Oppossum Lake near Carlisle Pennsylvania is preparing for a reconstruction project that will take the lake out of commission for awhile. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has been drawing down water in the lake so that an earthen dam breast and spillway can be reconstructed beginning next fall. More than 1,600 fish have been relocated into Conodoguinet Creek. There is still 10 feet of water to draw down then the Commission can begin the next phase of the project.
This may be an inconvenience to local residents and people visiting the Gettysburg area, but when the project is completed it will be another amenity in this area that will prove to be a great asset and visitor draw. Many people come from Maryland and other areas of the state to hunt and fish. Oppossum Lake is an excellent location for fishing. You have until Sunday for angling at Oppossum Lake before the project is too far underway.
Today is the first day of Bike Fest in Carlisle Pennsylania. The event runs through July 27.
It wasn’t long ago – a couple of weeks, in fact – that we were lining up the streets of Gettysburg to watch the Parade of Chrome on the last night of one of America’s biggest and most celebrated Bike Weeks. Now, dedicated bikers will be flocking to Carlisle, home of America’s War College, to show off their bikes.
Activities that will be a part of the Bike Fest this week include stunt shows, feature shows that include awesome bike builders and their cool bikes, bike shows, seminars, giveways, and much more. It looks like a fun week and if you are into biking at all then you might want to hurry on down to Carlisle to get in on the action. If you just like watching the bikes then head on down there too.