The flowers and trees are blooming and the weather is getting warmer.  If you are looking to get outside for a breath of fresh air, how about a trip to Norlo Park, located at 3050 Lincoln Way E. Fayetteville, right outside of Chambersburg?

Norlo Park offers beautiful natural areas, vast open spaces, and rich historic heritage. Once a dairy farm, known as Norlo Farm, was owned by the Sollenberger family for more than 130 years, with 143 acres of gently rolling farm land dissected by the English Valley Run, in the Village of Fayetteville.

On September 17, 1998, the Guilford Township Supervisors purchased Norlo Farm from N. Lane and Judy K. Sollenberger for the purpose of creating a public park.

Grab your family and head there for a game of horseshoes or kick the soccer ball around. Take the dog for a walk or let him/her enjoy playing in the dog park–one for large dogs and one for small. There is plenty of open space for kids to run and play. Or, it is great to just stroll around the park, enjoying the beauty of South Mountain. Or visit the Conococheague Audubon’s Native Plants Garden. The birds and pollinators enjoy it! Then, visit the restored railroad station and cars to learn a little bit of Cumberland Valley Railroad history.

Hungry? Then get take-out from Grace Pizza, Mexican/Southwestern cuisine, on Lincoln Way East and enjoy a “ready-made picnic” under one of pavilions the park has to offer.

Norlo Park is a great moment in Franklin County!

Article submitted by Leisa McCracken.