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Discover Free Spring Fun in Harrisburg: Murals & More Trail

As the flowers begin to bloom and the fresh air beckons you outside, it’s the perfect time to head to Harrisburg to explore the Murals & More Trail. This free trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the city’s rich culture and artistic flair while enjoying the warmer temperatures of spring.

The Murals & More Trail takes you on a journey through Harrisburg’s streets, where you will encounter an array of stunning murals, sculptures, and other public art pieces. Each piece of art tells a story, reflecting the city’s history, diversity, and creativity.

One of the highlights of the art trail is the “Harmony Mural,” a colorful depiction of Harrisburg’s diverse communities coming together in harmony. As you stroll along the trail, take the time to admire the intricate details and vibrant colors of each mural, and don’t forget to capture some Instagram-worthy photos along the way.

Side note: If getting great pictures is your thing, check out our other article, “10 Affordable Instagram Spots Across the USA.”

The Murals & More Trail isn’t just about art, it’s also a great way to explore the various neighborhoods of Pennsylvania’s capital city and discover hidden gems. Stop by local cafés and shops, like some of these great spots:

  • Little Amps Coffee Roasters: This cozy coffee shop offers artisanal coffee blends and a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a caffeine fix and some relaxation.
  • Midtown Scholar Bookstore: Browse through stacks of new and used books in this expansive indie bookstore housed in a former theater. You might even be lucky enough to catch a live author reading!
  • Broad Street Market: Experience the vibrant culture of Harrisburg’s oldest continuously operating market. You’ll find a great variety of local food, artisanal goods, and fresh produce from various vendors.
  • Fort Hunter Mansion and Park: Step back in time at this historic estate nestled along the Susquehanna River. Explore the mansion, stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens, and enjoy scenic river views.
  • City Island: This oasis in the middle of the Susquehanna River offers waterfront dining, beautiful views of the Harrisburg skyline, and even a miniature golf course.
  • Italian Lake: Take a scenic stroll around this picturesque lake surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers. It’s a tranquil oasis in the heart of a bustling city, perfect for relaxation and reflection.

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, the Murals & More Trail offers a fun and active way to spend a day outside this spring. Grab your sneakers, download the trail map HERE (no purchase is necessary, but you will have to sign up to download the map). Then get ready to set off on an adventure to uncover the beauty and creativity of Harrisburg’s public art scene.

Bonus Fun: Download the Murals & More App, and check in along your journey. By checking in, you’ll be able to unlock a special reward – a set of beautifully curated 5″x7″ postcards featuring stunning murals and captivating destinations from the trail. These postcards are the perfect keepsake to commemorate your adventure and share the beauty of Harrisburg’s public art scene with friends and family.

After following the trail, come back and comment below to let us know which spot along the trail was your favorite. Or better yet, tag us in your social media post!

March 17, 2024

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