Bring the family to Waynesboro Day at Pen Mar Park on Sunday, July 25, from Noon to 5 PM. Opening is set for 1:15 PM. Music by Jay and The Jingos begins at 2 PM. Bring a picnic lunch, dance, or just enjoy the music. Learn the Paul Jones dance or try an old fashioned cake walk. It is a family fun day with activities for the kids from 1 PM to 3 PM, including a balloon clown and barrel train rides, provided by the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Hall. All events sponsored by The Owl’s Club of Waynesboro.
Pen Mar Park is less than 1/4-mile from the Mason Dixon Line and the Appalachian Trail passes through the park. Pen Mar is still enjoyed by families of Blue Ridge Summit and Waynesboro, but in its prime, it was a destination for many residents of the Baltimore area. The trains of the Western Maryland Railroad brought tens of thousands of visitors to Pen Mar Park to enjoy the amusement park and the mountains. The park operated from 1870 to 1942. As more people owned automobiles, train excursions declined in popularity and the park ceased operations. But, the view of the Pennsylvania portion of the Cumberland Valley, about 1400 feet below, is still beautiful.