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The Importance of Teambuilding in 2022

It’s been a little over two years since COVID hit, and if you haven’t heard of COVID by now, you should get out more. When the pandemic began, we lost connection with a lot of people, and for many of us it meant we were isolated in our houses, or maybe cooped up with family….

Is Ziplining On Your Bucket List? Here’s Why You Have To Cross It Off ASAP.

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If you’ve never gone ziplining before, it’s an experience like no other. Ziplines are becoming an increasingly popular way to experience the world from a bird’s eye view. They offer participants the chance to view incredible scenery from above, experience fun outdoor adventures, make memories with friends and family, and more.  If you love a…

5 Adventurous Activities to Include in Your Retreat

How can you bring adventure to your retreat this year? At Refreshing Mountain, we love to answer  the call of the wild with many of our activities found at Refreshing Mountain. Whether you are here just for the day with your group, or you are here for a weekend, we have some great activities in…

Best Indoor Activities for Large Groups

Whether you have a group of ten or one hundred, it can be interesting trying to find some games that work for everyone (or, at least, most people). If it’s a rainy day or dreary outside, some of those recreational activities may require a little more creativity if you weren’t planning on the weather change….

It’s Snowing! Three Activities to Do When It’s Snowing

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s below freezing, and the precipitation comes down to the earth as snow. Whether you’re more of an indoor person—or whether you are a snow bunny like myself—there are multitudes of activities you can do to enjoy this wonderful snow day here at our cabins. Of course, you…

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…

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…

Looking for an Outdoor Family Getaway?

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Outdoor Family Getaways A family overnight getaway is an eagerly anticipated event that provides both fun and wonderful lasting memories if planned and organized correctly. The tricky part comes in finding an option that suits both your budget and individual interests for every member of the family. A vacation getaway focused on the outdoors is…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Wildlife Center Director here at Refreshing Mountain, though he originally got his start at Refreshing Mountain when he was 16 years old, working in the housekeeping department. That same summer he was given the chance to work in the activities department and immediately loved it. Through that opportunity he realized how…

Creating Memories and Family Bonding Experiences

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If you are on the lookout for family bonding opportunities that create lasting memories, look no further than Lancaster’s Refreshing Mountain.  It’s the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones and experience new and exciting moments that deepen your familial bonds. Even extremely tight-knit families will find value in a Refreshing Mountain…