25th Annual Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby

25th Annual Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby

Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th, 2022 *
 Approximately $15,000 in prize money
Approximately 1,200 fish are stocked in a five mile section of the stream
• Approximately 450 money fish with payouts ranging from $25 – $1,500
• BIG TROUT CONTEST with an estimated payout of $1,200
• RAFFLE with over $2,000 in prizes will be held at Noon on Sunday
Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of sponsorships, the amounts above are estimates
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On The Move in Franklin County

On The Move in Franklin County

Franklin County Visitors Bureau announced the release of its newest publication On the Move in Franklin County, featuring year-long recreation for the whole family. The guide, available in print and online here, features year-long fun including skydiving, golfing, visiting the local environmental centers, fly-fishing, tennis, yoga, hydrotherapy floats, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, swimming and much more!

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cumberland Valley, Franklin County compliments four-seasons of outdoor enjoyment. It is home to two national trails— the Appalachian Trail and the Tuscarora Trail, four PA State Parks and the lands of two state forests. Topping off the plentiful state and national trail options are more than three dozen municipal and local recreation areas throughout Franklin County. Whether seeking a family-friendly day of connecting with nature, taking to a quiet trail or meeting an intense outdoor challenge, Franklin County is the spot.

Franklin County contains all or part of four state parks, including Mont Alto State Park and Caledonia State Park, which are the oldest existing parks in the state. These parks are at the heart of the Pennsylvania conservation efforts and the forest lands are tied to Joseph Trimble Rothrock, the first Pennsylvania Forestry Commissioner, who was an advocate for conservation and helped found the Mont Alto Forestry School, now Penn State Mont Alto.

Other local parks and forests that have beautiful views for hiking includes Buchanan Birthplace State Park, where a large monument for Mercersburg-native and former President James Buchanan stands as well as nearly 19 acres of forest. Enjoy ice-skating, ice fishing and cross-country skiing on the lake at Cowans Gap State Park in the snowy months.

Winter is a great time to hit the trails of Whitetail Resort on skis, snowboards or even by snow tube! The resort, located in Two Top Mountain in the Tuscarora Mountains in Mercersburg, has 23 different trails from beginner hills to more advanced trails. Whitetail has gone through several renovations over the years, including longer trails, lighting on terrain for night skiing, halfpipe, a terrain park and snow tubing park with 10 lanes.

On the Move joins the seven yearly specialty publications that the Franklin County Visitors Bureau produces in their mission to promote the county, including the Franklin County Visitors Guide, Military Trail of History Guide, Fresh Food & Dining Guide, Franklin County Wedding & Event Planner and more!

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Keystone Outdoor LLC

Tourism Partner Spotlight: Keystone Outdoor LLC

Keystone Outdoors is a familiar fixture in Fort Loudon, PA known as the place to go for all things outdoor! The business owned by Hunter Webster has been open since 1971 and continues to sell a variety of guns and outdoor equipment sure to suit any enthusiast from the young hunters to the most experienced fisherman and everything in between! No matter what sort of activities you prefer you are sure to find the right equipment to suit your favorite hobby or a new adventure you’re just starting to take on. Their inventory ranges from guns, bows, fishing gear, camping gear, boats, kayaks, boots and so much more!

Keystone Outdoors has been able to remain open during the COVID-19 and continues to be open to the public! Keystone Outdoors wants the community to remember that they are “everything outdoors, where personal service doesn’t just end with the ring of the cash register.”

Follow Keystone Outdoors on Facebook and Instagram or visit their website to stay up-to-date on the variety of products, events and contests that they host and you can look forward to their 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Days and Fall Kickoff Sale on August 15th and 16th ! There will be free food, great sales, vendors, demos and activities for the children!

Visit them on the web at keystoneoutdoors.net or at the store located at 186 Path Valley Rd., Fort Loudon PA, 17224 or call 717-369-2970