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Summertime Activities

100 Fun Family Summertime Activities
Go camping in your backyard. Check out the summer activities that Cowans Gap has to offer 485-3948: DiscoverE programs are available for children ages 4-17. Go paddle boating or canoeing at Cowans Gap or Raystown Lake. Go fishing. Explore the Pike to Bike trail in Breezewood. Visit Mt. Parnell Fisheries located at 1574 Fort Loudon Rd. Mercersburg, PA 17236. Blow bubbles. Make s’mores by a campfire. Play a game of soccer outside. Have a water fight. Visit Lincoln Caverns located at 7703 William Penn Highway Huntingdon, PA 16652: 814-643-0268. Take a ride on the East Broad Top train: 814-447-3001. Have a picnic. Visit the McConnellsburg Lions Club Park. Check out what bugs you have in your backyard. Go birdwatching. Go to the historic Burnt Cabins Grist Mill. Take in all that Saunderosa Campground, 5909 Little Cove Rd Mercersburg, PA 17236, has to offer: camping, swimming pool with a kiddie pool, miniature golf, playground, hiking, game room, and horseshoes, give them a call at 717-328-2216. Visit Scenic Meadow Grounds Lake. Go explore Whitetail Resort in the summer: they offer summer biking, hiking, and chair lift service to the summit. Go swimming at Great Cove Golf Course. Set up a lemonade stand. Go to the free movie nights every 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg. Attend the teen nights the last Friday of each month from 6-8pm at the Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg. Participate in the summer reading program at the Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg: kickoff is June 17th at 10am in the Community Room. Bike the C&O Canal in Hancock, MD. Take time to fly a kite. Plant a small garden. Help wash a friend or relative’s car. Play jump rope. Visit the Wild River Water Park located at Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge: 814-658-3500. Visit a farm. Create a scrapbook. Read books together. Try a new recipe. Attend the Strawberry Festival June 10-11 in McConnellsburg. Look into joining a summer baseball or softball league. Play tennis at the McConnellsburg Lions Club Park. Look into taking swimming lessons. Write a letter to your best friend. Take pictures. Write a journal. Find 10 different flowers. Create an obstacle course in your backyard. Have a treasure hunt in your backyard. Learn a new sport. Learn about recycling. Have a family game night. Build a sandcastle. Make a bird feeder. Host a sleepover. Write a book. Make puppets. Look into taking a kids class at Hagerstown Community College. Make homemade ice cream. Paint a picture using grass, leaves, and sticks as paint brushes. Start a collection. Re-decorate your room. Play Brain Teasers. Draw with sidewalk chalk. Hula-hoop. Make music together. Play store. Make a slip n’ slide. Build a rock garden. Go to yard sales. Run through the sprinkler. Make homemade play-dough. Build a fort in your living room. Have a pajama day. Volunteer. Play dress-up. Rent a movie. Play backyard bowling. Check out a minor league baseball game like the Hagerstown Suns. Make your own instrument. Play hopscotch with friends. Help a neighbor with yard work. Make a sailboat and sail it in a nearby stream. Feed fish and ducks at a nearby pond or lake. Stargaze and learn about the constellations. Play tag with friends/family. Take a dog for a walk. Give your dog a bath. Make a Root Beer float. Go swinging at a park. Make popsicles. Tye-dye an old tee-shirt with Kool Aide. Catch lightening bugs. Play Frisbee. Watch the sunset. Make a collage with old magazines. Hike and check out the scenic views on the Thousand Steps trail in Mount Union. Visit the Rockhill Trolley Museum and take a ride on a trolley located at 430 Meadow St. Rockhill Furnace PA 17249: 814-447-9576. Look into taking horseback riding lessons. Pick your own berries at Trayers Greenhouse and Farm Market located at 11452 Welsh Run Rd. Mercersburg, PA 17236: 717-328-2456. Make sand art. Look for four leaf clovers in your backyard. Play kickball with friends/family. Make summertime jewelry.

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