DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Due to COVID-19, Mt Gretna Theatre has canceled the 2020 season and will resume in 2021. We plan to organize the hike and/or bike ride if anyone is interested. Registration required.
Due to COVID-19 protocol, this description has been modified. (5/4/2020) to eliminate carpooling (unless you are riding with a household member), maintain social distancing, wear a facemask if you can’t maintain social distancing, and note that the restroom facilities may be closed.
We’re planning to meet at the Mt Gretna Theatre Parking lot about 10:00 for a walk around the village, Governor Dick Park, The Environmental Center, Governor Dick Observation Tower (bring gloves if you want to climb the tower) and maybe a section of the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. The trail is short but steep with rocks and roots. We will have a shorter and easier hike planned. Back to the village about 1:00 for lunch (Pack your own or eat at the Jigger Shop(looks like it is open with seating on the deck (6/16)). Rest of the afternoon on your own.
Mt Hope Estate Winery re-opens 6/5, not sure what special conditions may apply.
Other option: Bring your bikes and ride the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail.
WHERE: Mt Gretna Theatre
EXACT COORDINATES: 40.247632, -76.471420
NEAREST ADDRESS: 200 Pennsylvania Ave Mt Gretna, PA
Mt Gretna Theatre 200 Pennsylvania Ave Mt Gretna, PA
From the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 72, go north on Route 72 for about 2.5 Miles. Take the PA-117 exit towards Mt. Gretna. At the end of the ramp turn left on PA-117 (Ironmaster Road) for about 2.5 miles to left on Carnegie Ave. This is the parking lot for Mt Gretna Theater.
Parking lot is on Carnegie Ave just before Pennsylvania Ave.