Lewisburg Travel Guide

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Lewisburg Things to Do

  • Lots of History for a Small Town

    Like most places around the United States, Lewisburg is full of historical markers. Most of them are worth reading, too because there isn't much informaton online about the history of Lewisburg or Union County, PA . This particular marker talks about Lewisburg's involvement in the Underground Railroad. There was not very strong support in the area...

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  • I guess I was wrong...

    On my intro, I mentioned that Lewisburg isn't one of the great destinations of the world. Apparently it's significant in some ways, though because the whole borough just got placed on the National Historic Register. WOW! I've always accepted it as a pretty town and people do make comments about it being a nice place, but I never thought my little...

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  • Local flavor

    The farmers market in Lewisburg takes place every Wednesday and I definitely recommend it if you're in the area. In the summers, there's a lot more going on because there are some stands outside, but the winter is decent too. Local seasonal produce, Amish food (and lots of Amish people), meats, cheeses, chocolates, pies, etc. etc. There's also...

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Lewisburg Hotels

  • Best Western Country Cupboard Inn

    Route 15 North, PO Box 46, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 17837, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hampton Inn Lewisburg

    140 International Drive, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 17837, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Country Inn Sts Lewisburg

    134 Walter Drive

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Lewisburg Restaurants

  • Good Seafood and Steaks

    Again, like most places in Lewisburg, this one has been around for a long time, owned by a local family I've known since I was about 5. It's very nice--they get crowded, so I recommend reservations on the weekends. There's lots of places like this around, but this one is right downtown, so it's a good choice if you're in Lewisburg. They have a wide...

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  • like Central Perk- in Central PA!

    This is my favorite coffee shop in Lewisburg- and there are like 4, (which is a lot for our small town). I like Zelda's the most because it reminds me of Central Perk from Friends. It has the big comfy couch and the miss-matched furniture. It's just cute and funky. It is mostly college students who make up the patrons, and you will have to wait......

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  • A Pet Cafe in Selinsgrove

    We were walking down the street the other day and noticed this, so we decided to stop in. We didn't have our pets with us, but we did have a friend visiting from Alaska, so that seemed to be enough reason. The owner seemed really nice and while there were a lot of people inside, there weren't many pets. From what I gathered, we were all a little...

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  • What a wonderful place:)

    At first, I wondered why Lewisburg needed another cafe/coffee shop. For a small town, Lewisburg sure has a lot of them. However, this place is great! I decided to stop in to get coffee for work and I'm pretty sure it's going to become a daily thing. The lady who waits on me every day is soooooo sweet--it's one of those things where she asks me how...

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  • American Bistro

    If there's an image that people feel they need to fit into in Lewisburg, Elizabeth's is the place to find it. It's such a Lewisburg place...a perfect addition for a place to claims to be "a perfect town" It's upscale, "trendy", cozy--a great atmosphere. Personally, I like places that are a little more laid back...thinking about the people who dine...

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  • 20 minutes away...

    I have to do a plug for my friend's ex boyfriends place. It's a great little cafe about 20 minutes from Lewisburg called the Kind Cafe...and he was just asked if he'd be willing to consider a franchise. I definitely like the atmosphere, the open mike night, the things they try to push (like community events...such as Yoga) and the prices. His place...

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  • A nice cafe/store/live music combo

    Hmmm...I don't know what category to put this place in...they have an interesting selection of food that changes each season. I was last there in the autumn and remember seeing seafood, pastas, Hungarian dishes, German foods, Mexican entrees and lots of soups and sandwiches. It's a nice little setup with a store in the front to accommodate all your...

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  • Scrumptious Subs

    Okay, so I really call them Hoagies, but I couldn't find a good adjective to work w/ my catchy title. (Someone has a bit too much time)We used to have a few places to get really good hoagies/subs but they go away for some reason. I miss them and think about them constantly (well, I am thinking of them now) but at least Dor Days has stuck around....

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  • If you know Lbg, you know this place

    The food is decent--the buffet is why people go, I think. It's typical Pennsylvania home cooked food with a PA Dutch/Amish flare (flare?--all typical PA food has this "flare", making is NOT flare but typical...hmmmm)The best part of this place is the store--it's huge. I don't even know how many rooms, it's has to be like 12-15, each with a...

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Lewisburg Nightlife

  • The best Bloody Marys!

    Okay, so this REALLY should be a restaurant tip, but honestly, this place, by FAR serves the best bloody marys around, and other specialty drinks, so that's why it's going here. It's a typical restaurant--I don't know of a single person who doesn't like this place. We ate here last night and I had the caribbean jerk chicken and spinach salad,...

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  • It's not really Lewisburg

    I'm not going to build a separate page for every little town along the Susquehanna. That would be tedious and a waste of everyone's time. This place is about 20 minutes from Lewisburg, and in every locals' opinion, it's all the same place. This brewery is one of the highlights of the area, though and forgive me for typos, but I've been drinking A...

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  • A bit different than the normal scene

    It's a little different only because it's usually not overrun by college students. Probably because it's a little more expensive, but it's a good alternative. It's a restaurant, first of all...with good Irish dishes, stews and such. But it's also a bar that features about 200 or more microbrews (we tried kelpie seaweed ale, I don't recommend it and...

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Lewisburg Shopping

  • Excellent Produce

    What I missed most when I lived in Alaska was fresh produce. The food was shipped in on a barge and you had to know what days to grab it, otherwise it was no good. Sometimes, like once a month, a man would come up from the lower 48 and sell fruits and vegetables off his truck. It was always SO expensive and never wonderful. Roadside stands are...

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  • Cute little (and overpriced) stores

    There are a lot of cool little shops to go into and maybe buy something small, but they are overpriced, for the most part. This is because they figure is parents are willing to spend over $30K a year for some ungrateful kids education at Bucknell (that's unfair, but if you go out here, you'll get that feeling), they can pay whatever price for...

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Lewisburg Local Customs

  • Bacon Dressing...:)

    When we had the VT meeting in Intercourse, it occurred to me that such things like bacon dressing and "chow" are definitely local PA Dutch, Amish or Mennonite items. There's all sorts of things they can or pickle and while I don't care for bacon dressing, I do like the sweet corn relish, all of the fruit butters (peach, apple, cherry, raspberry,...

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  • I don't know where else to put this!

    It's not a custom but I really can't find any appropriate category for it. Purity chocolates are made locally and they are pretty good...it seems every town makes their own chocolates, at least every one I have lived in. Still, I think Purity ranks well up there with the best locally made chocolate and candy. There's a good selection and you can...

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Lewisburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by PA2AKgirl Written Apr 22, 2004

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    If you're taking back roads through Pennsylvania, and this seems to happen more in this area, chances are you'll get behind farm machinery. At one point I was told they weren't supposed to drive on the roads during normal business hours on working days. Apparently, this rule doesn't seem to be valid anymore and it's also quite apparent that whatever vehicle I'm driving or am in has a radar so farm machinery senses my presence & they call pull out in front of me. This can go on for miles before you get a chance to pass--they always seem to pick not just business hours, but the busiest times of day to drive on the road.

    Amish buggies don't bother me at all...in fact, I enjoy and look forward to seeing them on the road and always wave. But for tractors to pull out in front of a long line of traffic to go 500 yards or even worse, 5 miles...it makes me mad.

    Furthermore, the roads here are built with large shoulders to accomodate this sort of thing (and the Amish buggies) but do the farmers use them? OF COURSE NOT.

    I think you get my point. It's annoying and you have been warned. Farmers in Union county, you have been warned as well. I'm the girl with obvious road rage:-)

    This guy wasn't slowing traffic, but I was stopped at the Forest Hill General Store and when I was getting back in my car he whistled and stared at me. He deserved to get his picture taken and be the photo representation of this warning.

    The cause of traffic jams in this area

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Lewisburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Shikellamy State Park

    It's not really as great at the other state parks in this area, but it's about 5 minutes from my house, on the same road where I live, so it deserves a tip:) Also, the view here, especially on a clear day is wonderful--you can see much of the Susquehanna Valley and where the north and west branches of the Susquehanna meet.I guess the one part of it...

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  • It's on fire!!

    Okay, so this is really well off the beaten path, but it's cool to know it at least exists. There is this town not so far away and it's been burning for FORTY years!! Can you believe it? Do you think I might be lying? Are you questioning all of my tips right now? Wonding just how credible is this girl? Well, trust me--I would not fill your head...

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  • R.B Winter State Park/Halfway Dam

    This place is about 17 miles from Lewisburg, I think. it's one of those places that I've been to so often that I don't even think of the distance. It's a state park and pretty decent...there's lots of trails, concessions, cabins, tent sites, things to do all year long. It's in the mountains (well, considering Lewisburg in like 50' above sea level...

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Lewisburg Sports & Outdoors

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    by PA2AKgirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Williamsport, PA, about 25 minutes north of Lewisburg is perhaps best known for being the site of the Little League World Series. The stadium, headquarters and museum are located in South Williamsport, technically and is definitely a place worth checking out. The museum holds different hours throughout the year and has exhibits geared mostly to kids of Little League Age--there are interactive exhibits on safety, proper nutrition, history and even a room where you can practice and get feedback on pitching and hitting. I would imagine it's very crowded during the time of the World Series, so if possible, I would recommend checking out the museum at some other point in the year.

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Lewisburg Favorites

  • Bucknell University

    This certainly isn't my favorite thing about Lewisburg, but I can appreciate it for the fact that it's brought good music, theatre, art and sporting events to this little down. I can't imagine how boring or depressed Lewisburg would be if Bucknell wasn't here. If you're here, definitely take a walk around the campus, it's beautiful. Also, there's a...

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  • Museums

    We have 2 "musuem" here, but you know what's funny? I can't for the life of me tell you what their exhibits are. You know what's even funnier? I have been to them a million times. There is a reason for this, though...everytime I have gone, the exhibits have changed. I think mostly, they are trying to show Victorian era things or Central PA...

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