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Will I Need An Extra Set of Boxers? And Other First-Time Ziplining Questions

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Free Guide to Ziplining for the First Time While folks considering ziplining near Philadelphia, PA have lots of questions, there are some queries that come up more often than others. Here’s a look at some of the most oft-asked questions: How scary is ziplining? Well, it’s pretty exhilarating, but you don’t need to worry about…

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 Bio for Matt Shenk

Matt Shenk began working part time at Refreshing Mountain in 2011 as a zipline tour guide through a friend that was also a tour guide. In 2014, when he graduated from high school, Matt joined the full time staff and continued to be a tour guide but also started to work on course maintenance, general…

Storm Repair Update: Local Attraction Will Stay Open Despite Storm Damage

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Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in Stevens, PA took a major hit from a recent wind storm that hit Lancaster County, but that doesn’t mean they are closing up shop. “We were hit pretty hard,” said Justin Harnish, Director of the family adventure and retreat center. “Several of our outdoor activities will need to…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin is the Head Cook and Kitchen Supervisor. He began this position in March of 2016 after working most recently at Willow Valley Communities as a Culinary Supervisor. He also brings with him experience from working in several restaurants. Wayne started cooking when he was a senior in high school and attended Lancaster County…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Colleen Watson

Colleen has the honorary distinction of being the longest employed staff member at Refreshing Mountain. Originally she was working for her brother-in-law who was Refreshing Mountain’s accountant.  But then, 30 years ago, Colleen transitioned to being an employee of Refreshing Mountain to keep the books. Part of Colleen’s “reward” for being a long time employee is…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Nature Program Coordinator 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…

Press Release: Refreshing Mountain Unveils New Family Activity Packages

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center unveils new family activity packages for its upcoming season. Quality family time just got a lot more adventurous with the addition of new Family Packages designed for every age group to enjoy. Families can choose from three different packages: Discovery Package: Experience a mixture of…

Splash Your Way To Family Fun This Summer

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A day full of fun and family activities The 2016 summer season is almost here, and we are celebrating the opening of our community pool on May 14th. This year is filled with tons of activities for families, groups, and kids of all ages. Here at Refreshing Mountain, we know the importance of fun, and…

News Release: New Live Animal Display Brings Even More Adventure to Lancaster County

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – A newly constructed Nature Center at Refreshing Mountain in Lancaster County, PA features more than 20 new live animal displays. These brand new animal displays include exotic and native reptiles and amphibians, as well as, exhibits from PA woodlands including furs, nests, eggs, antlers, skulls, and more. During a visit to…

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