Program runs from June 1 to August 10

Directions to Parks

Before you head out on your adventures, please remember to check the Important Updates and Portal Post Status pages for any changes to hikes, directions, or parks. You can also check the Get Outdoors Adams! Facebook page for information.

NOTE: This is not an interactive map; please visit the individual portal 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.

Adams County Public Library (City)

43 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Directions to Parking Area: Follow Baltimore Street (US-15) toward W. Middle Street and continue on Baltimore Street. Turn left onto Lefever Street into the parking area on your left.

Caledonia State Park (Compass)

30 Pine Grove Road, PA Highway 233, Fayetteville, PA 17222-8224


Directions to Parking Area: Follow Chambersburg Street (Route 30) west approximately 14.6 miles to Route 233. Turn right on Route 233 and then left into the park. Drive past the main office, the pool parking area and stay left at the fork past the pool. Park at parking area #2, which is the next parking area on the left past the pool parking area.

East Berlin Community Park (Backyard)

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

Directions to Parking Area: 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 Sixth St. Turn right on North Avenue and proceed to the park entrance on the left. Continue to the parking area.

Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA) (Treehouse)

545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325


Directions to Parking Area: 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. Park in the main parking area near the office building.

Griest Memorial Park (Farm)

110 Town Hill Road, York Springs, PA 17372

Directions to Parking Area: Take York Street (Route 30) approximately 2.2 miles to its intersection with US Route 15. Use the right lane to merge onto US-15 North and continue 12.4 miles to the York Springs exit (PA Route 94). Turn right on PA-94 North (Carlisle Street) toward York Springs. Continue 1.3 miles to Town Hill Road. Turn right on Town Hill Road and right again into the park.

Hale Memorial Trail – Arendtsville Borough (Kayak)

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. Turn at the 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.

Hamiltonban Community Park (Zoo)

4020 Bullfrog Road, Fairfield, PA 17320


Directions to Parking Area: Follow Lincoln Square/US-30-E/US-15 Bus N/PA-116 west toward York St/US-30 W. Turn right onto Baltimore St/US-15 Bus S/PA-116/PA-134. Take the 1st right onto W. Middle St/PA-116. Continue to follow PA-116. Turn right onto Bullfrog Rd. Park will be on your left.

Michaux State Forest (Binoculars)

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


Directions to Rocky Knob Trail Parking Area: 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.

North Street Park, McSherrystown (Museum)

North Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344

Directions to Parking Area: Head north on Baltimore Street/Lincoln Square. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto York Street. Continue straight onto PA-116 E/Hanover Street. Turn left onto Front Street. Front Street turns right and becomes North Street. Park is on your left.

Oakside Community Park (Theater)

2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville, PA 17307


Directions to Parking Area: 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. Park in the gravel lot diagonal from the dog park.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Near Laurel Lake (Bicycle)

1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324


Directions to Parking Area: Head east toward York Street. Exit the traffic circle onto PA-34 N/Carlisle Street/Lincoln Square. Continue to follow PA-34 N for about 10 miles. Turn slightly left onto S. Main Street and continue onto Bendersville Wenksville Road. Turn right onto Pine Grove Furnace Road. Continue past the Visitor’s Center and past Laurel Lake. Turn right onto Old Railroad Bed Rd (located just below the dam). Once you are on Old Railroad Bed Rd, Laurel Lake will be on your right. Continue approximately 1.9 miles on that road to a small parking area on the right with a large wooden bridge crossing the creek. It will be marked with a sign for Mountain Creek Trail and Koppenhaver Trail.

Plum Creek Community Park (Train)

300 Mt. Pleasant Road, Hanover, PA 17331

Directions to Parking Area: Head east toward York Street. Exit the traffic circle onto York Street. Continue straight onto PA-116 E/Hanover Street for about 12 miles. Turn right onto S. 3rd Street. Continue onto Mt. Pleasant Road to the park on your right.

Ranch Trail Commons (Plane)


Directions to Parking Area: Take Baltimore Street (Business Route 15) south one block to Middle Street. Turn right on West Middle Street (Route 116) and follow approximately 11.4 miles west past the Borough Office. Turn left onto Waynesboro Pike, then right onto Ranch Trail. Turn right onto Walnut Trail. Turn left into parking area.

South Street Park, McSherrystown (Spaceship)

100 Panther Drive, McSherrystown, PA 17344

Direction to McSherrystown Senior Center Parking Area: Follow York Street (Route 30) west toward York. In approximately 0.2 miles, stay to the right on PA 116-E/Hanover Street. Remain on PA 116 approximately 11.7 miles. Turn right onto S. 3rd St. Turn left on Park Place and continue to the parking area in front of the McSherrystown Senior Center.

Straban Park (Sunscreen)

100 Smith Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325


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

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