Information about nearby attractions is available from the Perry County Tourist and Recreation Bureau at 717-834-4912.
Box Huckleberry Natural Area: Just south of New Bloomfield on Huckleberry Road, this 100-acre plot is managed by DCNR's Bureau of Forestry. Visitors can hike a self-guiding loop trail and see the rare box huckleberry which grows here and in only two other locations in Pennsylvania. This is also a good place to see wildflowers like trailing arbutus and may apple. Limited parking is available.
Hemlocks Natural Area: Located in the Tuscarora State Forest, this 120-acre plot of old growth timber is covered by massive trees 100 feet tall and four to six feet in diameter. Some of these giant trees started as seedlings about the time Christopher Columbus was discovering America! From the park it takes about 45 minutes to reach this site. Take 274 west to Big Spring State Park, turn left onto Hemlock Road. It is five miles to the natural area.