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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 2:14 pm
I’m looking to go away with the family for 2 or 3 days next week. We don’t want to spend a ton, just to get away for a bit to a place near minyanim. It can’t be a beach or water activities because I have a teenage son. Any suggestions? We’re in Baltimore so PA or NJ would be good options.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 2:14 pm
Do you have any credit card points or travel points?
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 2:17 pm
I find any trip planned around state parks can be cheap. Find one with amazing hikes.

What about if you stay in Kingston or Scranton.
Things are a drive from there but worth it if you need a minyan

Ricketts glen state park is an amazing hike
Hickory run state park - boulder field and other hikes
Knoebels is a really good amusement park. You pay just for rides you go on and stay as short or long as you want. It isn’t such a bad drive from Baltimore. (There is a water park but kind of seperate )
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 2:30 pm
Plan to bring your own food.
Kosher food in vacation spots is usually overpriced. Plus, the kind of place that would have kosher options is going to be expensive, anyway.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 3:43 pm
I’d definitely bring my own food. Just trying to think what our options are.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 3:59 pm
sky wrote:
I find any trip planned around state parks can be cheap. Find one with amazing hikes.

What about if you stay in Kingston or Scranton.
Things are a drive from there but worth it if you need a minyan

Ricketts glen state park is an amazing hike
Hickory run state park - boulder field and other hikes
Knoebels is a really good amusement park. You pay just for rides you go on and stay as short or long as you want. It isn’t such a bad drive from Baltimore. (There is a water park but kind of seperate )

in scranton the shul is called ohev tzedek and beth shalom and others
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 4:07 pm
Budget?
Do you want to go berry/peach picking?
Corn maze?
Is horseback riding assur?
Zombie apocalypse activity?- check groupon
Museums yay or nay?
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 11 2020, 4:20 pm
Parks and free/inexpensive outdoor historical sites are probably your best bet. Take along supplies for outdoor bbqs, etc. I'd stay away from corn mazes or aquariums etc--that stuff is expensivw. You can drive a bit from the sites to more inexpensive motel options. Anything very close to a tourist spot will cost more.
What about Gettysburg, PA?
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