Saturday October 15, 2011 my daughter Jen, her husband Ariel, her children, Emily, Lilyanna, Gabriel, and I went on a short excursion to the Pioneer Tree Farm Fall Festival in nearby Orwigsburg, PA. A great time was had by all, with much to see and do. They have a great Floral/Gift Shoppe with many unique country collectibles, and a special room just for Christmas seasonal items. The food was good too, they even have home made apple dumplings with ice cream, and sweet potato fries, topped off with hot or cold apple cider.
There was a butterfly enthusiast there with a tent filled with several species of butterflies. He gave each of the girls a monarch to release when they got home. He was rather congenial, and interesting. We learned that there are butterflies that stay in Pennsylvania all winter long and survive by finding holes in trees for shelter to hibernate. They are the Mourning Cloak, Comma, and Question Mark butterflies. He has examples of all of them in the tent.
Check out the photo slide show to see some of the things they have to offer, and click on their link below for more information, fees, and directions. Enjoy!
They even have a party room that they rent out for all occasions.