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Apollo County Park (Rainbow)

Shenks Ferry Road

Brogue, PA 17309

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Shenks Ferry Road Parking Area: Follow Route 74 south towards Red Lion. Once you reach the square in Red Lion, continue on Route 74 south 1.5 miles to Burkholder Road (next to Mack’s Ice Cream). Turn left onto Burkholder Road. Follow to New Bridgeville and Route 425. Take Route 425 south approximately 5.0 miles. Turn left onto Shenks Ferry Road and continue until you reach the parking area, which should be 0.5 miles on your left.

Codorus State Park (Eagle and Mermaid)

2600 Smith Station Road (Park Office)

Hanover, PA 17331

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park Office: From Route 30, follow Route 116 towards Hanover. After approximately 12 miles, turn left onto Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Follow Route 216 south for 2.4 miles to the Park Office on your left.

Directions to La-Ho Parking Area (Eagle): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south towards Glen Rock. Immediately after crossing the 2nd bridge, turn right into the small gravel parking area on the right. The La-Ho trailhead is here.

Directions to Main Launch Area (Mermaid): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south towards Glen Rock. After crossing the 3rd bridge, turn left onto Sinsheim Road. Continue to the Main Launch Day Use Area entrance on your left.

Cousler Park (Magic Wand)

1060 Church Road

Manchester, PA 17406

Phone: 717-764-4646

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: Take Roosevelt Avenue north off Route 30. At the first traffic light (Weis Markets is on your left), turn right onto Greenbriar Road. Follow Greenbriar Road approximately 1.3 miles to Church Road. Turn right onto Church Road (Route 238 East) and turn right at the first park entrance on the right where baseball field #2 is.

Dillsburg Community Park (Elf)

South Chestnut Street

Dillsburg, PA 17019

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park: From York City, follow Route 74 north/Carlisle Road towards Dover. Continue on Route 74/Carlisle Road until you reach its intersection with Route 177 in Rossville (traffic light). Remain straight on Old York Road towards Dillsburg. Do not turn left onto Route 74! In approximately 7.0 miles, Old York Road becomes South Chestnut Street. The entrance to the park is at the beginning of South Chestnut Street on the right.

Farmers Field Recreational Park (Bean Stalk)

Church Road

York, PA

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park: Follow Route 30 west towards Gettysburg. Continue past the York Airport approximately 2.0 miles until you reach Church Road. Turn right onto Church Road and continue to the park entrance on your left.

Farquhar Park (Ogre)

North Newberry Street

York, PA 17404

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Kiwanis Lake: From downtown York, follow North George Street to Philadelphia Street. Turn left onto West Philadelphia Street and follow approximately 0.4 miles to Newberry Street. Turn right onto Newberry Street and follow along the east side of the park. Turn left onto Madison Avenue and locate a parking space.

Gifford Pinchot State Park (Lantern and Wolf)

2200 Rosstown Road

Lewisberry, PA 17339

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Boat Mooring Area #2 (Lantern and Wolf): Take Route 74 (Carlisle Road) north towards Dover. Remain on Route 74 to its intersection with Route 177 in Rossville (approximately 5.4 miles). Turn right onto Route 177 (Rosstown Road) and follow approximately 2.3 miles to the Park Office. Turn right onto the access road by the Park Office and continue straight down the hill. When you reach the brown cabins sign (on the right), stay left and follow to Boat Mooring Area #2.

Girard Park (Magic Carpet)

Veterans Memorial Park

Vander Avenue

York, PA 17403

Phone: 717-849-2245

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Veterans Memorial Park: From downtown York, follow South George Street to Rathton Road (near York Hospital). Turn left onto Rathton Road and proceed across South Queen Street. Turn left onto Edgar Street and proceed to the first stop sign. Turn right onto Rockdale/Vander Avenue and proceed straight into the parking lot. Park near the three flagpoles on the right (in the Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden).

Heritage Rail Trail County Park (Centaur)

Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office)

York, PA 17406. Parking lot is near Rt. 30 and Loucks Mill Road intersection.

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Northeast Extension: Take route 30 East. After crossing over the Codorus Creek, turn right onto Loucks Mill Road. The parking area will be on your right.

Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area (Witch)

1199 Hilts Road

Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: Follow Route 30 East to the Wrightsville Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Cool Springs Road towards Wrightsville. Continue straight (cross Route 462) on Cool Creek Road at the stop light (Cool Creek Golf Course will be on your right.) Drive approximately 1.7 miles to Haugh Road on your left. Haugh Road will turn into Knight’s View Road – stay on this road for about 1.0 miles until you reach Hilts Road. Turn left onto Hilts Road. The parking area is on your right.

Hollow Creek Greenway (Trident)

946 Valley Road

York, PA 17407

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 to exit #14 (Leaders Heights). Turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left onto South George Street towards Jacobus. After passing Smith Village, turn right onto Valley Road and continue down the hill. Drive around a sharp right curve and then a sharp left curve. The entrance to the Greenway parking area can be found on the right between 942/944 and 946 Valley Road.

Horn Farm Center (Brooms)

4945 Horn Road

York, PA 17406

Phone: 717-757-6441

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Horn Farm: Take Route 30 east to the Hallam exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left and continue approximately 0.8 miles. Turn right on Horn Road and continue until you reach the Horn Farm Center.

Indian Steps Museum (Snake)

205 Indian Steps Road

Airville, PA 17302

Phone: 717-862-3948

Grounds Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Museum: Follow Route 74 south towards Red Lion. Once you reach the square in Red Lion, continue on Route 74 south 1.5 miles to Burkholder Road (next to Mack’s Ice Cream). Turn left onto Burkholder Road. Follow to New Bridgeville and Route 425. Take Route 425 south approximately 6.3 miles (just past Otter Creek Campground). Stay straight onto Indian Steps Road where Route 425 takes a sharp right and climbs uphill. The Museum will be on your left in approximately 0.6 miles.

John C. Rudy County Park (Cat)

400 Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office)

York, PA 17406

Phone: 717-840-7440

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: From Route 30, follow Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north to Sherman Street. Turn right onto Sherman Street and then left onto Mundis Race Road (after the bridge). Turn right at the Pines Picnic Area and follow the road to the parking area.

Lock 12 Recreation Area (Troll)

River Road

Airville, PA 17302

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Follow Route 74 south (South Queen Street) towards Red Lion. Continue on Route 74 (Delta Road) south towards Delta. After traveling approximately 15.5 miles on Route 74, turn left onto to Route 372 (Holtwood Road). Remain on Route 372 east to the Norman Wood Bridge. Turn left onto River Road just before the bridge. Continue to the second parking area on your right.

Native Lands County Park (Crystal Ball)

Zimmerman Center for Heritage

1706 Long Level Road

Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park: Take Route 30 east to the Wrightsville Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Cool Springs Road towards Wrightsville. Continue straight (cross Route 462) on Cool Creek Road at the traffic light (Cool Creek Golf Course will be on your right.) Drive approximately 1.7 miles to Haugh Road on your left. Haugh Road will turn into Knight’s View Road – stay on this road for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 624 south and travel 2.1 miles to the entrance of the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on the right. Go up the driveway and park in the parking area behind the center.

P. Joseph Raab County Park (Dragon)

Hoff Road

Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: From York, take Route 30 west and turn left onto Route 616. Follow Route 616 for 5.5 miles to Green Valley Road. Turn right onto Green Valley Road and follow 2.0 miles to Hoff Road. Turn right onto Hoff Road. The parking lot is 0.5 miles ahead on the left (before Zeiglers Church Road).

Richard M. Nixon County Park (Snowy Owl)

5922 Nixon Drive

York, PA 17407

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). At the end of the ramp, turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left onto South George Street towards Jacobus. After passing Smith Village, turn right onto Valley Road and follow down the hill. After driving around a sharp right curve, turn right onto Nixon Drive. At the stop sign, turn left and continue following Nixon Drive into the park.

Rocky Ridge County Park (Fairy and Unicorn)

Deininger Road

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: From Route 30, take Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north for 1 mile. Turn right onto Deininger Road and follow into park.

Shelley Park (Magic Lamp)

420 Cassel Road

Manchester, PA 17345

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: From downtown York, follow North George Street approximately 9.1 miles to Conewago Avenue (across from Conewago Inn). You will cross Route 30 and proceed through Emigsville and Manchester Boroughs. Turn left onto Conewago Avenue and follow approximately 0.9 miles to Cassel Road. Bear left onto Cassel Road and follow another 0.9 miles to the park entrance on your right.

Spring Valley County Park (Horse and Pendant)

Crest Road

Glen Rock, PA 17327

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Cross Roads Parking Area (Horse): Take Interstate 83 south to the Glen Rock exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 216 (Seaks Run Road). After going under the highway, turn right onto Potosi Road and follow approximately 2.6 miles. Continue straight past Crest Road (on the left where the brown Spring Valley County Park Animal Activity Area sign is). Follow Potosi Road down the hill, over the Codorus Creek and to the left. The parking area can be found on the left side at the junction of Blymire Hollow Road, Potosi Road, and Sunlight Drive.

Directions to Folk Life Parking Area (Pendant): Take Interstate 83 south to the Glen Rock exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 216 (Seaks Run Road). After going under the highway, turn right onto Potosi Road and follow approximately 2.3 miles. Continue straight past Crest Road (on the left where the brown Spring Valley County Park Animal Activity Area sign is). Turn right onto Maintenance Road 5 (marked as 3239 on the green street sign). Follow this road past the ‘No Outlet’ sign to the end where the parking area is on the right.

Springettsbury Township Park (Castle)

1501 Mount Zion Road

York, PA 17402

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to the Parking Area: From Route 30, take Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north. Turn right onto Whiteford Road. Turn left at the second parking area on the left with a green park sign.

William H. Kain County Park (Knight and Princess)

Church Street/Hess Farm Road (Lake Redman)

George Street (Lake Williams)

Jacobus, PA 17407

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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NewBoth Knight and Princess now start at the Sparton Road Parking Area.

Directions to Sparton Road Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). At the end of the ramp, turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left onto South George Street towards Jacobus and continue for approximately 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Church Street and go past the Lake Redman boating area. Church Street turns into Hess Farm Road. After going under the Interstate 83 bridge, turn left onto Sparton Road. The parking area is on the left.

Windsor Wonderland (Leprechaun)

1600 Windsor Road

Red Lion, PA 17356

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park: From Route 30, take Route 24 (Mount Zion Road) south to Windsor Road. Turn left on Windsor Road and follow it to the first signal light. Turn right on Freysville Road. The parking area is 300 yards ahead on your left.

York City Trails (Lightning Bolt)

Martin Library

159 East Market Street

York, PA 17401

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Directions to Library: From downtown York, follow East Market Street two blocks to the library (corner of East Market and South Queen Streets). On-street parking may be available.

 

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