Getting The Most Out of the End of Summer in Pennsylvania

September in Pennsylvania means summer is winding down. Beautiful amber and magenta leaves are arriving, but we still have plenty of comfortable (or even warm) days left this month. Make the most of summer before the weather changes. Here are several local outdoor activities to enjoy before the season ends!

Final Fishing Of The Season

The end of summer is a great time to catch walleye, bass and crappies in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fisher or you’ve never picked up a pole! Hunting season draws people away from the water and into the woods. So there are plenty of prime fishing holes ready for amateur and advanced sportsmen and women.

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission makes getting your fishing license easy. It’s affordable to get a license that’s good for the entire year. Anyone over the age of 16 will need a license before your lures hit the water.

Historical Day Trips

The Keystone State gets its nickname from the founding role it played in American history. If you’re a history buff, dozens of legendary sites are just a short drive from your Gemcraft home.

These top 10 historic Pennsylvania destinations make for a great day trip. From Philadelphia, to Pittsburg and the Great Lakes, take a walk through time and experience old-world Americana.

End Of Season Camping

Outdoor enthusiasts find inspiration in the wild countryside of Pennsylvania. With the Appalachian Mountains intersecting the state, there’s no shortage of national parks and campsites to visit. Gather your family and plan a relaxing weekend in the great outdoors before it gets too cold!

From tenting, to RV camping, and cabin-style glamping, there’s no reason to wait until next year. Check out these 8 premier camping sites in the state. Gather around the fire, listen to the sounds of nature, and watch the leaves change colors while you still can. Find a hike or swimming hole and make your reservation at a national park here.

Philly Food Adventures

Philadelphia is well-known for its cheesesteaks—and a sunny Saturday afternoon is perfect for sampling the best the city has to offer! Take the family on a 5-mile Segway tour while tasting mouth watering Philly cheesesteaks.

Looking for a more adult-friendly adventure? Grab a small group of your over-21 friends for a pub-crawl tour of the best Philadelphia breweries. Learn the history of local beers and sample brews based on your group’s flavor preferences.

For a sophisticated evening, ride aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. See the city skyline on the glistening sun-kissed waters of the Delaware River. With panoramic views and delicious buffet food, it’s a picturesque way to watch the sun set on summer.

Gemcraft Homes builds new homes throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. After spending your final days of summer touring these local attractions, you might just fall in love with the area! We can help you find your dream home or build on your picture-perfect lot. Connect with our team to make your home in stunning Pennsylvania.