Send Pests Packing in Harrisburg
Harrisburg is the kind of place that grows on you with time. The small city surrounded by small towns finds a way into your heart with its hardworking people, independent businesses, beautiful scenery, and rich history. Home to about 50,000 Pennsylvanians, Harrisburg is the state's capital and the center of the Lower Susquehanna Valley.
Harrisburg played an important role in U.S. history, including the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. There are many places to visit if you want to learn more about these eras, including the National Civil War Museum. In association with the Smithsonian Institute, this museum seeks to portray an unbiased history of the war. In addition to the museum, you will find various monuments and statues dedicated to the area's history all throughout the city.
The most exciting event of the year, as surprising as it may be to outsiders, is certainly the Farm Show. The Farm Show has occurred in Central PA every year since 1917, and brings in around 500,000 guests. Grab some fried cheese curds and head on over to the 1,000-pound butter sculpture; visit with countless animals, watch the rodeo, and sample local wines. There's a lot to do, and most people visit more than once each season. Even when the Farm Show isn't in town, The Farm Show Complex hosts other events including craft fairs, bazaars, and flea markets.
For a night on the town, you'll find the hustle and bustle on 2nd Street. Filled with bars and restaurants, there are many things to do on a weekend evening. The Federal Taphouse is one of the best spots in town for a cold brew and delicious food, and The Vegetable Hunter is a renowned spot for plant-based meals. If you want to catch the game - and fight over which PA city to support - Arooga's serves up amazing wings.
Quiet Saturday mornings are best spent walking along the Susquehanna. Head over to Midtown Scholar for a cup of coffee and a breakfast pastry, and get lost in the books. A maze of rooms filled with used titles, Midtown Scholar invites you to attend book signings, children's programs, poetry slams, and a myriad of other local events. From here, if you just cross the street, you'll be in Broad Street Market, which is the best place to pick up some local Amish treats. From fresh honey and meat, to handmade bread and candy, Broad Street Market is one of the best farmer's markets in Central PA.
If you love to be outdoors, Boyd Big Tree Preserve is a great place for a hike. With multiple trails suiting all skill levels, there's always something to see. Stop and enjoy the bubbling creek, or keep your eyes peeled for wild turkeys. And of course, City Island is a great place to take the family. You can enjoy the water or the turf, and take in panoramic views of the capitol building. After a busy day outside, you'll be hungry and no place satisfies quite like Original BBQ. After you make your way up the windy roads, and find this little spot behind a neighborhood, order a pulled pork sandwich and some baked beans. It's easily the best barbeque you'll ever try.
With so much to love about your city, it's not surprising spiders, stink bugs, and beetles love it too. Don't spend your free time baiting and spraying for pests. Instead, let LawnStarter help. We are the area's premier provider of indoor and outdoor pest control services, and can handle anything from a simple extermination to invasive wildlife. All you have to do is download the LawnStarter app, enter your ZIP, and set your preferences. We will match you with the best pro for your job. Relax and let LawnStarter handle it, so you can get back to downtown, or head over to Hershey for something sweet.