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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Delicious Banana Splits from 3B Ice Cream

3B Ice Cream in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Spring is finally here and it's time to get outside for fresh air and fun. It's the season to pull out our barbecue grills, get our gardens ready for planting and of course...ice cream! Yes, ice cream and there's no better place for ice cream than 3B's on Derry Street in Harrisburg.

3B Ice Cream has all of your classic flavors like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, etc. They also have seasonal flavors and custom flavors like cotton candy, pumpkin, teaberry, mulberry, etc. There's a flavor for everyone to enjoy.

Banana Split Ice Cream Sundae

Every time we go to 3B's my wife orders the same thing. A banana split. According to her they're the best banana splits in the Harrisburg area. Plus, they're generous with their portions so she always has some leftover to enjoy the next day. They will custom make your banana split to your own specifications, so if you want more nuts...you got it. If you want an extra cherry, you got that too!

I like to change things up by ordering a different flavor of ice cream every time we go. I really enjoy their mint chocolate chip, peanut butter cup, butter pecan, strawberry cheesecake (one of my personal favorites), butter brickle, and caramel pretzel. They don't have an official website but you can view a partial menu on Facebook

3B Ice Cream in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

In addition to ice cream they offer freshly made cold subs (Italian, Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad), Meatball Subs, Pork BBQ, potato chips, pretzels, soft drinks, slush puppies, iced tea, lemonade, and fruit punch to wet your whistle. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

A Fun Day Trip to Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County

Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County

Kinzua Bridge State Park is located in beautiful McKean County, Pennsylvania and was established in 1963 by Governor William Scranton. The 339 acre park is home to the Kinzua Viaduct, once the tallest and longest railroad structure that was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003. It has now been reconstructed into a pedestrian walkway and tourist attraction. 

The park encompasses 339 acres including a visitor's center, picnic pavilions, hiking trails, hunting areas, biking, etc. along with the scenic skywalk. This is the best area to view fall foliage in the Kinzua Creek Valley during the first two weeks in October. 

Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County

Park Hours: Open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. The skywalk is open daily, weather permitting.

We started our visit at the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor's Center where you can interact with park staff and take a self-guided tour through two floors of exhibits. We learned about the history of the bridge, the surrounding area and wildlife that calls the area home. It was very educational and both of our grandchildren enjoyed it. 

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor's Center

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor's Center

Once we were done at the visitor's center we headed out to the skywalk where visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers. If you're deathly afraid of heights, you'll want to skip it but if you're fine with heights...it's definitely worth doing. You can get some beautiful views of the area and the valley below. 

If you brought along your own lunch you can visit the shaded picnic area to enjoy it. There is a modern, public restroom in that area too. Please clean-up after yourself to keep our state parks clean. It was a great way to end our day.

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor's Center

You can learn more about Kinzua Bridge State Park by visiting the official website. If you're planning a visit I recommend you visit the site for up-to-date information on their operational hours and educational programs that they offer throughout the year.