Nestled in Western Adams County is a tree farm that once belonged to paper manufacturer Glatfelter, a staple industry in South Central Pennsylvania. The tree farm, called Glatfelter Tree Farm No. 1, was purchased by The Conservation Fund in March of this year and has since received $4 million from the state of Pennylvania for conservation efforts. We’re talking about nearly 2,600 acres.
While the Glatfelter Tree Farm No. 1 is not currently open to the public, we’re hopeful that it will become an area attraction at some point in the future. That will just give one more reason for Gettysburg tourists to visit the area and one more reason to stick around one day longer.
In addition to the Apple Harvest Festival kicking off tomorrow, there is a Walk of Remembrance scheduled at Codorus Park in Hanover. The walk is to remember people who have lost their lives and is a great opportunity for people who have lost a loved one to walk in their honor while also getting out and enjoying nature. Some local nonprofits will be available to answer questions about their missiosn as well.
If you are from out of town and not familiar with the area, Codorus State Park is a beautiful area amenity. I recommend you start the day off with a walk of remembrance, which kicks off at 11 a.m. (registration begins at 10 a.m.) then head on over to Arendstville for the Apple Harvest Festival. If you can’t fit both in tomorrow then save the Apple Harvest Festival for Sunday. Commune with nature at Codorus State Park.