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Susquehannock State Park

A July 2004 trip to Lancaster by Laalasa

Susquehannock State Park Photo, Lancaster, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: Susquehannock State Park is a small park, about 70 miles west of Philadelphia, in Lancaster County.

Susquehannock State Park

Overview

Susqhannock State Park Photo, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Susquehannock State Park is a small park, about 70 miles west of Philadelphia, in Lancaster County. At only 224 acres, this is a haven for walkers (5 miles of trails), picnicking families (over a 100 tables), and bird-watchers (the first Bald Eagle Sanctuary).

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

From Philadelphia, drive west on Route 30, through the heart of Amish Country and skirting horse-drawn buggies. In the village of Gap, take PA 372 west, and then turn south on Susquehanna Drive. Park Drive leads you to Susquehannock State Park.

Susquehannock State Park

Attraction | "Hiking and Scenic Panoramas"

Susquehannock State Park Photo, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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The highlights of Susquehannock State Park are the awesome bird's eye views. These include the Susquehanna River; the Conowingo reservoir; Mt. Johnson Island, with the first Bald Eagle Sanctuary; and Landis House, built in 1850 and was part of the Underground Railroad network (they helped runaway slaves make their way north to freedom along the Susquehanna River).

The main overlook point is known as Hawk Point. This is connected to Wissler's Run Point by the Overlook Trail. A short drive on River Road from outside the park takes you to Pinnacle Road for yet another lookout point over Holtwood Dam.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2004

Susquehannock State Park
Susquehannock Dr
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17518
(717) 548-3361