Pennsylvania December 05, 2017
The Oldest State Park In Pennsylvania Every Pennsylvanian Should Visit Once
Just about everywhere you travel in PA, you’ll find a sprawling state park that promises plenty to do all year round. Of the 121 state parks in Pennsylvania, one stands apart from the rest. Mont Alto State Park, the one park every Pennsylvanian should visit at least once, happens to be the oldest state park in Pennsylvania.
A relatively small state park at only 24 acres, Mont Alto State Park first earned status as a state park in 1902. It officially became PA's oldest state park in 1976 when...
Valley Forge National Park became a national park run by the federal government. Until that point, Valley Forge held the title of the first
and oldest state park.
The cozy state park sits on the outskirts of the charming town of Mont Alto and is within easy driving distance of Caledonia State Park.
Mont Alto State Park offers plenty to do with hiking along mountain roads, trout fishing in the West Branch of Antietam Creek, and snowmobiling in the winter.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of two pavilions in two picnic areas. The Old Carousel Pavilion provides the perfect spot for an impromptu picnic or a planned get together.
The pavilion (the roof of the pavilion is pictured below) was once a carousel. It can be reserved for special occasions.
Mont Alto State Park, which offers camping all year around, welcomes guests 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset.
Mont Alto State Park
Mont Alto, PA 17237
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