5 Things To Do For A Not Bummer Summer

June 5, 2019

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5 Things To Do For A Not Bummer Summer

Myself enjoying the beautiful view at Cook Forest while on a hike last summer.

Myself enjoying the beautiful view at Cook Forest while on a hike last summer.

Myself enjoying the beautiful view at Cook Forest while on a hike last summer.

Myself enjoying the beautiful view at Cook Forest while on a hike last summer.

  1. Summer Carnivals, Festivals, etc.

      We have a lot of local festivals nearby in the summer. These are some of my recommendations:

  •  Big Butler Fair – June 28 – July 6

http://www.bigbutlerfair.com/

  • Saxonburg Carnival – July 16-20

http://www.svfc.com/SVFCCarnival.asp

  • Butler Farm Show – August 5-10

http://www.butlerfarmshow.com/

  1. Go camping

Camping is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I’ve gone every summer my entire life. Some of my favorite places to camp include:

  • Cook Forest State Park

https://cookforest.com/

  • Pymatuning State Park

http://www.pymatuning-state-park.org/

  • Prince Gallitzin State Park

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PrinceGallitzinStatePark/Pages/default.aspx 

Hiking is a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather in the summer. Some of my favorite places to hike are:

  • McConnell’s Mills

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/McConnellsMillStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

  • Ohiopyle

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/OhiopyleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

  • Kennerdell Lake

http://www.interestingpennsylvania.com/2016/03/kennerdell-overlook-kennerdell-pa.html

  1. Go on a road trip

Pack up your stuff and head on a spontaneous road trip with some friends. You can stay somewhere locally or farther away. I would recommend:

  • the Finger Lakes – Binghamton, NY

https://www.fingerlakes.org/

  • Niagara Falls

https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/

  • Allegheny National Forest

https://www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny/

  1. Go to a concert

There are tons of great concerts in all different genres coming to Pittsburgh this summer ( see Paige’s previous article for a more detailed list). Some personal suggestions are:

  • Luke Bryan, June 7
  • Queen and Adam Lambert, July 31
  • Florida Georgia Line, August 2
  • Brantley Gilbert, August 31

Get tickets here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/

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Hey, my name is Grace Poeppel. I'm 18 and a senior this year. I love coffee, photography, and country music. I've been a dancer since I was 3 years old....

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