Another 5 neat places to discover in York County’s backyard

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People know about Brown’s produce. And gifts. And eatery. And ice cream. But this slice of Loganville’s Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market can be overlooked. It’s a garden filled with natural plants – the Scott Brown Memorial Garden. It’s right behind the stage at the Shiver Shack, the place where you get the ice cream. It’s beautiful – and awaits your discovery or a return visit. (See another view on YDR’s Facebook page.) Also of interest: Discover these 17 neat places in your own York County, Pa., backyard. Actually, make that 18.

People love to travel around this 900-square-mile outdoor playground we call York County. So we’ll continue today with this series of places to discover within its borders – and a bit beyond.
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You’ll get a dose of Welsh culture at Old Line Museum in Delta – in York County’s southeastern angle. This is the place to learn about slate quarrying by Welsh people, an industry that started about mid-19th century and extended for about 75 years. A feature of this museum is a tall clock made almost entirely out of slate – the Humphry Pritchard clock. Also, check out these other area museums.

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Salem Square Park in York city’s west end isn’t usually this busy. So you won’t have to dodge the athletes as you enjoy the statue there – a rare combination memorial. It celebrates the York Rifles of the American Revolution and Civil War, two early responding units. 

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flipside by bil. Coombs' co-owner Ron Marquette scoops out potatoes for Friday's potato skins. SKINS YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS- BIL BOWDEN Coombs Tavern is a neighborhood gathering place in York’s Avenues district. But its fare is much better than typical bar food. Its menu is the most unsung in York. In fact, when you mention that you’re going to write about Coombs and its prime rib, you’ll get a response from those who know: Oh, don’t let others in on this. We’ll never get a table.

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New Oxford is almost York County. It’s just a few miles past its western border in Adams. It’s a place of surprises and delight. Where else can you witness a World War II reenactment in the land of Civil War living historians? The epicenter of the town is one of the area’s best coffee houses – the New Oxford Coffee Co. The cozy place also serves as a visitors center in this town of antiques.

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We’ll range far outside York County’s borders to tell about this one. It’s a place that you’ve driven by, in Duncannon, north of Harrisburg. But have you stopped there? It’s worth it, especially to experience the tasty impact of its ‘Bunny Dust.’

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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