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“Something to do”

Hickory Run State Park
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in White Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Something to do”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I went to hickory run state park for the weekend from Philadelphia. The trails are somewhat limited, we asked a park ranger for information at the information desk, and all we got was ""I don't know if that trail is any good, do you like trees?". Most of the trails don't have a view of anything and don't have an elevation change to speak of. The only ones that do include a short trail to the only natural waterfall in the park (the man made small waterfalls don't count) and a parking lot right next to boulder field. Boulder field is interesting, but if you decide to hike to it, and sense of accomplishment is destroyed by that parking lot of screaming kids next to it. As for the trail itself, we walked for about 5 miles, and saw two small birds. Wildlife was not exactly abundant, the woods were eerily quiet, and this was spring.

Camping was fine. The "walk in" camp sites were only about 30 feet from the cars though.

Overall, I think I'll be trying other state parks in future.

Visited April 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“amazing”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

boulder field is amazing. the children have a great time every time we go. sandy point is a lot of fun and we always picnic there. we always hike and go to the falls.

Visited June 2012
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“HATED this place”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Overcrowded, couldn't really enjoy anything for all the people shoving you out of the way and the screaming kids. I like it a little more relaxed.

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Wilkes-Barre
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Swim, hike, or picnic”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The park offers many trails to hike, a sandy beach around a lake for swimming, numerous picnic tables (with one pavilion that can be rented), and the Boulder Field - a geological wonder.

Visited August 2012
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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Love the Boulder Field”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I love state parks and what sets this one apart is the Boulder Field. It's immense and spectacular. It's hard to describe it to someone who hasn't actually seen it. There are also some nice trails.

Visited May 2012
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