Hershey Campground Announces Fall Activities

July 20, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Hershey Campground Announces Fall Activities

Fall activities announced

Guests staying at Hershey Highmeadow Campground in Hershey, Pa., this October can enjoy both the beautiful fall foliage and family-friendly Halloween festivities taking place throughout the town.

The official campground of Hersheypark, Hershey Highmeadow Campground provides guests with discounted rates and a free shuttle service to “Hersheypark in the Dark,” the Park’s annual Halloween event. Open for three weekends in October – including Oct. 17-16, Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30 – Hersheypark offers treats for every member of the family, according to a news release.

Hersheypark in the Dark includes live entertainment and more than 50 rides that are renamed for the season. “Ghost Runner” (Storm Runner) and “Wicked Racer” (Lightning Racer) offer thrilling nighttime coaster rides, while guests both young and old delight in “Bats in the Belfry” (Kissing Tower) and “Night Mares” (Carrousel).

One-price admission to the park also includes access to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, which transforms into “Creatures of the Night” during those October weekends. Creatures of the Night provides a family-friendly, educational Halloween alternative in which guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to view ZooAmerica residents in their nocturnal settings.

Campground guests visiting Hersheypark in the Dark pay just $23.50 for ages 9 to 54 and $16.50 for ages 3 to 8 and 55 and older. Children 2 and under are always free. (The regular admission rate is $28.95, and $19.95 for juniors and seniors.)

In addition, other Hershey attractions – The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue; Hershey Gardens; and Hershey’s Chocolate World – provide guests with even more Halloween entertainment options. Campground guests receive a discounted admission rate to both The Hershey Story and Hershey Gardens.

Visitors staying at the campground also can enjoy Halloween festivities right at Highmeadow, including trick-or-treating at campsites, costume contests, site decorating, pumpkin decorating and more.

Hershey Highmeadow Campground is a 55-acre campground that offers more than 300 open and shaded sites, including 27 cabins with heat, air conditioning, a flat-screen television and DVD player; full hook-up sites with electric, water, sewer and cable television; partial sites with electric, water and cable television; and no hook-up tent sites. Pull-through sites are also available. The campground provides free Wi-Fi services.

A year-round destination, Hershey is located in central Pennsylvania, three hours from New York City, 90 minutes from Philadelphia or Baltimore, and two hours from Washington.


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