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Directions to Parks

NEW for 2021!

GPS Location links have been added to each Tail page this year, directly underneath the park location information. Click on it for a Google Map that shows the location of the park, to which you can get driving directions.

ADM 2021 Tail Locations

PLEASE NOTE: This is no longer an interactive map; please visit the Tail pages for specific GPS coordinate locations. For a printable version of these directions or a schedule of activities at these parks, please visit our Downloads page to obtain copies that you can print out and keep with you.

All directions were created starting from Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. If traveling from a different area, please consult a map or other means to find starting points. Hours of operations are dawn to dusk unless otherwise noted or posted.

Caledonia State Park (White-tailed Deer)

101 Pine Grove Road (Park Office), Fayetteville, PA 17222-8224

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Directions to Parking Area: Follow Chambersburg Street (Route 30) west approximately 14.6 miles to Route 233. Turn right on Route 233 and turn left into the park in a short distance. The park office is immediately to your left. Go past the office, over 2 bridges and bear left at the stop sign to parking area 2.

Carroll Valley Borough Park (Alligator)

5685 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, PA 17320

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Directions to Park: Take Carlisle Street (Business Route 15) south. At the first stop light, turn right on Middle Street/Route 116 west and follow approximately 10.3 miles to the park on your right.

Cross Keys Community Park (Kangaroo)

785 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350

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Directions to Park: Head east on US-30. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Carlisle Street. Turn right onto Berlin Road. The parking area will be on your right.

East Berlin Community Park (Shark)

128 Water Street (Borough Office), East Berlin, PA 17316

Directions to East Berlin: Take York Street (Route 30) west approximately 2.3 miles to Route 15 North. Proceed north on Route 15 toward Harrisburg and exit at the East Berlin/Heidlersburg exit (Route 234). Turn right on Route 234 and continue about 8.3 miles into East Berlin. After crossing a bridge and entering East Berlin, take a left on to the first street. (The street is not named.) You will reach North Avenue; East Berlin Community Park should either be across the street in front of you or slightly to the right.

Gettysburg Recreation Park (Squirrel)

545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Directions to Park: Follow Baltimore Street (Business Route 15) south approximately 0.3 miles to Breckenridge Street. Turn right on Breckenridge Street and continue 0.2 miles to Long Lane. Turn left on Long Lane and continue to Gettysburg Recreation Park on your right.

Hale Memorial Trail – Arendtsville Borough (Lobster)

Glenwood Drive, Biglerville, PA 17307

Directions to Trail Entrance: Take Carlisle Street (Business Route 15 / Route 34) north 0.6 miles. Stay straight on Biglerville Road (Route 34) north another 6.2 miles into Biglerville Borough. Turn left on West Hanover Street (PA Route 392) and continue approximately 0.4 miles. Turn left onto PA-234 west and continue 2.2 miles into Arendstville Borough. As you enter the Borough, you will pass a baseball field on your left. Take your next left on Glenwood Drive and proceed to the trail entrance around 20 Glenwood Drive. You will need to park on the road in a residential area. Be respectful of the neighborhood and its residents.

Latimore Township Park (Peacock)

711 Pondtown Road, York Springs, PA 17372

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Directions to Park: Head east on US-30. Merge onto US-15 North towards Harrisburg. Turn right onto Latimore Valley Road. Turn slight left onto Braggtown Road. Turn right onto Pondtown Road. The park entrance will be on your left.

Littlestown Community Park (Monkey)

151 E. Lakeview Drive, Littlestown, PA 17340

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Directions to Park: Head south on Baltimore St/Lincoln Square toward W. Zerfing Alley. Continue straight to stay on Baltimore Street. Continue onto Baltimore Pike. Continue onto N. Queen Street. Turn left onto E. Lakeview Drive. Turn right into park.

Michaux State Forest (Fox and Rabbit)

10099 Lincoln Way E, Fayetteville, PA 17222 (District Office)

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Directions to Mount Hope Trail (Fox): Head south on Baltimore Street. Take the second right onto W. Middle Street/PA-116. Continue to follow PA-116. Stay straight to go onto Iron Springs Road. Turn slight left to stay on Iron Springs Road. Turn slight right onto Gum Springs Road. Take the first right onto Mount Hope Road. The parking area will be on your right.

Directions to Rocky Knob Trail (Rabbit): Head north on Baltimore St/Lincoln Square. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Chambersburg Street. Turn right onto Buford Avenue. Continue onto US-30 W/Chambersburg Road. Turn right onto PA-233 N. Turn left onto Milesburn Road. Stay right onto Milesburn Road (at Stillhouse Hollow Road). Turn right (almost a V-turn) onto Ridge Road. Go about 2 miles to a 3-car parking area on left (it is not marked, but is a small pull-off). The trail entrance is across the road. There is a wooden sign about 20 yards up the trail for Rocky Knob Trail.

Norm Weaver Community Park (Tiger)

5 Elm Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Directions to Park: Start out going east on York Street (Route 30). Turn slight right onto Hanover Street (Route 116) for about 5.3 miles. Turn right onto Elm Avenue; parking area is on your right.

Oakside Community Park (Seahorse)

2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville, PA 17307

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Directions to Park: Follow Carlisle Street (Route 34) north approximately 6.5 miles to Biglerville. Turn right on East Hanover Street (Route 394) and continue as it changes to Table Rock Road. Remain on Table Rock Road (Route 394) about 0.9 miles to Oakside Community Park on the right.

Seminary Ridge (Horse)

Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Directions to Parking Area: Take York Street (Route 30) west approximately 0.78 miles (you will be on Buford Ave/Rt. 30). Turn left onto Seminary Ridge. The parking area for the Museum will be on your right. Park your vehicle and then cross Seminary Ridge to the sidewalk to start the hike.

Straban Township Park (Chameleon)

100 Smith Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Directions to Park: Start out going east on US-30. Turn left onto Smith Road. The park entrance will be on your left.

Strawberry Hill Foundation (Stegosaurus)

1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Baltimore Street (Business Route 15) south. At the first stop light, turn right onto Middle Street/Route 116 west and follow approximately 8 miles. Right after you see the big blue Strawberry Hill sign, turn right onto Bullfrog Road, which becomes Mount Hope Road. The Nature Classroom and parking area are on the left, the office is on the right side of the road.

 

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