Whatever Floats Your KAYAK!

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Can you believe we are heading into August already? What a great – albeit fast – summer it has been so far! It is the perfect time to make the most of the next few weeks of summer and do all the fun outdoor activities our amazing Lancaster County has to offer! We know exactly where you should start… Shank’s Mare!

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Are you a fan of water sports? Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, Shank’s Mare has something for the whole family!

Located on the shores of the Susquehanna River, Shank’s Mare Outfitters offers sales and rentals of countless outdoor activities. They specialize in the sales and rentals of kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, along with a full schedule of classes you won’t want to miss out on.

For the beginners: If you’ve ever wanted to give kayaking or stand up paddle boarding a try, this is the place to do it! Sign up for a private lesson or get a group together to kayak alongside instructors at one of their guided outings.

For the pros: If you’re feeling brave, try their Yoga class. But wait…it’s on a paddle board…actually over a shallow area of the river. Talk about a workout! I can’t personally recommend this one from experience, because I can promise you I haven’t tried it before… but if you do, you need to share a picture with us after.

For EVERYONE! Paddle & Pizza with John Wright Restaurant is offered every other Wednesday night in the summer. What better reward for a nice kayak workout than pizza (besides cocktails)!

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Shank’s Mare’s motto is to………….GO PLAY OUTSIDE! And they are sure to give your family all the tools needed to go do just that! So get out there and make some great memories!

Be sure to call 717-252-1616 to make rental reservations and ask about signing up for a class. All classes require you to register in advance.

For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com. No home is too big or too small for our team.

Mt. Gretna ~ A Hidden Oasis

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At the beginning of every summer, my family compiles a list of activities we want to accomplish before the season ends. We get really creative and add things that we’ve never tried (such as OGO Balling – more on that in another post!)  But one activity that is on our summer “to do” list every single year is a visit to Mount Gretna. Now is the perfect time to go!

Mount Gretna is truly one of Central Pennsylvania’s hidden gems. An 18-mile drive from downtown Lancaster will instantly make you feel like you’ve traveled hours away. It’s always cooler in temperature, completely shaded by tree canopies overhead, and offers visitors the quaintest small town in the area.

Pennsylvania Chautauqua Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

Not only is it full of charm, Mt. Gretna is a summer staple because of the activities it has to offer.

Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach

In need of some diversion from going to the pool? Why not visit the Mt. Gretna lake? This is the perfect place for families to spend a summer day. There are lifeguards stationed around, kids dock to swim to, 8 acres of beach and lawn to sprawl out on, and a snack bar. For the older kids (or yourself, if you are adventurous!) try kayaking, jump off the high dive, go on the swing in the middle of the lake, or climb on the giant oversized chair and snap a picture. You’ll want to remember what a fun day you had!

The lake is open between May 27-Sept 4, from 11:30am to 6:30 pm. Due to capacity limits, admission tickets must be pre-purchased. To purchase tickets, visit: https://mtgretnalake.com/

Gretna Emporium

If you like shopping for little tchotchkes, you can’t miss the Gretna Emporium. It is overflowing with eclectic gifts and souvenirs and there is surely something that will catch your eye!

Open daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm.

Mt Gretna Theater

Whether you’re a fan of theater or not, you will love this charming, not-for-profit theater. Enjoy a mix of Broadway musicals and comedies in America’s oldest open air Summer Theatre. Saturday mornings offer theater productions for children!

Gretna Theatre in Mt. Gretna

Tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office (717-964-3627) or in-person at the theater.

Jigger Shop

Saved the best for last! The words “Jigger Shop” are truly synonymous with summer in our house and you’ll see why after your first visit. Step back in time and into this old-fashioned ice cream parlor, which offers everything from burgers, sandwiches, and salads to ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.  After all, it’s been around for 100 years – you know it has to be special!

**Wolf Family Tips**

  • They have the best root beer in frosty mugs, fresh beignets, and loaded fries!
  • Go EARLY – the line can wrap around the building!
  • Dog Friendly!

Your perfect summer escape is waiting for you under the trees of Mt. Gretna. Make sure to plan your visit before summer ends!!!

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For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com. No home is too big or too small for our team.

A REEL Good Time!

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Have you returned to movie theaters since Covid hit? If you are looking for something to do on one of the rainy days we are expected to have this week, or wanting an escape from the 95 degree heat, check out Reel Cinemas – Lancaster!

Reel Cinemas, located 1500 Christopher Place in The Crossings at Conestoga Creek (by Wegmans), opened in 2020 just before Covid struck. Since reopening, they have implemented safety protocols such as distanced seating between parties. If that’s not enough, you even have the option to have a private screening by reserving an entire auditorium for groups of up to 50 people!

One thing that stands out about Reel Cinemas is their PROMOTIONS! Who doesn’t love a discount?!

  • Tightwad Tuesday – $6 admissions ALL DAY!
  • Before 4 pm – matinee prices for $10.50

***MONEY SAVING TIP: Pre-purchasing your tickets on Fandango allows you to pick your seats online after purchasing AND is cheaper than buying tickets at the theater. (Groupon does not allow you to select your seats online).

One thing our family loves to do together is watch movies, and we really missed watching new releases during the pandemic. There is nothing better than sitting in a dark theater, watching a movie while munching on buttery popcorn! But something perhaps even BETTER than Reel Cinema’s promotions… is their food. Their menu goes far beyond popcorn and candy: they offer appetizers, entrees, desserts AND they deliver it to you at your seat.

They also have a FULL BAR. We know we got your attention now!!!!

Currently, Reel Cinemas is offering seven movies with multiple show times. Go to their website to see their offerings and plan your next movie escape: https://www.rclancaster.com/Browsing/Cinemas/Details/lancaster and let us know how your experience was!

For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com. No home is too big or too small for our team.

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  • Cinema Treasures
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Berry Blasts

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the best spot to pick fresh produce! 

Located at 911 Disston View Drive in Lancaster you will find Shenk’s Berry Farm the best place to pick your own strawberries, raspberries and shop at a market! A family farm started in the 80’s. A small farm has cows, sheep and so many fresh fruits and vegetables you can enjoy all year round. The crops are sold at picking your own so you can find the best berries! If you want vegetables swing over to their market from July through November to stock up on delicious greens. The market is located in Philadelphia as well! All the fruits and vegetables are grown by the family, cultivated and cared for with incredible farm practices. 

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If you go to their website you can follow the calendar to see what is in season for picking from raspberries to blueberries. You can meet all your berry cravings in one spot while having fun while doing it! 

Raspberries season starts in June and pints go for $3.25 while a court goes for $6.00 talk about a deal! The strawberries go for $3.25 a quart as well and they accept cash, checks or FMNP vouchers! 

Picking hours vary so it is important to check their website before arriving. To pick your berries you check in at the gazebo, wash your hands and get a box to fill for your own. When you are done picking in the field you can return to the gazebo to pay for your crops! 

This is a great way to spend your morning, take your children out, or enjoy a day in the sun trying something new. This is a fun way to see where your produce is coming from instead of just grabbing it off the grocery shelf, and it’s an outing for the family or friends. Plus doesn’t it taste great enjoying what you picked…talk about a delicious summer treat.

Maybe you are using your berries for a smoothing, summer salad or delicious sweet dessert the options are endless! Maybe try making your own jam for the fall and winter months with your leftovers! Pick too much and unsure what to do with them? Give some to your new neighbors a great conversation starter to share how wonderful our Lancaster County is or check out Shenk Berry Farm’s website section of “Berry Good Ideas” for ways to use your delicious produce! 

Thinking of a way to spend your Saturday morning? Why not check out this local farm and see what it is all about? You will not be disappointed!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy fresh produce all year round! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com no home is too big or too small for our team. Wolf and Webb: Where People are the Key!

A Barn Load of Fun

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the Barn you won’t want to miss!

Located at 262 Hopeland Road, Lititz Pennsylvania you will find a breathtaking barn with space to enjoy good company and delicious food! The farm has been in Lancaster since the 18th century and the history behind this place is truly magnificent. From ironwork, farm animals, financial backgrounds to a restaurant there is so much to learn about our beautiful county from spaces like The Barns at Elizabeth Farms.

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Join in the fun by attending one of the Farm-to-Table meals this summer. On Saturdays you can enjoy fresh, local ingredients right from the farm! What is incredible about the farm to table experience is that nothing is preserved or processed; you can’t get anything better! Bring some family or friends to enjoy the venue, live music, great drinks and sometimes trivia! 

There is something for everyone from chicken frites, to pork rinds and more your mouth will be watering! 

You can pick from five proteins, four sauces and five sides. A great one is the Pork burger served with farm fries or their mushroom steak with a side of charred asparagus…delicious! After a great meal why not treat yourself to one of their delicious desserts from gluten free to vegan options there is something for everyone all coming from the delicious Cake and Cup Bake Shoppe! Lavender Raw Cake, whoopie pies or a salted caramel cupcake what a way to enjoy a nice evening out! A wonderful add on to the menu is the partnerships with local winery Moon Dancer, local beers, fresh tea and lemonade…the perfect beverages for a hot summer day! The bar within the barn is an experience in itself with local drinks and a rotating seasonal menu you can pop over to enjoy a drink or two inside and outside with some friends! Relaxing spots with exposed brick, beams and wood makes enjoying your cocktail that much better. The staff are friendly and kind with a great knowledge of the local drinks on tap. Who knows you might find your new go to summer drink! 

Have you fallen in love yet? Consider hosting your next event at the barn from weddings, birthdays and retirement parties. 350 acres of preserved farmland is an incredible space to host your next event! You can even see examples of incredible weddings on their website to spark your ideas…cocktail hours, corn-hole, reception, and the best photos you can imagine!

If the menu and history is not enough to get you excited for the barn why not go see it for yourself! The atmosphere created by the employees is inviting and warm. The barn is a great way to enjoy a meal out, or celebrate a special day with your loved ones…I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible new food dishes, views and fun whenever you want! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com no home is too big or too small for our team. Wolf and Webb: Where People are the Key!