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Address: Lancaster, PA

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First of all, we did not have a lot of time alloted for Holtwood Dam and some of that was eaten up getting lost getting there! Having said that we found a great overlook... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First of all, we did not have a lot of time alloted for Holtwood Dam and some of that was eaten up getting lost getting there! Having said that we found a great overlook, Susquehannock Park where we were able to get some great photos of vista view. The park there was very nice. We also rode around other areas... More 

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE! You can play for hours with your Kayak in the holes, surf until your arms are numb, there is no other place like it.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the dam at the Susquehanna River. There is parking and people fish here. Its a nice place to go for a walk. Its safe and an open area with a nice view of the river were the Conestoga Creek joins it.

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Centralpa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Holtwood is the home of the new "play" area for kayaks. You must be experienced to use it. But the view of Holtwood dam is beautiful and you may see eagles!!!

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are into photographing wildlife and while this is a nice scenic place, Conowingo Dam on the Maryland side of the river is better for spotting and photographing bald Eagles as well as other birds. There is a dirt road here that leads to several scenic overlooks but the area on the North side of the river is closed due... More 

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Lititz, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A nice place to spend the day fishing for bass and cats. Lots of rocks to swim from. has boating waterways for recreational boating. Nice family place. Be careful of currents when the dam empties.

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Been fishing, walking, looking for indian stuff, since 1953...when You could rent a boat at my Great Uncles place.. in the 50's till he died long befor muddy run and peach bottom Atomic Power Plant. When they made Conowingo it flooded the peach orchards next to the old riverbed...Moved out of the area in 1998

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have been going to Kelly's Run and the Pinnical Overlook for the past couple of months now and had a blast each time. The scenery is alwys changing and is a great cardio workout.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The tour itself is best suited for those with a fascination for engineering feats, yet also for history buffs. The latter group would benefit more by doing some pre-visit research. It's a shame that "Holtwood Village" no longer remains, except in photographs. The nearby Conestoga Historical Society has a lot of info on both the dam and the former village.... More 

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

i go there lots to just hang out and eat a little food, feed the ducks and fish, once in a while rent a boat and paddle up to the dam. right before crossing the bridge there is a spot you can pull off, it is where the iron works are still left standing. they would pull the boats up... More 

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