Mt. Gretna

Mt. Gretna Prides itself on its unique and retro style

This town is known for its arts and culture which is on display throughout the year through a variety of concerts and festivals. This Chautauqua community was established in 1892 by Methodists, who identified Mt. Gretna as an ideal location. When you stroll through this charming town, you can still find the summer cottages, “Hall of Philosophy” for meetings, and a small wooden Greek temple for the “Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle” that will send you back in time. 

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No matter what time of year you go or in what activity you partake, Mt. Gretna is a place where you can take a deep breath and feel your body relax. With all it’s trees, it is proven to be a few degrees cooler than many other places in central PA…and cooler because of all the cool people that live and work here with a real sense of pride of welcoming visitors who are interested in learning more about this unique place…Read More

Guest Blogger, Suzanne Stewart

Suzanne Stewart is the Gretna Music Executive Director, a non-profit arts presenter with thousands of music lovers joining each summer for 45 years.

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For a Fun Day in Mt. Gretna

Start

your day by stopping at the Mt. Gretna Visitor Center in the summer to see all the activities that are happening

Take

the road less traveled to The Clarence Schock Nature Center at Governor Dick, where there are different levels of hiking and bouldering in the park.

Seek

the great history of the town at the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society Museum. Along with their displays, they offer guided walking tours around Mt. Gretna as well as a self-guided tour called tutouria you can get on your phone.

Grab

a delicious meal at Porch and Pantry, one of the best places in all of central PA for breakfast and lunch with gluten free and vegan options on the menu.

Finish

the day the very best way to enjoy Mt. Gretna, from a porch. If you are lucky
enough to be invited to sit a spell or visit someone who lives in Mt. Gretna, do it!

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“No matter what time of year you go or in what activity you partake, Mt. Gretna is a place where you can take a deep breath and feel your body relax.”

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