Spring has sprung, despite the unpredictable Pennsylvania weather. It can be hard to see the signs of warm weather on the horizon early in the season. Let us help you spot the signs of spring that are everywhere this time of year.

Spring flowers at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market

Glimpses of Green

As the weather gradually turns warmer, we’ll be seeing more and more green peek out from the ground across York County. There is no better place to witness the emergence of spring colors than the locally-owned garden and plant stores across the area. Check out Heartwood Nursery and Environmental Preserve to see their many varieties of hollies bloom. As a local, independent niche nursery, Heartwood is home to locally-propagated native plants.

Miller Plant Farm is another local grower that you can’t miss during the spring. Located in the lush, rolling hills of York County, the farm and garden center has been serving home gardeners and commercial farmers since 1928. They offer flowering potted annuals and pack annuals, vegetable transplants, produce, baskets, containers, holiday gifts, mums, and perennials.

If you are in the Northern York County area, stop by Dottie’s Market for your gardening needs. The greenhouse reflects the changing season, offering annuals, perennials, succulents, seasonal vegetables and herbs, seeds, hanging baskets, beautiful specialty planters, bagged mulch, stone, and potting soil throughout the spring and summer.

Cup of coffee in front of the flowers at The Hive

Tasty Treats

Many of our local restaurants change their menus with the season. The Hive Café’s spring menu features items to refresh your tastebuds. Try the Lemon Blueberry Spritzer for a caffeine-free refreshment or the Iced Samoa Macchiato to cool off and get energized.

Crostwater Distillery offers up their delicious spirits in seasonal inspired cocktails at their Lewisberry location. Try a crisp cucumber mint martini or a vodka raspberry lemon smash along with their delicious menu of food.

For even more restaurants with menus reflecting the bounty of our local agriculture, check out the Farm-To-Table blog post here.

Player sliding into home base

Awesome Attractions

There is no greater sign of spring than the crack of a baseball bat. The York Revolution players are already hard at work training for the upcoming season. Opening Day is Tuesday, May 3; make sure to grab your peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and tickets for another awesome season.

The Central Pennsylvania area is a haven for train lovers and novices alike. Spring really kicks off train season in York County. Hop aboard a historic, steam or diesel engine and enjoy the beautiful York County countryside this weekend. Check out our list of local railways here.

If you are looking to get active this spring, take a hike in one of the many parks located in York County. From easy flat trails to challenging rock terrains, our local hiking has lots to offer. Pick a trail at our roundup of hiking trails, lace up your sneakers, and get out there!