So, when I recently visited Cornwall Iron FurnaceI was excited to discover in my favorite Harrisburg-area hiking book that there was a great hiking area nearby. And, even better, it had a historical connection that made it the perfect adventure after visiting the furnace. Comprised of more than 1, acres, the park offers 14 miles of hiking trails, many of which also allow hiking and mountain biking.
Governor Dick Observation Tower Loop is a 5. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
It was a nice relaxing hike in the woods to the tower. The trail we took was covered in stone. Dick is a peaceful hike through trails that lead you to the 60 foot high tower.
Mount Gretna - Climbing. The boulders at Gretna are very clean, and the trails there are wide and well maintained. The boulders are on a south facing hillside. This makes it warm on a sunny winter day, and it dries out quickly after a rain.
Governor Dick Tower Trail is a 2. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Easy trail with plenty of shade.
Perhaps the most popular entrance is off Pinch Road the main route south out of the village centerabout half-a-mile south of Mount Gretna on the eastern left-hand side. There is parking space by the side of the road for maybe a dozen vehicles around an informational plaque mounted on a boulder. The trail itself follows the bed of the old 19th.
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Lebanon County is located in south central Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles east of the state capital Harrisburg. This quiet and rural county sprawls square miles of beautiful countryside, but has many urban features of dining, shopping, music and theater events within close proximity. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.