Forest Walks and Poolside Fun in Caledonia State Park
Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Pennsylvania, Caledonia State Park boasts more than 84,000 acres of pristine forest, making the park an ideal vacation destination for eager explorers. Caledonia State Park cabins provide all the home comforts you may need, as you recharge your batteries amid stunning, unspoiled nature.
Best Hiking Trails in Caledonia State Park
Caledonia State Park boasts ancient forests, gentle streams, and impressive sights, all of which you can experience as you follow 10 miles of trail. Ranging in difficulty levels, there are trails suitable for younger members of the family alongside those designed to challenge even the most experienced hikers. Caledonia State Park cabins will give you the chance to pick which trails are best for your ability level as you set out on a new adventure.
Among the easiest hikes in the park, this 1.9-mi. trail is level and grassy. Traversing the entire park, you will be given plenty of opportunities to gaze into the mysterious forests that characterize this route.
This 2.2-mi. trail provides hikers with a fairly challenging circuit that follows the old mill trail past the Rolling Mill Falls. Pretty woodland birds are common sights on this route.
One of the most challenging trails in the park, this 0.7-mile trail ascends 400 ft to the Appalachian Trail. Crossing the Chambersburg Water Line, hikers will be rewarded with excellent views at the top of Ore Bank Hill.
Best Family Activities in Caledonia State Park
Staying in Caledonia State Park hotels gives you and your family easy access to the many family-friendly activities and events taking place in the park. Both young and old can experience acres of natural beauty, with opportunities to learn more about the history of the area or to simply pass a lazy day at the pool.
Each year, Caledonia State Park holds an arts & crafts fair, hosting up to 150 skilled artisans who display and sell their work. A great place to pick up unique and charming gifts, the fair also provides some insight into the history and culture of the area.
Built to protect and preserve the ancient forests of the park, Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Discovery Center gives you the chance to learn more about the local plant species and wildlife. A variety of events aimed at families are also held throughout the year, and volunteer workers are also very welcome.
A large swimming pool with a water slide and dining options is open during the summer. Watch the kids splash about till their hearts' content, as you recline by the poolside. Note that the pool is also ADA accessible.
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