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Apollo County Park (Harmonica)

Shenks Ferry Road, Brogue, PA 17309

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

Directions to Shenks Ferry Road Parking Area: Follow Route 74 south toward 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 miles. Turn left on Shenks Ferry Road and continue until you reach the parking area, which should be 0.5 miles on your left.

Codorus State Park (Guitar and Xylophone)

2600 Smith Station Road (Park Office)

Hanover, PA 17331

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/codorus.aspx

Directions to Park Office: From Route 30, follow Route 116 toward 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 Main Launch Area (Xylophone): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south toward Glen Rock. After crossing the 3rd bridge, turn left on Sinsheim Road. Continue to the Main Launch Day Use Area entrance on your left.

Directions to Sinsheim Road Parking Area (Guitar): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south toward Glen Rock. After crossing the 3rd bridge, turn left on Sinsheim Road. Continue past the Main Launch Day Use Area entrance. The gravel parking area will be located on your left as the road turns and the lake becomes visible.

Dunedin Park (French Horn)

Hanover Road (Route 116)

York, PA 17403

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Website: http://www.westmanchestertownship.com/parks/parkinfo.html

Directions to Park: Follow Route 30 west toward Gettysburg. Turn left onto Route 116 West (toward Hanover). Dunedin Park is located on your right.

Farquhar Park – York City (Trumpet)

North Newberry Street

York, PA 17404

Hours: 6 am to 10 pm

Directions to Park: 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 on Newberry Street and follow along the east side of the park. Turn left on Madison Avenue and locate a parking space.

Gifford Pinchot State Park (Viola and Violin)

2200 Rosstown Road

Lewisberry, PA 17339

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/giffordpinchot.aspx

Directions to Boat Mooring Area #2 (Violin): Take Route 74 (Carlisle Road) north toward Dover. Remain on Route 74 to its intersection with Route 177 in Rossville (approximately 5.4 miles). Turn right on Route 177 (Rosstown Road) and follow approximately 2.3 miles to the Park Office. Turn right on the access road by the Park Office and continue straight down the hill to Boat Mooring Area #2.

Directions to Conewago Day Use Area (Viola): Take Route 74 (Carlisle Road) north toward Dover. Remain on Route 74. Approximately 4.2 miles after passing through the center of Dover, turn right onto Alpine Road. Follow Alpine Road approximately 2.5 miles to the Conewago Day Use Area on the left.

Hanover Trolley Line – Moul Field (Clarinet)

Moul Avenue

Hanover, PA 17331

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park/Trail Entrance: From Route 30, follow Route 116 (Hanover Road) toward Hanover. After approximately 11.2 miles, turn right on Wilson Avenue (near Hanover Foods). Continue 0.7 miles and take your 2nd left on to Ridge Avenue. Continue 1.0 miles to Moul Avenue and turn right. Moul Avenue Park will be on your right.

Heritage Rail Trail County Park (Flute and Piccolo)

400 Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office)

York, PA 17406

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

Directions to Hanover Junction Parking Area (Flute): From York City, follow Route 30 west toward Gettysburg. Turn left onto Route 616 at the first stoplight after the road narrows from a divided highway. This is Trinity Road. Continue south on Route 616 approximately 5.7 miles. You will pass through York-New Salem. Before you reach Seven Valleys, stay on Route 616 as it turns right. Continue approximately 1.1 miles to the parking lot on your left.

Directions to Northeast Extension (Piccolo): Follow directions to John C. Rudy County Park (Ukelele). Use the main entrance off Mundis Race Road and start from the Picnic Pines parking lot.

Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area (Harp)

1199 Hilts Road

Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: ycwebserver.york-county.org/Parks

Directions to Park: Follow Route 30 East to the Wrightsville Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right on Cool Springs Road toward 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 mile until you reach Hilts Road. Turn left on Hilts Road. The parking lot for Highpoint Scenic Vista is on your right.

James E. Gross Park – York City (Didgeridoo)

Roosevelt Avenue and Wood Street

York, PA 17404

Hours: 6 am to 10 pm

Directions to Park: From downtown York, take North George Street to West Philadelphia Street. Turn left on West Philadelphia Street and continue approximately 0.5 miles to Roosevelt Avenue. Turn right on Roosevelt Avenue and travel about 1 mile to Wood Street. Turn right on Wood Street. James E. Gross (Lincoln) Park will be located on your left.

John C. Rudy County Park (Ukulele)

400 Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office)

York, PA 17406

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

Directions to Park: From Route 30, follow Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north to Sherman Street. Turn right on Sherman Street and then left on Mundis Race Road (after the bridge). Pass the main entrance to the Park and turn right on Dellinger Road. Continue to the Canine Meadows (dog park) entrance and follow the road to the Song Bird Picnic Area parking lot.

Mason-Dixon Trail – Lock 12 Area (Sitar)

River Road

Airville, PA 17302

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: http://www.pplweb.com/holtwood/general+information.htm

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

Mill Creek Preserve (Cello)

Chestnut Hill and Camp Betty Washington Roads

York, PA 17402

Directions to Park: From downtown York, follow South George to East College Avenue. Turn left on East College Avenue and continue on this road as it turns into East Prospect Street (Route 124). Remain on Route 124 (now Mount Rose Avenue) east until you cross Interstate 83. After crossing Interstate 83, turn right on Camp Betty Washington Road and follow this winding road approximately 2.0 miles to the Mill Creek Preserve parking area on your right.

Native Lands Park, Zimmerman Center for Heritage (Drums)

1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park: Take Route 30 east to the Wrightsville exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right on Cool Springs Road toward Wrightsville. Turn left on Route 462 and continue into Wrightsville Borough. At the stop light, turn left on Route 462 (Hellam Street). Before reaching the Susquehanna River bridge, stay straight on Hellam Street. (Route 462 will continue across the bridge). Turn right on South Front Street, drive under the bridge and continue on this road (which becomes PA Route 624). Remain on PA Route 624 (Long Level road) for approximately 4.0 miles to the entrance to the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on your right.

P. Joseph Raab County Park (Piano)

2600 Hoff Road, Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

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 on Green Valley Road and follow 2 miles to Hoff Road. Take a right on Hoff Road. The parking lot is 0.5 mile ahead on the left.

Ponderosa Park (Tuba)

1147 South Mountain Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: http://www.franklintownship.org/park-and-recreational-area/

Directions to Park: Follow Route 74 west to US Route 15. Turn left on Route 15 south and continue for almost 4 miles. Turn right onto Hickory Road and continue for about 0.2 mile to Water Street. Turn left on Water Street and continue 1.5 miles to South Mountain Road. Turn right on South Mountain Road and the park will be on your right.

Richard M. Nixon County Park (Accordion)

5922 Nixon Drive, York, PA 17407

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

Directions to Park: Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). Turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left on South George Street toward Jacobus. After passing Smith Village, turn right on 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 continuing on Nixon Drive and into the park.

Rocky Ridge County Park (Bassoon and Oboe)

Deininger Road

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

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

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 (Trombone)

420 Cassel Road, Manchester, PA 17345

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: www.newberrytwp.com

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 on Conewago Avenue and follow approximately 0.9 miles to Cassel Road. Bear left on Cassel Road and follow another 0.9 miles to the park on your right.

Spring Valley County Park (Banjo)

Crest Road, New Freedom, PA 17349

Hours: 8 am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: ycwebserver.york-county.org/Parks

Directions to Cross Roads Parking Lot: Take Interstate 83 south to the Glen Rock exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 216 (Seaks Run Road). After going under the highway, turn right onto Potosi Road and follow approximately 2.6 miles to the Cross Roads parking lot. This parking lot is at the junction of Blymire Hollow Road, Potosi Road, and Sunlight Drive. You will have crossed over the Codorus Creek.

Springettsbury Township Park (Bass)

1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA 17402

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to the Parking Area: From Route 30, take Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Pleasant Valley Road and turn right into the first parking area by the tennis courts.

Stonewood Park (Cymbals)

Stonewood Road , York, PA 17402

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Directions to Park: From downtown York, follow Route 462 (East Market Street) east toward Wrightsville. Travel about 5.4 miles on Route 462 to intersection with Stonewood Road (traffic light). Turn right on Stonewood Road and continue over the railroad tracks to Stonewood Park on your right.

Wallace Cross Mill Historic Site (Chimes)

15759 Cross Mill Road, Felton, PA 17322

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted (grounds); Building tour schedule online

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/the-parks/wallace-cross-mill-historic-site-parks.html

Directions to Historic Site: From downtown York, follow Route 74 south (Queen Street) into Red Lion Borough. At the intersection with Route 24, turn right and follow Route 24 south approximately 6.1 miles through Winterstown. Turn left onto Church Road and continue for 2.6 miles. Church Road then turns right – follow this and continue for another 0.9 miles to Cross Mill Road. Take a slight right onto Cross Mill Road and continue 1.1 miles to the parking area.

William H. Kain County Park – Lake Redman
(Maracas and Tambourine)

Hess Farm Road, Jacobus, PA 17407

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html

Directions to Iron Stone Hill Road (Maracas): Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). Turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left on South George Street and continue into Jacobus Borough. Turn left onto Church Street and go past the Lake Redman boating area. Church Street turns into Hess Farm Road. After going under Route 30, remain on Hess Farm Road until you reach the stop sign (top of hill). Turn right onto Iron Stone Hill Road and continue downhill to the parking area on your right.

Directions to Sparton Road Parking Area (Tambourine): Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). Turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left on South George Street and continue into Jacobus Borough. Turn left onto Church Street and go past the Lake Redman boating area. Church Street turns into Hess Farm Road. After going under Route 30, turn left onto Sparton Road. The picnic and parking area is on the left.

York City Trails (Saxophone)

Martin Memorial Library

159 East Market Street, York, PA 17401

Website: http://www.yorklibraries.org/martin

Directions to Library: From downtown York, follow East Market Street 2 blocks to the library (corner of East Market and South Queen Streets). On-street parking may be available.

Zion’s View Park (Organ)

140 Copenhaffer Road, York, PA 17404

Hours: 8 am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website: http://www.conewagotwp.com/recreation.htm

Directions to Park: Take Interstate 83 north to the Strinestown/Zions View exit (#28). At the end of the ramp, turn left on Route 295 / Susquehanna Trail, crossing back over I-83. Continue on the Susquehanna Trail approximately 2.2 miles to its intersection with Copenhaffer Road on the right. This intersection is immediately before the 4-way intersection at Canal Road. Turn right on Copenhaffer Road and proceed approximately 0.2 miles to the park on the left.

 

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