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Fort Halifax Park

  • 570 N. River Road, (Rt 147 N) Halifax, PA 17032
  • (717) 896-8510

This scenic 178-ac. Township park is located off PA Rt, 147 1/10 mile north of Halifax, PA along the Susquehanna River at the confluence of Armstrong Creek. The Park is the site of ongoing archaeological efforts to locate historic Ft. Halifax constructed on the site in 1756 as part of a chain of Pennsylvania forts to protect Borderland settlers from raiding French and Indian war parties. With picnicking areas, access to Armstrong Creek for wading, the Susquehanna for kayaking, canoeing and fishing, picturesque hiking trails, historic farm buildings, and acres of pristine open fields and woodlands, it's an ideal place for family outings and where visitors can simply "get away from it all." Also, family and group camping, hiking, bird watching, and exciting planned events throughout the year including the annual Ft. Halifax Festival, the 1st Saturday in May, provide something of interest for almost everyone.

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