Spring has sprung, despite the unpredictable Pennsylvania weather we've been experiencing. Let us help you spot the signs of spring that are everywhere this time of year.

people cutting flowers in field at Terra Farms

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.

Visit Terra Farms and take home a beautiful, hand-picked, all-natural bouquet of locally grown flowers. Time in the famous u-pick field is the perfect experience for a wedding party, a great getaway from the stress of the city, or an easy way to get a breath of fresh country air. The farm also features a popular roadside flower stand where you’ll find an array of just-cut bouquets. Terra Farms is a stunning location for photography sessions.

Witness the emergence of spring colors at a locally-owned garden and plant store. 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, and host a variety of special events and classes.

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 team at Revival Social Club will be unveiling their new spring menu with a special tasting event on April 4. Yum!

The Hive Café’s spring menu features items to refresh your tastebuds. Try an Orange Cream Freeze, Strawberry Vanilla Rose Matcha Latte, or a Raspberry Apple Spritzer to cool off and get energized.

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 at WellSpan Park is Thursday, April 25; be sure to grab your tickets for another awesome season.

The Central Pennsylvania area is a haven for train lovers and novices alike. Spring kicks off train season in York County. Hop aboard a historic steam or diesel engine and enjoy the beautiful York County countryside. 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!  Looking for something new? Take a self-guided walking tour at Mural Park in the Royal Square District or check out our new Augmented Reality Trail locations all around the county.