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Nearby Attractions to Caledonia State Park

Information about Caledonia State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

The Conococheague Creek, a tributary to the Potomac River, forms the northern border of Fayetteville -- the closest town to the park. The Chambersburg Borough is located six miles from the park and offers amenities such as a shopping mall and restaurants. It marks the midway point between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on the Lincoln Highway.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Caledonia State Park is close to three state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Mont Alto State Park

The quiet, 24-acre Mont Alto State Park features a unique pavilion, picnicking, and trout fishing. Mont Alto is the oldest park still in the Pennsylvania state park system.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

The 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is steeped in natural and historical features. It is located at the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in an area known as South Mountain. Visitors enjoy many recreational opportunities, including the two mountain lakes (Laurel Lake and Fuller Lake), hiking the Appalachian Trail, biking the rail trail, and visiting the Appalachian Trail Museum.

Michaux State Forest

The 85,500-acre Michaux State Forest is located in the South Mountain area of Cumberland, Franklin, and Adams counties. Recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, the shooting range, golfing, and camping.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

The 2,531-acres of Kings Gap Environmental Education Center consist of forests on South Mountain, with more than 20 miles of hiking trails, a permanent orienteering course, picnicking, hunting, and other recreational and educational opportunities.

The Cameron-Masland Mansion provides facilities for meals and overnight lodging, and may be reserved for meetings, weddings, receptions, and similar functions.

Kings Gap is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretive programs to the citizens of Pennsylvania. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers, and the general public to increase knowledge and awareness of the values and function of our natural resources.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The Gettysburg National Military Park is a historic military site that is operated by the National Park Service and preserves and explains the events that occurred on the Gettysburg Battlefield during the Civil War.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor recognizes the nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, which stretched from New York City to San Francisco in 1913. It’s a route that changed the U.S. forever, marking the birth of popular American tourism -- vacationing by automobile.