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Nearby Attractions to Fowlers Hollow State Park

Information about Fowlers Hollow State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Several small communities can be found in proximity to the park. The Borough of Carlisle is allocated approximately 30 miles east of the park and is home to many antique and specialty automobile shows at the fairgrounds, as well as great restaurants and shops.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from Mt. Union Area Chamber.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area is a quaint picnic and hiking spot. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic information at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking.

Tuscarora State Forest

The 96,025-acre Tuscarora State Forest covers the narrow valleys and steep, rocky ridges of the ridge and valley region of Pennsylvania. These fertile, well-watered sites are ideal for growing majestic oak and hemlock forests.

Recreational activities in Tuscarora State Forest includes hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Colonel Denning State Park

The 273-acre Colonel Denning State Park is located in north-central Cumberland County. The park features a 3.5-acre lake and serves as the gateway to the 96,000-acre Tuscarora State Forest, which surrounds the park.

Recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park is located in Perry County. Thousands of people meet at Little Buffalo every year to picnic, swim, fish, hike, and experience nature and history. The park has 8 miles of trails for a wide range of physical abilities. The main picnic area near the swimming pool features showers, first-aid station, play field, seasonal food concession, playground equipment, boat rental, two picnic pavilions that each seat 80 people, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and many picnic tables.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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

The Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area is a geographical phenomenon that rises steeply to 1200 feet above sea level, which in the early 19th century presented a nearly impassable transportation challenge. Those natural barriers of the past have turned into modern playgrounds for outdoor recreationalists.