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    Bring the Family | Winter 2022

    They days may be shorter, but adventure is still all around us. Grab a coat and round up the whole family—Garden Spot Village resident Evelyn Hershey and her granddaughter, Sochima, explored five spots to inspire you to bundle up and love local this season.


    Bring the Family is a special section sponsored by our friends at Garden Spot Village, who are passionate about living life to the fullest. They believe in offering opportunities to live and thrive in community because creating a meaningful future never ends.



    North Museum of Nature & Science

    400 College Avenue | 717.358.3941


    Let your inner scientist come out to play at the North Museum! With rotating exhibits, special events, and activity packs to bring home, North Museum has ways for everyone to learn something new.

    Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor

    118 North Water Street, Suite 102 | 717.392.6011


    Your eyes will widen with delight when you step inside Miesse Candies. With chocolates galore and a vintage 12-foot soda fountain, it’s the perfect spot to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

    Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio

    118 North Water Street, Suite 101 | 717.945.6933


    After your ice cream trip, stop in next door at Friendship Heart Gallery where the walls are bursting with color and artistic talent. Every piece in the gallery is created in the back room studio by Friendship Community’s Heart Artists.

    32 North Queen Street | 717.509.5700


    While the kids discover the magic in every corner, parents and grandparents can rest assured that everything is handpicked for quality and fun. BellaBoo is the perfect spot for children’s shopping—from specialty toys to beautiful clothing to everyday essentials.

    Historic Rock Ford

    881 Rockford Road | 717.392.7223


    Learn more about the place around you when you stop by Historic Rock Ford. With exhibits about early Lancaster County living and sprawling grounds to explore, take the family on a tour from April to October each year. Follow Historic Rock Ford for updates on their Yuletide event in December.