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Venomous Snakes at Refreshing Mountain’s Wildlife Center

Learn About North American Venomous Snakes and More Did you know that part of our wildlife center’s collection features North American venomous snakes? Currently on exhibit are 6 species of Rattlesnakes and 2 Northern Copperheads. We also have on exhibit a Gila Monster (one of the only venomous lizards in the world), and a Baron’s…

5 Free Things To Do Near Refreshing Mountain

When staying at a cabin at Refreshing Mountain, you may want to do some off-site activities that are fun, but that do not bite into your vacation budget. Below is a list of 5 outdoor places our staff recommend as free activities and are close to Refreshing Mountain! Middle Creek Located 7 minutes from Refreshing…

Delicious Recipes with Pumpkin

Autumn has arrived and with it has come crisp fall weather, multi-colored leaves, and all things pumpkin! Pumpkins are a beautiful fall decoration, they make zip lining more fun, and they are very nutritious! Pumpkins contain minerals such as calcium and magnesium and vitamins including vitamin E, C, and B. These vitamins play a role…

Farm Animal Experience at Refreshing Mountain

Looking for an opportunity to see what life is like on a farm? Refreshing Mountain offers guests a guided tour that will take you to each of our animal enclosures. We have horses, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs and other adorable animals that guests may hold, pet, feed and groom. This experience is filled with fun…

A Few Ways Refreshing Mountain is Helping the Environment

Keeping it Green Refreshing Mountain is located in Stevens, Pa on 100 acres of beautiful woodland. We appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and the peace and tranquility that being in nature provides. We believe that it is important to take care of nature by doing what we can to save energy and reuse waste….

Refreshing Experience Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Overhead View of Refreshing Mountain

Looking to the Future Updated May 11, 2020. We have been following state and federal recommendations to curve the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus. On March 17, we closed our facilities for all activities and overnight retreats per Governor Wolf’s restrictions for non-essential businesses. Following Governor Wolf’s announcement on April 27, we were given the “green light”…

10 Best Family Fall Activities in Lancaster PA

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Fall activities in Lancaster County cover a wide range of things to do and unique experiences. Whether you stay for several days or visit for a day, spend the Autumn season immersing your family in everything the Lancaster area has to offer. Top 10 Fall Activities in Lancaster, PA Here are 10 fall things to do…

Choosing a Corporate Teambuilding Event

Teambuilding is like a sandwich – lots of options without a clear definition for its content (Ham? Reuben? Bologna?).  Sandwiches are also delicious; though that’s beside the point of this post.   Choosing a corporate teambuilding event begins by understanding the intended outcome of events.  The intended outcome should be the starting point of any event…

Trust at Work: What Trust Can Do for the Workplace

There’s nothing quite like a good Trust Fall to establish discomfort and raise insecurities in a team.  (Not familiar with the Trust Fall?  There are some YouTube videos or Google images that could catch you up.)  Though often associated with team building, Trust Falls have become an outdated and rarely used element for building trust…