The motto of Mechanicsburg is simple, but it really gets to the heart of what this town is all about: simply put, "It's a Good Place to Live!"
Part of the reason that is so true is the amazing quality of life here. You could say that all the residents of Mechanicsburg live outdoors. In fact, 229 miles of the Appalachian Trail are located right here in PA-- the most of any state except Virginia and Maine. The Trail even passes through a small part of Mechanicsburg itself, so there's no excuse not to get out and enjoy it. It's tough to know where to begin, but the Pennsylvania Highway 641 is the key that will unlock most of the local sections of the trail for you.
Even if you want to avoid the trail, there are a variety of other ways and places to get outside, some of which will be familiar to you-- hiking, biking, and driving-- and some of which might feel a little foreign at first-- ATV trails, anyone? If you're looking for the great outdoors in Mechanicsburg, peace and quiet can be found at the Creekview Recreation Area, or the Conodoguinet Creek at Hidden Creek Park, or at any number of smaller parks, where baseball diamonds and basketball courts predominate over nature trails and boat launches.
Of course, maybe all that peace and quiet isn't what you're looking for. If you've lived in rural areas before, you know there's nothing like a ride in a huge ATV to introduce you to the terrain. Luckily for you, nearby Michaux State Forest has both a summer and winter ATV trail, so bring your vehicle and see the countryside in one of the most thrilling ways possible.
The Cumberland Valley beyond the borders of Mechanicsburg is full of fun things to do that will appeal to everyone in your family. Take the kids to Hersheypark or the Hands-On Science Discovery Center for an introduction to science and industry. Any Civil War buffs in the family will have to make the drive to Gettysburg to visit the infamous battlefield. Other special only-in-Pennsylvania places include the World's Largest Gourd Crafting Company (really), the Antique Auto Museum of America, and the largest African mammal collection in the state, which can be found at Oakes Museum.
If you're looking for your next home, Mechanicsburg is a real find. This quirky, beautiful city will win your heart. When it does, let New Home Source introduce you to the home of your dreams.
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