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Great place to take a walk or hike

The Holtwood Dam and Loch 12 interpretive area is a good place to take a walk along the Susquehanna... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Dave B
Pequea, Pennsylvania
Great canoeing and kayaking below the Dam

I'm by no means an expert kayaker, but there is a great "play area" for experience kayakers on the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2017
Robert M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my grandson here for a few hours in July. We enjoyed walking around and taking some pictures. Nothing spectacular but it was nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Who the hell makes a dam out of plywood? Most of the dam is broken and the debris has polluted and overflooded the river. Rookie mistake that most likely won't be fixed for years. What a shame.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The Holtwood Dam and Loch 12 interpretive area is a good place to take a walk along the Susquehanna river. The Mason-Dixon hiking trail passes through this area and there are several areas to access the river including an historically informative area on the old...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Used to come here and spot nesting Bald Eagles along the river. Very scenic and not frequented by too many visitors.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rachel L
Reviewed December 21, 2017

But only because I like that it's not very well known. This is a great place for a quiet walk by the river or check out the abandoned locks in the adjacent parks. Peaceful and unspoiled without many amenities or parking.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ItsNotMyFault
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The area of Holtwood Dam, Lock 12 and Mill Creek Falls is fantastic! The hiking trails are great and the scenery is beyond beautiful! Great Picnic area available and also bathrooms below the Lock 12 parking lot. Will be returning for sure!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

I'm by no means an expert kayaker, but there is a great "play area" for experience kayakers on the York side of the Dam. On the south side of the nearby Norman Wood Bridge, there is enjoyable and more relaxing canoeing and kayaking opportunities. You...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Robert M
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. If you go the cliffs to jump and the more secluded areas just be mindful that there are a lot of teenagers and college kids there, so there's a lot of trash and not always a kid friendly environment. But...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

see many birds feeding here when the turbines are running...eagles screaming and soaring ......fishing is sort of a kill joy....water runs too fast .....

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank slamme
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to head to Holywood for a nice day hike. There are plenty of challenging trails to choose from and many lead to the edge of the river were you can jump in and cool off if you are careful.

Date of experience: July 2016
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August 29, 2016|
Response from 994coreyb | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of places for drives in the local area. Check out Indian Steps Museum in the York side and Pequea area on the Lancaster side of the river. If you are willing to drive a bit further, John Wright Restaurant... More