Explore the Quiet Side of Dauphin County


Whether it’s the seasonal events, the allure of the great outdoors or love for historic towns that dot its landscape, the quiet side of Northern Dauphin County offers all of this and much more. Northern Dauphin County boasts the trail towns of Lykens, Williamstown, and Tower City where you can spend the day hiking and bicycling miles of trails, tubing the Wiconisco Creek, and visiting historic and educational venues including Love Rock and The Lykens and Wiconisco Field.

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Horse trails along the former Lykens Valley Rail Line round out a relaxing visit you won’t soon forget! Every Friday the Crossroads Farmer’s Market and Auction provides the freshest foods at unbeatable prices, along with an old-fashioned auction, which usually includes antiques, collectibles, and estate items.

From the historic-educational towns of Millersburg and Halifax, you can spend the day sailing the mile-wide Susquehanna River on the newly-restored Roaring Bull V, the last known wooden double stern-wheel paddleboat operating in the country. Walk 11 miles of trails, visit the art gallery, or watch the latest, live performance of Kushgroove at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. And how can any visitor forget Lake Tobias Wildlife Park? It’s a safari-ride adventure all ages can enjoy.


The rolling hills and valleys make for a perfect setting for those who crave outdoor pleasures. Our rivers and creeks offer world-class fishing for everyone, from first timers to seasoned fisherman.  And, our abundance of woodlands offers incredible deer, turkey, and small game hunting that are sure to test even the most experienced hunter, but often offer up the reward you’ve been looking for all this time.  Bring the family (even the dog), bring the friends, and bring your hiking boots and explore much more in Northern Dauphin County.