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Nearby Attractions to Mont Alto State Park

Information about Mont Alto State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

The borough of Mont Alto is adjacent to the park. With a Penn State campus in town, you will find a variety of amenities. Chambersburg borough is located just under 10 miles from the park and offers places like 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

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

Caledonia State Park

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is located in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, U.S. 30.

The park is nestled within South Mountain, the northern terminus of the well-known Blue Ridge Mountain of Maryland and Virginia. Within South Mountain there are four state parks and 84,000 acres of state forest land waiting to be explored and enjoyed through hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, golfing, and camping.

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 County, Franklin County, and Adams County. Recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, the shooting range, golfing, and camping.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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

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