Find Your Outdoor Adventure In Hershey Pennsylvania! #HersheyPA @HersheyPA #Ad



    As many of you know, I had the wonderful opportunity recently to spend the weekend in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania.  A few weeks ago, I shared with you some of the delicious dining options and hotel accommodations in a post to help each one of you find your sweet escape.


    This week, I wanted to discuss all of the outdoor adventures that you can have with your family in Hershey.  During the spring and summer months, is the best time of the year to get out and experience all of the fun outdoor activities that Hershey has to offer.


    By far, one of my favorite parts of my weekend trip to Hershey was our visit to ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark.  They offer a variety of behind-the-scenes tours for those who are curious about what happens at the zoo during the early morning hours and after it closes.


    We were treated to an After-Hours Tour where we joined ZooAmerica Naturalists or a personal tour through the Zoo, including an insider’s look at the Animal Health Center and a flashlight tour through the animal buildings.  During the tour, we fed the otters, held an owl, touched a reptile, and even fed some Black Bears .  It was so intriguing to be able to interact with the animals after-hours and to learn so much about their daily life at the zoo.


    The Hersheypark Camping Resort really opened my eyes to the endless possibilities for outdoor activities  whether you enjoy the camping experience in an RV, by staying in a rented cabin, or camping in a tent under the open sky and basking in the beauty that is Hershey all year-round.


    I was so impressed by how luxurious their Deluxe Cabins are, offering basic features from electric and Heat/AC, to deluxe accommodations like indoor plumbing and a full kitchen.  




    While there, I enjoyed making S’Mores outdoors using an outdoor fire pit.  My boys would be right in their element since the Camping Resort also offers two swimming pools and a kiddie pool as well as:

  • Indoor game room
  • Multiple playgrounds
  • Basketball, volleyball courts, and shuffleboard courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Movie nights, live entertainment…and so much more!


    Opening May 26, we will all be able to discover the sweetest pool complex ever, Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge!  


    Imagine 30,000 square feet of family fun including a strawberry slide down Twizzlers Twists water slides and a chocolate peanut butter adventure across Reese’s Water Walk!  Kids and teens can jump in while we adults just relax poolside at Cocoa Cabana.  


    The whole family can enjoy sweet interactive water features including a zero entry pool, sand castle spray zone, lighthouse tipping bucket, basketball hoops, and more!


    Let me add that one of the things that meant a lot to me, as a Leukemia Survivor who has some physical disabilities, that every indoor and outdoor attraction at Hershey was fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  


    They have really taken into consideration making every activity inclusive of every single member of every single family.  Guests are able to rent a wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) at Hersheypark which allows everyone, even those with limited mobility like I am, to enjoy the entire park.  This was the first time that I was able to spend the entire day at an amusement park without worrying about not being able to get around due to the bone pain that I suffer from.


    Whether you are old or young, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  It is the perfect place to create those memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime.  So what are you waiting for?  This summer, find your perfect outdoor adventure in Hershey!

Let’s Discuss:  Which one of the activities at Hershey would be your family’s perfect outdoor adventure?

Disclosure: I received complimentary lodging, entertaiment and meals as part of a Press Trip from Hershey. As always our opinions are 100% our own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. I visited Hersheypark with my boys just under two years ago. It was a great way to spend the day with the family and we had a lot of fun.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    We took the kids to Hershey Park last summer for the first time & are looking forward to a return trip there in 2017!

  3. Oh my, that would be so cool to hold an owl! A gator not so much, but the owl certainly!

  4. I didn’t realize how extensive it was and how much there was to do. I’m really impressed and want to go play!

  5. I remember taking our sons to Hershey Park many many years ago and we had a great time. It was only a few hours from the house and my grandmother was still with us so we didn’t stay overnight. Lots of fun and chocolate!

    • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

      We didn’t stay overnight when we went last year, but I would love to next year when we go back.

  6. Catherine S says

    This looks like a great place to visit. My son would love to go to the water park.

  7. This looks like such a great vacation for a family! Those cabins look awesome, as does the waterpark!

  8. Rachelle says

    I’ve always wanted to go to Hershey park! Those cabins look like so much fun!

  9. What an amazing family vacation location! My kids would have a blast there!

  10. LOVE owls so I was all excited seeing the photo you shared and hearing about that part of your trip! Hershey Park looks like a blast for kids! Thanks for all the info about this trip!

  11. Love hearing about this trip because I think I’m going to plan a trip there soon. You’re giving me great ideas! Great Post!

  12. Wow! Looks like a ton of fun! Maybe one day we will take the kids! I definitely would be snacking on some s’mores!

  13. The pool complex looks like it’s going to be amazing! We did a day trip through Hershey three years ago and it was such a great time. I need to get my family back up there.

  14. We love Hershey, PA! Your trip looks like a lot of fun. The S’mores, divine!! Hershey Park sounds like a kids’ dream vacation!

  15. Hershey Park sounds like so much fun! I love the accommodations, and I love all those animals! That owl is so cool looking.

  16. How cute. This looks like such a fun trip. I love this as a fun summer getaway.

  17. Can someone take me to Hershey’s world right now? A I love chocolate and I love rides, what is not to love?

  18. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    We have family that lives in Hershey. I used to loved visiting growing up!

  19. Jeanine says

    Looks like so much fun! I loved following along with your socials for this trip. Looks like a prime location with lots to do!

  20. Oh, that owl is so cute. Looks like you had a fun adventure in Hershey. Thanks for sharing all the great places to visit.

  21. I lived in NYC all that time and never made it to Hershey Park. I guess I might have to make a trip there the next time we’re in Brooklyn which might be this summer. We’ll see how it goes. So much to do there although I might just do a day trip.

  22. The more and more I read about this place, the more I want to go! This looks amazing!

  23. Wow looks like you had an amazing time! I’ve never been and it’s unlikely I’ll get there (I’d rather go on a big vacation to somewhere like Hawaii!)

  24. We have always wanted to head out that way! It would be such a fun trip!

  25. Looks like a great place to vacation with kids. Definitely need to check it out.

  26. Wow, this place looks awesome. Love the animals and the pool Might be a great adventure.

  27. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Hershey, Pennsylvania looks like a fun place. I will be in the area later this year. I will have to check it out.

  28. That’s quite a fun adventure. I’ve always wanted to go to the Hersheypark! Love the fact that they make it accessible to people with limited mobility!

  29. I had no idea there was so much in Hershey! My boys would LOVE it all.

  30. We love it when traveling and destinations include a lot of outside time. There’s so much to do and see. Too much to stay indoors.

  31. Sounds like an amazing place to visit. I love the owl picture. SO cute!

  32. I went to Hersheypark with my boys for the first time last summer. It was amazing! We didn’t make it to ZooAmerica, and I had no idea there was a waterpark or camping area. We’re not too far from there, so I need to find out more about having that kind of fun up there!

  33. You are so awesome! And a real tough cookie… holding all of the scary creatures? WOW! BestMommaEVER! Looks like it was a great time though!

  34. I love those cabins! I am so glad you showed a few more pictures of them.
    And is that a tiny owl? It looks like ZooAmerica would be a lot of fun.

  35. Ron Leyba says

    Wow! That close encounter with the alligator is amazing. Love all the outdoor adventure you featured here.

  36. Oh my! This looks like so much fun! Those cabins are awesome. I have been trying to find something for my family to do this summer, this might be it!

  37. My daughter made Hershey, PA a large part of their honeymoon plans. They loved it and plan to visit again sometime.

  38. Hubby and I were just discussing how we are overdue for a family vacation. I hope I can talk him into visiting Hershey!

  39. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg how much fun did y’all have?!?! We love Hersheypark. We live a few hours away so we alway try to go once every summer!

  40. Wow, looks like you all had a great time! I have often wondered if the Hersheypark was fun since it’s only the next state over – good to know.

  41. Looks fun! I’ve never been before but it is on my list! The water park looks amazing!

  42. What an incredibly detailed post with options for everyone. I’m curious how accessible the park and different lodging options are.

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