Conestoga, Pennsylvania

Top Spots in and near Conestoga

  • Conestoga, Pennsylvania

    Climb at Safe Harbor

    3.3
    Directions: Drive to Safe Harbor. From Safe Harbor, take River Road south to Green Hill Road--this road is very windy. Drive towards Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve. When you reach the tunnel, park on either side of the tunnel. There isn't too much parking here so I'd suggest carpooling.The tra...
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Explore Mill Creek Falls

    It's not too hard to find the Mill Creek Falls; you can see it from the parking lot. This is an ideal spot if you just need a quick fix of something beautiful.  From the road, follow the blue blazes of the Mason-Dixon Trail up the hill. After you admire and photograph the falls, consider hiking t...
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

    2 mi
    The Mason-Dixon Trail is a 200-mile trail that begins and ends in Pennsylvania, passing through Maryland and Delaware along the way. The trail connects the AT to the Brandywine Trail and spends considerable time adjacent to the wide and wondrous Susquehanna River. One of the Mason-Dixon trail's m...
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  • Marietta, Pennsylvania

    Climb At Chickies Rock

    From parking at the fairly new lot on Furnace Road, head down river on the walking trail about a half mile to an obvious large face next to the train tracks. From here you choose from a variety of routes including some two pitch routes like Witches’ Brew 5.4 to Main Street 5.5 over to some of the...
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  • Pylesville, Maryland

    Hike to Kilgore Falls

    3.8
    1.2 mi
    This 1.2 mile roundtrip hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It is a short hike that's great for families and bringing the dog. In the warmer months, you can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. People have cliff jumped here, but exercise caution and do s...
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  • Street, Maryland

    Hike the White Trail

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 643 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of  St. Clair Bridge Rd to access the trail.  Be aware that some parts of the trail are rocky and/or steep. This trail is dog friendly and is accessible from October through November. 
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  • Bel Air, Maryland

    Hike the Deer Creek Trail

    5.0
    2 mi
    Because Palmer State Park is still under development (with no timeline given for its completion), there are only a few trails that meander through this 555-acre reserve. Palmer's official website offers a not-so-helpful topographical map, but the easiest way into the park that I could find was ne...
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  • Havre de Grace, Maryland

    Hike the Susquehanna Ridge Trail at Susquehanna State Park

    6 mi
    What is it with Harford County and its slew of awesome parks? Nestled in the Northeast corner of Maryland, between the Chesapeake Bay and the river it takes its name from, Susquehanna State Park is gorgeous. A couple miles and a world away from I-95, SSP is expansive and lush. There are 15 miles ...
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  • Parkton, Maryland

    Hike the Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop Trail

    5.0
    13.3 mi / 1180 ft gain
    Park in the lot on Bunker Hill Road and then continue a short ways to the trailhead (see map). There are no bridges for crossing the water so be prepared to pick your way across. 
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  • Freeland, Maryland

    Hike Hemlock Gorge

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is one of Baltimore's little known gems. The area contains an ecosystem which is essentially non-existent outside of the Appalachian mountain regions. It has also been seemingly under-appreciated and abused by locals. I am trusting that the Outbound Collective community will do its part to e...
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  • Parkton, Maryland

    Photograph Prettyboy Dam

    4.0
    Make sure you park in the designated spots located above the Dam. Walk across the Dam road bridge and about mid way stop and take a look over the edge. You will be greeted with the a beautiful view of the valley. To explore more keep walking over the dam bridge and walk down the stairs to view ...
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  • Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Ranger Trails at Codorus State Park

    4.0
    5 mi
    I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting much from Codorus State Park. But, my Saturday was open and I wanted to go somewhere I wouldn't have to fight for legroom. I didn't need anything majestic--just some space. Codorus, centrally located in the picturesque hills of York County, PA, seemed to fit the...
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  • Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

    Hike Quaker Race's Lakeside Trail

    4.0
    3 mi
    This trail is best accessed from the Quaker Race Day Use Area or from the Cabin Colony for cabin occupants. This trail has a dirt or rocky surface, uneven terrain and one steep but short hill. This trail connects to Lakeside Trail at its end to form a 3-mile loop that passes through diverse habit...
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  • Kingsville, Maryland

    Hike the Jerusalem Village Trail & Jericho Covered Bridge Trail

    4.3 mi / 341 ft gain
    This is a moderately rated hike that features a river and quite a few hilly sections. The trail is known to be rather muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate waterproof footwear. Note that some sections of the trail are not well marked. You may want to review a map before embarking. There is park...
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  • North East, Maryland

    Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

    3.5
    6.6 mi / 450 ft gain
    Park in the lot (see map) and follow signage for the loop trail. This is not a highly trafficked trail so there may be sections that need some maintenance, but that won't get in the way of completing the hike. 
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  • Newark, Delaware

    Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 0 ft gain
    White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania state line, but the easiest way to access the trail...
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Camping and Lodging in Conestoga

Lancaster / New Holland KOA Journey
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Lancaster / New Holland KOA Journey

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Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday

Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Holiday
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Blue Marsh Lake (Dry Brooks Day Use Area)
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Blue Marsh Lake (Dry Brooks Day Use Area)

Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA Journey
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Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA Journey

Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground
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Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Conestoga

Does "Adventure" Have to Include a Sufferfest?

Does "Adventure" Have to Include a Sufferfest?

Matthew Eaton