By Sammi Hummer ’17, Staff Writer
The weather is changing and so are the activities available in Central Pennsylvania.
With the weather changing, it’s time to leave the dorm room and enjoy the outdoors. Depending on one’s interest, one has an abundance of activities to do this spring.
If the exercising is an interest, hiking might be an option to go with.
Carolyne Bethel, a junior music business major, says that if she isn’t inside her dorm room watching Netflix, she’s outside hiking with friends.
“My favorite places to hike are Quittie Park or Governor Dick, they’re really beautiful places to go,” Bethel said. “They’re both relatively close to LVC and if you want some fresh air or exercise while getting a break from school work, I would highly recommend going.”
Hiking is not the only outdoor activity found in PA. Depending on what type of activities one wants to partake in, Hershey is home to a few different options.
Adventure Sports is opening for the season on April 1. There are many activities that are offered here, including mini golf, go-karts, laser tag, batting cages, miniature golf and an arcade. All of these things vary in price.
Daniel Sweeney, a sophomore accounting major, has been frequenting Adventure Sports for many years.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at the driving range,” Sweeney said. “It’s a cool thing that my buddies and I do when it’s cool in April – they has have really good ice cream which is a selling point.”
Another option in Hershey is Springtime in the Park. Hersheypark will be opening for two weekends, April 8-9 and April 14-16 for their spring season. During these weekends, Hersheypark will be debuting it’s newest ride, the Hershey Triple Tower, and it will also be opening it’s very own Chick-fil-A.
In the area, there are also a few minor league baseball teams to cheer on. The Harrisburg Senators, Lancaster Barnstormers and the Reading Fightin Phils all begin their seasons in April.