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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 York side of the Dam. On the south side of the nearby Norman Wood Bridge, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
Robert M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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 might see some Herons or even Bald Eagles. Paddling between the boulders lining the main... More 

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Thank Robert M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 everyone was respectful so still a great place to hangout with the family!

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Thank CathyYR
Lancaster
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 .....

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Thank slamme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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.

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Thank Corey B
lancaster, pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Much to see and nature to enjoy close up! A must visit place let the kids run and then cool off in a cool stream!

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Thank grammylammy
Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We hiked at Holtwood based on online and written hiker's resources. We scoffed at the assertion that a particular 3.5 mile trail would take 3 hours. We are no longer laughing. Wet, leat-covered rocks and boulders along a swift creek and upwards made for a rewarding and challenging hike. The overlook is beautiful. Make sure you stop off at RD's... More 

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Airville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Beautiful. Very Seanic! Leaves are turning which makes it more wonderful. Good hiking and dog walking!

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Thank Lynne G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Went hiking with my 5 year old grandson to the dam. He was exited to be able to walk on the rocks and experience nature. He wanted to stay there to camp ground, and go fishing.

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Thank Wanda M
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank Linda A
Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 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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