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THINGS TO DO IN THE BLOOMSBURG AREA

The area has activities for nearly every taste - local Pennsylvania wines, antiquing, hiking, water activities and scenic country roads dotted with farm markets. 

For information about local events in the region, visit Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau for up to date info about local happenings.

Winery

Wine Tastings

There is a long history of wine making in PA that started with William Penn.  A fun fact, Pennsylvania is 5th in the nation for wine production.  Some of the grapes that are at home in PA climate include Veltliner, Cabernet Franc and Teroldego.  There are many wineries in and around the Bloomsburg area, with many more within an hour drive, there are varietals for nearly every palate.  Come sample and enjoy the beautiful vistas of our local wineries.  

 

Visit www.pennsylvaniawine.com to learn more.

Antique Shop

Antiquing

Antiques, rustics and vintage items await you in the Central Pennsylvania region.  The region is dotted with shopping from the very small shop to expansive antique malls.  The semi annual Bloomsburg Antique show (www.RSGantiques.com) is held at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the second weekend of March and November.  An added bonus, the show is within walking distance of Elmdale Inn.  Your perfect find awaits you.

 

Additional information about local antiquing  - www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com

Hiking

Hiking

 A casual stroll, leisurely bike ride or a vigorous hike are all available in the Bloomsburg area.  Central Pennsylvania has many scenic vistas perfect for a getaway whether you walk, bike or run we have the spot for you.  Montour Preserve (Montourpreserve.org) and Rickett’s Glen (dcnr.pa.gov) state park are two of the area’s popular destinations.

Group Kayaking Trip

Water Activities

Located along the Susquehanna River, the area boasts ample opportunities for water sports on the river or its many streams and lakes.  Bring your kayak (or rent one) for a paddle or just roll up your pant legs for a relaxing wade in the water.  Want to try your hand at fishing, bring your pole to join the fly fisherman that dot the streams filled with trout.  Don't want to get wet, find a peaceful bank and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the water.

Couple Buying Asparagus

Farm Markets

Bloomsburg is surrounded by agriculture and farming.  Nothing is more special than that summer visit to the local farm markets.  Fresh tomatoes and corn for that summer picnic, strawberries for that perfect shortcake or sweet apples and cider are all abundant at our local markets.  Fall brings beautiful sunflowers, pumpkins and gourds.  Our farm markets are always a colorful and tasty experience.