Fall Is Better On Foot

Walk, wheel, and win your way through the Hershey Harrisburg Region this fall. Enjoy the scenery along the way including gorgeous views, vibrant foliage, and good company!

Hiking

You can’t experience autumn indoors, so get outside! Revel in the beauty of the season with a stroll through Wildwood Park or along the Susquehanna River at Riverfront Park. The short (but challenging) 30-minute trek to the top of Hawk Rock lets you enjoy the brilliant foliage along the way before overlooking the sweeping views of the Susquehanna. This spot is located on the famous Appalachian Trail, so ambitious hikers can hop on the AT for a longer, scenic tour of what Pennsylvania has to offer.

 

 

Biking

Grab your helmet and pedal your way through Harrisburg and Hershey’s finest stretches. Take a ride on the Capital Area Greenbelt, a 20-mile trail through Harrisburg or discover a local hidden gem in Newport - Little Buffalo State Park. If you’re in Hershey, check out the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail, a beautiful 13-mile rail trail. Be sure to brake along the route to snap a photo of the picturesque PA setting.

 

Races

Race your way through our region as a participant in the Harrisburg Marathon (a qualifier for the Boston Marathon) and the Hershey Half Marathon. Runners from all around delight in the vibrant fall foliage and beautiful towns they pass through on their way to the finish line. After the race, celebrate with your fans by grabbing a seasonal craft beer, handful of chocolate, and mouthwatering farm-to-table fare. We appreciate that you ran the miles to get here!

 

It’s the best time of year to be outdoors! Make your day of exploring nature’s beauty even sweeter with fireside s’mores at one of our campgrounds and cabins.

 

Other outdoor things to check out!

 

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

Fishing Creek Valley Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717) 567-9255

The 1,025-acre Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area straddles Blue Mountain and is the habitat... More

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Capital Area Greenbelt

P.O. Box 15405
Harrisburg, PA 17104

(717) 921-GREEN

The trail is a 20 mile loop through and around Harrisburg. It passes along the Susquehanna River... More

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Fowlers Hollow State Park

c/o Colonel Denning State Park
Newville, PA 17241

(717) 776-5272

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest. In the late 1800s,... More

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Little Buffalo State Park

1579 State Park Road
Newport, PA 17074

(717) 567-9255

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Wildwood Park

100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 221-0292

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central PA, the park is conveniently located on the edge of... More

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