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Samuel S. Lewis State Park is a Pennsylvania state park in Lower Windsor Townshipmarker, York Countymarker, Pennsylvaniamarker in the United States. Mt. Pisgah is an high ridge that is the focus of recreation for the park. The ridge separates East Prospect Valley from Kreutz Creek Valley. An overlook on Mt. Pisgah gives visitors of view of the Susquehanna River Valley. Samuel S. Lewis Park is twelve miles (19 km) east of Yorkmarker near U.S. Highway 30.

History

The land on which Samuel S. Lewis Park can together from four different pieces of property. Samuel S. Lewis, the namesake of the park, donated his farm to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1954. Walter Stine sold his arboretum to the state in the same year. The state bought an additional from the Almoney Farm to complete the initial parcel of park land. The last piece came into place in 1999 when the state purchased an additional of land.

Recreation

Samuel S. Lewis State Park offers recreational opportunities for many visitors. Picnic tables are available on a first come first served basis and three pavilions may be reserved for day use. There is a one mile (1.6 km) hiking trail through a pine forest bypassing some rock formations. The crest of Mt. Pisgah is ideal for kite flying. Kite flying clubs gather here to hone their skills and offer help to novice kite flyers.

Scenic View

Mt. Pisgah is the highest point in the area. The scenic view atop Mt. Pisgah offers a panoramic view of the surrounding towns, fields, and the Susquehanna River. It has become a popular spot for astronomical observation as clubs frequently hold star gazing events at the overlook. The summit of Mt. Pisgah is also a popular site for weddings.

Nearby state parks

The following state parks are within of Samuel S. Lewis State Park:

References

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