The end isn’t here yet, though. There is still time for one last trip, one last family outing, one last sightseeing tour before the school bell rings and the weather turns toward autumn. The end of August is a prime time to see some of Lancaster County’s favorite outdoor spots, including Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve and the Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary.
The Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary, or the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania, covers about twenty acres north of Lititz and is home to more than 40 wolves that have been displaced by progress or abandoned as pets. More than a century after the last wild wolves left Pennsylvania, we can still enjoy them at this unique sanctuary. The wolves run in packs, separated by fences, in enclosures that are several acres in size and covered with natural Pennsylvania woodland and meadows.
These are just a couple of the things you and your family can do to get out of the house and do something fun together before the beginning of the school year. Don’t let these last few golden days of summer vacation go to waste—spend them exploring Lancaster County.