Best Western Plantation Inn

381 Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055-5673, United States | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Mechanicsburg

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

6

... place must really be hopping during harvest time.

I don't really feel like putting on a lot of miles today. I've got a lot of stuff going through my head right now, and it seems like, sitting on a comfortable chair at Subway, staring out at the street is a good way to sort things out.

I'd really rather eat something original on my hikes rather than some fast food chain... but I'm on a tight budget, and Subway's 2.50 $ sub is hard to pass ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

6

... at the edge of the foothills of South Mountain--the ridge between the Chambersburg and Gettysburg valleys, and is an important apple and peach growing area.

The town also has a more rustic, frontier feel to it. No grand, Victorian style houses that I saw in towns farther east.

There's also a mention of the "White Squaw" back in colonial times, when this was a frontier area going into Indian ...

1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

12

Day 310
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms

Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order

After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

14

... Texas and his girlfriend in Boston--but they seem well settled in here in Small Town Pennsylvania

"Lot's of history here--many of the houses are over 200 years old. Some of them have secret rooms inside where they would hide escaped slaves during the Underground Railroad period..."

He goes on to tell me more about secrecy in this region "A lot of Freemasons around here... ...

The state capital building in Harrisburg

A travel blog entry by greg-and-karen

7

... We were amazed at the state capitol building from the outside but the inside just blew us away, it was breathtaking. It was built in the early 1900s and cost 13 million dollars to construct. We had a guided tour of the inside, starting in the Rotunda. We stood there and stared at all the paintings on the wall and all the gold trim. The dome of the Rotunda weighs 52 million lbs. wow. ...

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This motel, located on 381 Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg, is near City Island, The Bare Wall Gift Shop, and Fitch's Trading Post.
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