60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties

by Matt Willen

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties by Matt Willen

Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles:Harrisburg provides the first comprehensive hiking guide to the region.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty,
configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural of history of the areas
the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Harrisburg will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours,all within about an hour's drive of Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897328043
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 01/24/2011
Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Matt Willen has lived in Pennsylvania for the past fifteen years, during which he has explored many of the state’s hiking trails and kayaked many of its rivers. He is currently a professor at Elizabethtown College, where he teaches courses in professional writing. He lives on a farm outside of the town of Hershey.

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