High on a hill overlooking the Susquehanna River Valley a man adjusts his kite for the breeze. He discovered the magic of Samuel S. Lewis State Park and the 885-foot Mt. Pisgah, a kite-flyer's paradise.
In fact, York County has three state parks tucked inside it, each with its own amenities and personality, and summer is a great time to explore all of them. Hike, swim with your kids, lay out a picnic, gaze at the stars, play disc golf, or just pull up a lawn chair, pour a glass of lemonade and open a good book.
"We're really blessed," said Terry Brady, deputy press secretary for the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pennsylvania's 120 state parks come in all shapes and sizes; the three close to York reflect that diversity. This summer, explore the warm weather benefits of living in nature.