York County goes on vacation


Photo by flickr user Bernt Rostad

I had an email a little while ago from John Loeper, who brings up a subject that’s perfect for this time of year.

He says, “Yorkers on vacation past and present… where did Yorkers go summer after summer for the big getaway? I know many Yorkers have gone to Ocean City, Md., for years, but other families (like mine) also traveled to Wildwood, N.J., each and every year, plus I know of quite a few families that used to go to the ‘mountains’ like Potter County, etc. I have a few thoughts I would like to post about this subject and I bet others do as well.”

John, you’re absolutely right – what a great idea!

In the spirit of getting us started, I invite you to check out a snapshot of SOME places York County residents have visited. “Vacation with YDR” is an ongoing series in which our Living department asks people to pack a copy of the Daily Record when they travel, and then share a photo with us. This interactive map gives you a peek at those! We have had a LOT of submissions so far, including some to some pretty far-out destinations.

Interestingly, one of our family’s vacation spots is featured – we often stay in Lewes, Del., and travel between there and Cape May, N.J., via the ferry. For a while, I was an Ocean City, Md., girl; earlier, Seaside Heights, N.J. was a summer spot when I traveled with my sister Carol’s family.

A more local vacation spot for many years was for my mom and I to stay for a long weekend in Strasburg, Lancaster County, and do my back-to-school shopping at the outlets.

And now, Hubby and I vacation anywhere and everywhere we can, mostly in Pennsylvania but with occasional jaunts to surrounding states. And we’re always looking for new destination possibilities, so I’m excited to hear your thoughts on “quintessential Yorker vacations” past and present. Please leave a comment!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to York County goes on vacation

  1. John Loeper says:

    Vacations in Wildwood , N.J. with a York connection. Myfamily always went to Wildwood for the annual summer vacation. Not only did we go to the same town, but went the same week evey year (3rd week in July) stayed at the same apartment building and even rented the same apartment (3rd floor ocean side). Now the YOrk connection. the name of the apartment building on Glendale ave about a block and a half from the boardwalk and beach was ….the “York Apartments”. It was owned by folks from York named Howe. The also operated a dairy in the white rose city. anybody remember Howes dairy? Another York connection was a man named Bill Martin. He operated a bar in York and also a resturant in Wildwood. in addition he had a charter fishing boat business and would take vacation goers deep sea fishing for a day. The trips to Wildwood were the absolute highlight of my summers when I was a young boy. As soon as school was out I would start counting the days until we would go.

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