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Where to spend Columbus Day weekend?

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Where to spend Columbus Day weekend?

I want to take my family (Mom, Dad, 3 kids ages 16, 14 and 11) somewhere for a 2 or three night getaway over Columbus Day and thought "How about Penn?" (We'll be coming out of D.C., so we're really more interested in southern PA,)

Anybody have a suggested destination? We're not really interested in cities this time. We'd rather do a getaway in the wild somewhere (we love rustic lodges and cabins) and wouldn't mind seeing the Amish country.

Any good ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Where to spend Columbus Day weekend?

How about Gettysburg? There's history, museums, outdoor activities (try horseback riding through the battlefield), shopping & dining (casual and fine), and lots of countryside to explore with farm markets/fall festivals (Adams County is famous for its apples). Located within 1/2 hr of a few state parks, it's much more "small town" than city, but there are many campgrounds (with cabins) and B&B's on the outskirts of town if you're looking to go very rural.

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