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    About Kiwanis Lake
    Located in York, Pennsylvania

    Kiwanis Lake is a small lake nestled in a park in the city of York, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is 102 miles east, and the Mason-Dixon Line is 26 miles south.

    The closest major airport is Harrisburg International and is 29 miles north in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Urgent care can be provided at WellSpan York Hospital, a little over 2 miles south in York.

    Many highly-rated local restaurants surround Kiwanis Lake, like Round the Clock Diner, District Thai Restaurant, and El Rodeo.

    A Scenic Park

    Families around York come to this park to enjoy a sunny day outside! You can take a peaceful stroll around the lake or sit and watch the birds. Locals love the park for the populations of swans, herons, and egrets that come to rest here.

    Parents also bring their children here to fish! Unfortunately for the grown-ups, fishing is not allowed for those over 16 years of age. But the little ones and young teens can bring their rod and reel!

    Every year the lake is stocked with trout for the annual Kids Fishing Derby. Young anglers may also find catfish, carp, and bass.

    Explore Nearby Nature

    Named after one of the fathers of modern nature conservation, Gifford Pinchot State Park should be at the top of your travel list. This all-service park features a range of outdoor activities visitors can do, like swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, disc golf, hiking, and so much more!

    Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, muskellunge catfish, carp, walleye, crappie, and sunfish.

    York is also close to the Susquehanna River, a well-known kayaking river in the state. Head to the Wrightsville Commons Park in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, to launch your craft. From here, you have over 20 miles of Pennsylvanian shoreline to explore up and downstream!

    Skiers should be sure to go to the nearby Roundtop Mountain Resort, which offers 20 skiing trails, traditional and freestyle, as well as 5 chair lifts. Roundtop also offers visitors paintball, ziplines, and rope courses seasonally.

    Explore York, Pennsylvania

    Just 9 miles outside of the city is the Haines Shoe House, an architectural wonder that also serves ice cream. Built in the late 1940s as an advertising trick for a shoemaker, this unique piece of architecture is now a popular roadside attraction.

    When you're searching for a slice of the local flavor or just trying to pick up some farm-fresh groceries, head to the Central Market House in downtown York. Vendors come from around the area to sell their meals, fresh produce, artisan products, and more!

    Head to the Appell Center for Performing Arts when you want to catch a live rendition of Beethoven or an up-and-coming jazz artist.

    After a long day of exploring, head downtown to fill up on some highly-rated cuisine at restaurants like White Rose Bar and Grill, Mission BBQ, or Quaker Steak and Lube.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

    If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the beautiful hills and woodlands Pennsylvania has to offer, take a look at Kiwanis Lake. It may just be the location of your next vacation home or year-round residence!