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    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, paths in forest, foothill and mountainous areas that are suitable for walking.

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    Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation - Fun and Fitness For The FamilyYour guide to over 40 healthy activities close to home. Take advantage of fitness-oriented activities that are fun, easy, and in most cases, absolutely free. Fun and Fitness for the Family features great local destinations and things to do year-round from hiking, biking and tennis to cross-country skiing, softball, swimming, horseback riding, boating, fishing, bird walks and more. Fun & Fitness for the Family locations and activities include, but are not limited to: - French Creek State Park Hiking trails, cross country skiing, biking trails, boating/fishing, softball, swimming - Green Lane Park Cross country skiing, ice skating, hiking trails, biking trails, tennis, boating/fishing, horseback riding - Pottstown Family YMCA Swimming - Daniel Boone Homestead Walking tours/trails - Green Valley Association Barn Bird and botany walks - Schuylkill River Trail Riverfront Park Walking, biking, boating - Trilogy Park BMX, Inline and Skateboard park - Boyertown Senior High School (All-weather track) walking - And more! To help you get started, visit our website to check out our map and search feature that lets you find the perfect places and activities for your family.MontgomeryPottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation - Montgomery; PottstownPottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Apollo ParkApollo Park was donated to the county in 1969 by P. H. Gladfelter and named in honor of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. Apollo Park was originally two parcels of mostly forested and very wild river hill country joined together to create this 340 acre park located east of New Bridgeville in southeast York County. The park is a fine example of beautiful Susquehanna River hills habitat: rhododendron, mountain laurel-covered valleys that cut into sharp, heavily-forested slopes falling down to the river. In addition, several clear streams (Wilson Run and Boyd Run) cut through the valleys on their way to the Susquehanna River. Directions: Boyd Rd Parking lot Address: 4925 Boyd Road, Brogue PA 17309 From Red Lion, follow Burkholder Rd. east to New Bridgeville. Take Rt. 425 east for 3.5 miles; Boyd Road Parking Lot: Turn left on Boyd Rd. Follow to end of the dirt road. Shanks Ferry Road Parking Lot: Turn left on Shanks Ferry Rd. Parking lot is about 1/2 mile on left. • Trails - Open to mountain biking and horseback riding. The parking lots are currently too small to accommodate horse trailers. • Fishing- Fishing is permitted in the Susquehanna River as well as in Wilson Run which flows through the park. All Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission regulations apply. • Hunting- Is allowed by Parks Permit only. Contact the Administrative Headquarters for information concerning the permit. • Winter Activities- Include cross country skiing and snow shoeing, as weather permits.YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Heritage Rail Trail ParkHeritage Rail Trail County Park Railroad tracks are now active! Attention Rail Trail users, the adjoining railroad tracks are now active. The Steam into History excursion train is using the railroad tracks along the Rail Trail. (From New Freedom to Hanover Junction Train Station). Expect to see a train at any time while enjoying a trip on the trail. Where the trail crosses the railroad tracks, check both directions before proceeding. For those interested in Steam into History click here for the train schedule http://steamintohistory.com. •Directions (two parking areas but please, see website for more stops along the way): Hanover Junction Train Station Address: 2433 Seven Valleys Rd, Seven Valleys PA 17360 •New Freedom Train Station Address: 117 North Main Street, New Freedom PA 17349 •Print directions to all parking lots from our website! •Features: Established in 1992 and covering 176 acres, the Heritage Rail Trail County Park is 21 miles long and runs north from the Mason Dixon line just south of the Borough of New Freedom through Glen Rock, Hanover Junction, and Seven Valleys, through the Howard Tunnel to the Colonial Courthouse in the City of York. The trail connects to Maryland's Torrey C. Brown Trail. The Northern Extension portion of the Heritage Rail Trail begins at John Rudy Park and heads south to Loucks Mill Rd, about 4 miles. Then, in Spring of 2019, a new section from Loucks Mill Road to Small’s Field in York will be completed. In addition to the Colonial Courthouse, three historic structures are located on the trail; Hanover Junction and New Freedom Train Stations and Howard Tunnel. Since the railway is operational, please stay clear of tracks at all times and cross only at established crossings. •Activities: The most popular activities on the trail are hiking, jogging, bicycle riding, and horseback riding. Please note horseback riding is not permitted in all areas. Join us this summer for our Sunset Scramble bike rides and Moonlight Bike rides. More information can be found on our website at https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/event-parks.html. You can visit the train station museums at Hanover Junction and New Freedom Train Stations during the summer months. Please visit our website for hours more information: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/the-parks/heritage-rail-trail-parks.html. YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, John C. Rudy ParkJohn C. Rudy County Park is located in East Manchester Township, near Emigsville. Totalling 150 acres, it features pavilions, sports fields, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, open recreational space, a cross-country running trail, a BMX track and the popular Canine Meadows Off-Leash Dog Area. It is also home to the Parks Administrative Offices, located in a 1798 stone house, the maintenance headquarters, Penn State Master Gardener Trial Gardens, and numerous other buildings. The land was donated in 1973 by George B. Rudy and Viola Rudy Williams in memory of their grandparents, John and Mary Rudy. •Softball and Soccer Fields - Three regulation softball fields and five regulation soccer fields can be reserved for a fee. Fields are closed during "wet conditions". Call the Park's Headquarters, for up-to-date field conditions or visit the Park’s Facebook or Twitter pages. •Canine Meadows Off-Leash Dog Area Three large fenced in areas where dogs can run off leash. Open every day. Review regulations posted at site. •Horseshoe Pits - Horseshoe pits are located near the pavilions. •Sand Volleyball Courts - Three sand volleyball courts are located in the park. •5K Cross Country Course - The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) grass course covers nearly every park corner. •Playgrounds - Four ADA playgrounds •Multi-purpose Trails - A 1+ mile paved trail is open to biking, hiking, jogging, and rollerblading. Trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Horses are not allowed on the trail or within the park. •Picnic Tables - Picnic tables are located in the shade of large trees, perfect for quiet picnics. •Pavilion and Gazebo Rental - 11 ADA Pavilions and one gazebo may be rented for a fee. Pavilion capacity ranges from 75 - 200 persons. Ensure availability by making reservations in advance by calling the Administrative Headquarters or reserving online on our Pavilion rental portion of the website. Fees are non-refundable. •Winter Sports - Sledding and cross-country skiing. •Life Trail Exercise Stations– Ten outdoor Wellness Stations provide well-rounded fitness programs for active adults. •Bumps & Berms BMX Club - This group sponsors bicycle racing on their special dirt track. The track can only be used during ABA sanctioned events. •York County Astronomical Society - This group operates the observatory in the park. Visit their website at: http://www.astroyork.com/YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Native LandsNative Lands is a 187-acre property of which 93 acres are designated as park land with a 6' wide mowed trail traversing the property from north to south. The mowed trail serves the park users in accessing the property from three different trailheads. The trail is named the Native Lands Heritage Trail. The trail also served for the relocation of the Mason-Dixon Trail from the Long Level Road onto the County's property from Bank Hill Road to Klines Run Park and coincides with the Native Lands Heritage Trail. •Trailhead: Native Lands Heritage Trail Open to the public from dawn to dusk •Please Enjoy: Hiking Mason-Dixon Trail, Kite Flying, The View, Nature Walk, Bird watching •Native Lands Heritage Trail Waystop guide: Use the self guided tour (located inside the park brochure) to learn more about the past history of this park while you hike along the trail. YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, P. Joseph Raab ParkFrom 1854 through 1888, the 72 acres of land known as the York Iron Co. Mine site, was one of 170 iron ore mines in York County. The mine was part of an 1800's iron ore boom that produced some of the best iron ore, called "Codorus Ore," in the area. The mine stopped operations in 1888. The land was later used as agricultural land, with seven acres as a landfill site. The landfill was reclaimed in the late 1980's and early 1990's and donated to the county by Modern Landfill and Recycling, a Waste Management company. •Inhabitants: The former iron ore mines are home to four species of bats that live in the same environment. A bat gate was constructed in cooperation with the PA Game Commission and Wildlife Conservation Fund to protect the hibernating inhabitants of Raab Park. •Parking & Trails: There is 1 parking area available and 1.5 miles of trails. NO bikes or horses allowed in park. YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Richard M. Nixon ParkRichard M. Nixon Park, located in Springfield Township, features a 14,000-square-foot Nature Center. Nestled on 187 acres of meadow, wetland,woodland and aquatic habitats Nixon Park supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. •Hiking Trails: There are over six miles of trails. Bikes, horses and pets are not allowed on the trails. •Nature Center: Full-time Naturalists staff the center and offer guided nature walks and programs to pre-scheduled groups. If you would like to schedule a program for your group visit the education section of the website for more information. The center is ADA accessible. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am – 4 :30pm, and Sunday, 12:00pm-4:30pm. Closed Mondays and most holidays. •Theme Weekends: Throughout the year different theme weekends occur focusing on different nature topics such as Maple Sugar Weekend, Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend, Reptile Week and more. Please, view events calendar for upcoming events. Website below. YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Rocky Ridge Park•Multi-Use Trails: Over twelve miles of trails are open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. •Scenic Observation Decks: There are two observation decks located in the park. One deck is located on the north side of the park and offers a panoramic view of the Susquehanna Valley (ADA accessible). The other deck is located on the south side of the park and offers a view of the York Valley. • Nature Fun Zone: Located in Hidden Laurel picnic area. Nature playground, gives kids ages 2-12 a fenced in area where they can play with nature. The area features different zones such as a digging zone, a climbing zone, a quite zone, a building zone and more. •Fitness Trail: The trail starts in Hidden Laurel Picnic Area and ends at the observation deck on the north side of the park. There are 20 exercise stations scattered throughout this half-mile, cinder, all-weather trail. •Hunting: Limited hunting is allowed with special permit issued by the Parks Office. •Horseshoe Pits: Located in Hidden Laurel and Oak Timbers picnic areas. •Pavilion Rentals: Eleven pavilions can be rented for a nominal fee. Capacity ranges from 50 - 200 persons. Located near parking lots and restrooms. All are ADA accessible. Gazebos are available for a fee. For more information, visit our pavilion rentals page. •Christmas Magic, "A Festival of Lights": This event is a park sponsored spectacular 600,000+ multi-colored light show. It features a one-half mile walking trail that winds through Oak Timbers Picnic Area with stops in heated pavilions. Refreshments are available. The trail opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and remains open until December 31st. (Closed December 24 and 25) YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Spring Valley Park868 acres made of old agricultural fields and an uneven aged forest. •Multi-Use Trails: There are over five miles of trails throughout the park. Horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking are permitted on all trails. Trails are closed to mountain biking and horseback riders during "wet conditions," as determined by park rangers. •Animal Activity Area: Two horse show rings and one practice ring can be rented for a nominal fee or each one can be rented separately. All three rings are locked except on the day of rental. Numerous equestrian shows are held during the spring and summer. A schedule of events and a price listing sheet can be obtained from the Parks Office. The trails and roadways within the park offer over 12 miles of riding area and is suitable for everything from English and Western pleasure to barrel racing, pole bending and jumping. •Pavilion Rentals: One pavilion is available for rent. For more information, visit out pavilion rentals page. •Fishing: All Pa. Fish Commission Regulations do apply. •Fish for Fun Area: This one acre pond contains catfish, panfish and a number of small bass. •East Branch of the Codorus Creek: It is a trout approved stream that is stocked several times in the spring by the Pa. Fish Commission and the Izaak Walton League. •Hunting: Limited types of hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park by special parks permit only. YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government
    York County Department of Parks and Recreation, William H. Kain Park•Fishing: Fish types are Crappy, Sunfish, Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Pike, Muskie, and Stripers. Both Lakes are designated as Big Bass Lakes by the Pa. Fish Commission. •Boating: Rentals are available on Lake Redman (rowboats, paddle boats, canoes, standup paddleboards, Aquabikes, and kayaks). For more detailed information, visit our Boat Rental page. •Boating Rules and Regulations: For Rules and Regulations, visit our Main Parks page. •Launching: Lake Williams offers 1 boat launch. It has limited space for trailer parking. Gas motors cannot be used. - Lake Redman offers 2 boat launches. Gas motors may not be used. Night boating open year around. Trailers are not permitted at the Sparton Road Boat launch. •Pavilion Rentals: Five pavilions are available for a nominal fee at Lake Redman. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the County Parks Office or visiting the pavilion rental page of our website to reserve online.. The Stage is available for $20 per hour or $55 per day. The Gazebo is available for $20 per hour or $55 per day. For information about rentals, visit our pavilion rentals page. •Hunting: Limited hunting is allowed with special permits. Contact the parks office for up-to-date information. •Horseshoe Pits: Horseshoe pits are located near pavilions. •Playground: Located near Pavilion area at Lake Redman. •Volleyball: One court is available near Pavilion area at Lake Redman. •Multi-use Trails: There are over 12 miles of marked trails. Horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking are permitted on all trails. Trails are closed to mountain bikers and horseback riders during "wet conditions," as determined by Park Rangers. For current conditions, check out the Park’s Facebook or Twitter page, call the Parks Office at (717) 840-7440 for trail updates (available 24 hours a day), or refer to trail open/closed signs located along park entrance areas. Remember hikers yield to horseback riders and bikers yield to both hikers and horseback riders. •Radio Controlled Airplanes: A radio controlled airplane landing strip is located off South Pleasant Ave. All "fliers" must belong to the Prop Buster Radio Control Club YorkYork County Department of Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, York County Government

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