By Dylan Smith, Contributing Writer
Is your family coming to an upcoming game? Most athletes say they eat, play, and breathe sports because of how much they practice and dedicate their time, but there is plenty to do around the Selinsgrove area on a budget. The community is looking for you to make yourself at home.
A low cost eatery and local favorite for families to check out is the Wicked Dog Grille. Owned by Susquehanna graduate Jeff Ries, ’86, the Grille has a cheap menu with great food. The menu ranges from $2 to $8. Many “Yelp” reviews gave them five stars.
Wearing a smile and a Boston Red Sox hat, Jeff makes sure that you feel at home in his shop. His menu can be found at, https://www.facebook.com/ pg/wickeddoggrille by clicking the side bar menu tab.
If you’re a high roller, BJ’s Steak and Rib House is the most popular place in town. When you want a good steak or nachos, BJ’s is the place to be.
If you are a group of four or five, you will be looking at a minimal $100 check not including tip. Friendly wait staff and hostesses who are more than willing to tell you about their hit appetizer, the Bongo- Bongo dip, a spinach and hot cheese dip with a side of garlic toast.
If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, there are other options on their menu at www.bjsribs.com/menu.cfm.
If you’re looking for a low cost way to play, run the bases and live among child legends at the World of Little League Museum in Williamsport. With interactive screens and simulations, small video segments, and historic moments, it’s some- thing you do not want to miss out on.
About 37 miles north of Selinsgrove, the Museum is worth the trip that has all ticket prices under $7 and filled with the Hall of Fame for Little Leaguers. More information can be found on their website, www.LittleLeagueMuseum.com.
For high rollers, there is nothing like some good family competition with a couple of rounds of bowling. Best Bowl, located at 2208 Route 522 in Selinsgrove, is under $15 for anyone that comes in from 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. with the shoe rentals included. Strike up a great deal by visiting their Facebook page, Best Bowl.
Looking for a low risk way to breathe in the outdoors, gander down to Pine Street that overlooks the Susquehanna River. Continue your walk to the Isle of Que and its boat launch area to watch the calm water flow with the rustle of trees for a mellow afternoon.
Immersing yourself in the atmosphere can provide quality down time with your family. In addition, it’s free of charge.
A high-risk opportunity is taking in the scenery central Pennsylvania has to offer at the Bald Eagle State Forest.
This State Forest, known for its parks and hiking trails is unknown to many peo- ple unless you live in the area. According to Susquehanna junior Zachary Groce, the Harry John Trail is great if you are willing to “conquer the elements,”
There are wild animals around, Groce said, but you can “overlook the mountains and the Union County Flatlands are beautiful.”
Engrossed by many things, you crunch your way to find the most enjoyable things in the Selinsgrove area.