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If you drive along Gay Street in Windsor, you see many and varied bridges over Fishing Creek. Plus there are other neat things to see.

Parks, towns and neighborhoods: Neat places to visit in York County, Pa.

Looking for places to entertain, educate and explores around York County and its region?

Well, I’ve compiled photo galleries with explanatory captions, with links, of many neat places. Some might be new to you.

They all have been posted to the Retro York Facebook Group.

So, if you’re looking for new experiences around York County – America’s Greatest Outdoor Playland – give these a look!


York city parks, neighborhoods

Albemarle Park, with AIDS Memorial

Campus Park, with Voni G. Grimes Gym

King’s Mill area, rail trail, greenery and industrial buildings side by side

King’s Mill to King Street, rail trail, a tour of major buildings along this stretch

Bantz Park, offers access to Codorus Creek

Campus Park, former site of this beautiful York Collegiate Institute campus.

Arles Park, built on a historical connection with France.

Greater York

Bummy’s Woods, a.k.a. Rotary Woods

Atop Indian Rock Dam, a kind of park, with great views.

The Towns of York County

Windsor, plus a short history of this borough with its “minature castles.”

The Bridges of Windsor, a lot to take in on one back street.

York Haven, a town with good bones.

Red Front, a beautiful crossroads near Dallastown

Freysville, a village of churches in Windsor Township.

Adamsville, a.k.a., Arbor, a.k.a. Pinchgut

Winterstown, midway between Red Lion and Stewartstown

Potosi, a beautiful Springfield Township crossroads

York Springs, it has the York name and lots of history but sits in eastern Adams County.

Rinely, a tidy crossroads also known as Mount Pleasant

New Oxford, an Adams County town that is very walkable

Goldsboro, a tidy Susquehanna River town

Saginaw, a Susquehanna River town that hosted a railroad and quarry

Saginaw, Part II: There’s a lot to see in this town.

Saginaw, Part III: As seen through the collection of Randy Lowe.

Saginaw, Part IV: More from Randy Lowe.

Saginaw, Part V: Rare scenes of Meadowbrook Pool.

Mount Wolf: Scenes from the town that spawned a Pa. governor


Privately owned or non-profit

places that welcome the public

Brown’s in Loganville: A place where everyone likes to go

Summit Grove Camp, New Freedom: Beautiful retreat near the rail trail 

The Parks of York County

Nixon Park, and its built environment

Windsor Wonderland and Park, Windsor Township

Brookside Park, Dover Township, our last electric park

Dover Community Park, all kinds of historical things to see here

York Haven Park, green space with a view of the Susquehanna and York Haven’s hydropower plant

Hollow Creek Park, unsung park that links up with Nixon

William H. Kain, surrounding beautiful Lake Redman

Red Lion Mile, following the old Ma & Pa

Red Lion Mile II

Red Lion Mile III

Red Lion Mile IV

Lake Williams, Lake Redman’s older sibling

William H. Kain Park, filled with hills and trails


Other sites of interest:

Hellam Township’s Wildcat Falls, attracting Lancaster countians to York County.

The Steps of York County, some of these old stairs lead to no where

Places to visit in the region, beyond

Paxtang, the very walkable Dauphin County borough 

Note to readers

The I am regularly adding to this list so please check back.


The Red Lion Mile follows the old Ma & Pa Railroad right of way.