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Nice Hike to Tower

It was a nice relaxing hike in the woods to the tower. The trail we took was covered in stone. My... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Denver, Pennsylvania
Gov. Dick is a peaceful hike through trails

Gov. Dick is a peaceful hike through trails that lead you to the 60 foot high tower. You climb the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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3283 Pinch Road, Lebanon, PA 17042
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was a nice relaxing hike in the woods to the tower. The trail we took was covered in stone. My family climbed the tower which was a series of ladders and platforms to the top where you can look out.

Thank Walkinlove
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Gov. Dick is a peaceful hike through trails that lead you to the 60 foot high tower. You climb the tower on multiple stages of the efficient and easy ladder system. Fantastic 360-degree view from the top of the tower

Thank sweeneyart
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Okay, this area ia NOT named after a governor, and the slave it is named after was lovingly called Dick. This gentleman worked in the woods in the late 1700's, and he was fondly called "Governor" because of the huge amount of charcoal he produced....More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I've been riding on these lands for years. It's beautiful and such a treasured resource for local equestrians!

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Govenor Dick Park is a quiet retreat with a good range of opportunities for hiking, birding and has a nature center, which provides an excellent overview of both the history and flora and fauna of the area. Hiking is easy to mid range. Maps for...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 26 August 2017

My wife and I decided to take a day trip to Mt Gretna and see Governor Dick Park and climb the tower. We first stopped at the park office to get a map and get oriented. There is a nice modern building with plenty of...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The observatory is only a short ways from the main parking lot. There are several short ladders with mini platforms after each so if you're afraid of heights, it's not for you. Also, it's very narrow so those with long legs have to go sideways...More

Thank Nitasa S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This park has something for everyone. There are varying levels of difficulty on the trails, all with enjoyable scenery. There's a really cool observation tower with a great view if you're brave enough to climb up! I've never found that the trails get too crowded,...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There are trails for everyone. They also have special events through out the year. We stayed in Mt Gretna at a cute cottage called Storybook. We never had to leave the area and the kids loved the hike best they said

Thank Gretnafan
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There is a nice place to park for this park and head up the trails. You can do an easy trail or a harder trail depending on your abilities. Very nice area for an outing for a day or just a few hours.

Thank sleberly
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