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Links to some of the many local attractions and activities

Touring Hanover, Gettysburg, York, or Lancaster County makes a wonderful weekend vacation. If you make Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast your "home base" for a longer stay, you can experience an amazing diversity of local attractions and events, from quaint villages like Mt. Gretna to dynamic cities like Washington. North, south, east or west — any direction you choose to explore, you are sure to find something that interests you!

There are hundreds of diverse local attractions in Hanover, nearby, or within range for an easy day trip from Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast.
Below are just a select few of our favorites.
  Please note that each hyperlink below will open a new browser window to an external website.

Hanover Pennsylvania

Gettysburg (14.6 miles; 29 minutes)

New Oxford (6.7 miles; 14 minutes)

York (22 miles; 40 minutes)

York is a wonderful, culturally rich city with so much to see and do. On November 15, 1777 Our nation's first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, were adopted in York Town by the Continental Congress.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park (22.5 miles; 40 minutes)

Carlisle (31 miles; 56 minutes)

Caledonia State Park and Mont Alto State Park (33.4 miles; 58 minutes)

Scenic Drives, Industrial History, Year-round activities and Live Theater

Columbia/Wrightsville (35 miles; 1 hour)

History, World Class Museums, Nice Restaurants, Kyaking, Wine Tasting and Fun

Harrisburg (39 miles; 1 hr)

Pennsylvania's State Capital has an abundance of things to see and enjoy.

Frederick MD (39 miles; 1 hr, 3 minutes)

Hershey (51 miles; 1hr, 13 minutes)

Lancaster County (48 miles; 1 hr, 15 minutes)

Mt. Gretna (68 miles; 1 hr, 23 minutes)

This truly unique, picturesque village, built around a Chautauqua (What is a Chautauqua?), has bountiful cultural and recreational events all summer long.

Baltimore MD (56 miles; 1 hr, 21 minutes)

Harpers Ferry, WV (60 miles; 1hr, 27 minutes)

Washington DC (89 miles; 2 hours)

Brandywine Valley (85 miles; 2 hours)

Philadelphia (123 miles; 2 hrs, 25 minutes)