September 18, 2014
Distance from Baltimore: 50-65 miles, 1 hour and five minutes to 1 hour and fifteen minutes.
Why it's worth the gas: There are many places to visit in the York area if you are looking for a day filled with factory tours. Visitors can head over to Turkey Hill and experience what it's like to be a Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream maker for a day and have the opportunity to create their own ice cream flavor. You can also go to the Snyder's of Hanover factory to see how pretzels are made and packaged.
Don't miss: Herr's free one-hour tour is a bit different than any other tour experience. The tour includes a detailed description on how they make their potato chips and pretzels and you get to watch the process right in front of you. Each tour includes a history of Herr's and videos throughout the tour.
Information: The Turkey Hill Experience: 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512. Call 1-888-9TOUR-TH (1-888-986-8784) to make a reservation. Go to www.turkeyhill.com. Admission ranges from $9.50 to $11.50.
Snyder's at Hanover: 1350 York Street, Hanover, PA. Call 717-632-4477 ext. 28592 or go to www.snydersofhanover.com. Tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Tours are free but require reservations. Herr's Snack Factory Tour: 20 Herr Drive, Nottingham, PA 19362. Call 1-800-64-SNACK or go to www.herrs.com. Tours are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tours are free but require reservations.