Fun & Learning at Nixon Park in York, PA
Children can find an ever-changing outdoor classroom at Richard M. Nixon County Park in York. More than six miles of hiking trails provide many opportunities to explore natural wonders.
Established in 1968, the park, named for President Richard Nixon, has 157 acres of meadow, woodland and aquatic habitats. At the park's Nature Center, kids will find a working honeybee hive, live snakes, a touch room, a bird observation window and a reference library. Naturalists can provide guided nature walks and programs.
A visit to the York park provides more than just a regional education. The center also features artwork and more than 180 specimens from 15 different countries from around the world. There are also three large dioramas of views of the wet/dry seasons of the African veldt, the packed ice, permafrost of the Arctic Circle and the Northwest Territory. These habitats are home to some of the last great populations of wildlife found on earth.
For more information on events, call 428-1961.