more. This shop is a staple of downtown Lewisburg, and it has been a local favorite since 1981. 

    They also have a personal shopper on staff who will help you find all the gifts you need. You can take advantage of this service either through FaceTime or a socially-distanced in-person appointment. They'll beautifully wrap your gifts for you, and they offer curbside pickup, free local delivery, and shipping.

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November
16

Coffee Shops for Espresso Day - Lewisburg, PA - Century 21 Mertz & Associates

According to Food & Wine, more Americans drink coffee these days than ever before. One big reason is the increased availability of espresso, which is coffee distilled down to its purest form. In honor of Espresso Day on Monday, Nov. 23, check out one of these amazing coffee shops near Lewisburg where our real estate agents get their daily pick-me-ups.

  • Amami Kitchen & Espresso Bar - 512 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837 The Italian word "amami" translates to "love me," which is exactly the emotion Amami Kitchen & Espresso Bar wants to inspire in its guests. Founded as a means of providing an authentic Italian experience near Lewisburg homes for sale, Amami's menu is anchored by its traditional espresso drinks. If you're hungry, try one of their comforting breakfast dishes, panini sandwiches, or healthy salads. Follow Amami on Facebook for news about special events such as Pizza Friday. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Tastecraft - 41 Broadway St., Milton, PA 17847
    After opening a specialty food market in 2016, the owners of Tastecraft pivoted to focus on the growing popularity of the coffee bar portion of the business. Today, Tastecraft serves top-quality coffee that's roasted in-house at their café, just down the street from Milton homes for sale. They also offer a light menu of salads and sandwiches as well as bagels, baked goods, and their signature macarons, which come in more than a dozen flavors. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, with local delivery available between 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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November
9

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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October
19

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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September
14

Pizza Shops - Lewisburg, PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

"Cooking Rule #1: If at first you don't succeed, order pizza." According to the Washington Post, 100 acres of pizza are consumed each day in America, so we clearly don't need an excuse to partake. When the craving strikes, our real estate agents suggest that you head for one of these amazing pizza joints around Lewisburg, PA.

  • Pizza Phi - 316 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
    The cleverly-named Pizza Phi is definitely at a Ph.D level when it comes to creative combinations. Their New York-style thin crust pizza comes in classic options such as Maui Waui, topped with ham and pineapple, and meat-free Botanic Garden, featuring mushrooms, green pepper, onions and broccoli. Adventurous diners love the Pennsylvania-centric options of cheesesteak pizza and pierogi pizza, generously slathered with a mixture of mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese sauce and bacon. Even the French fries come in several different varieties, including Old Bay and Cajun. Pizza Phi offers free delivery in a four-mile radius with a minimum order of $10.

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August
17

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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July
27

Patio Dining - Danville, PA - CENTURY 21 Mertz & Associates

As we get into the heart of the summer, our real estate agents believe that we could all use an evening enjoying dinner in our lovely warm weather. If you're looking for a place to grab a bite outdoors, grab a seat at on the patio of these restaurants around Danville.

  • Old Forge Brewing Company – 532 Mill St., Danville, PA 17821
    Forged by hand and crafted with pride, the Old Forge Brewing Company invites you to grab a beer and watch the sunset. If you're looking to munch on something with your brew, they've got French fries, soft pretzels, chicken wings, and cheese curds. We must admit though, their entrees are worth trying. With burgers made with local Tworkoski beef, chicken sandwiches with Blood Orange Gose jelly, and grilled fish tacos that make you feel like you're on the beach, Old Forge Brewing Company is a great spot for an outdoor dinner.

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June
23

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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