10 Things to Do in Duncannon That You Shouldn't Miss

January 3, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Duncannon is a borough in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,493 at the 2014 estimate. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. The center of population of Pennsylvania is located in Duncannon. Lightning Guider sleds were manufactured in Duncannon from 1904 until 1988. The Appalachian Trail makes its way through the town, going on various streets, and runs mainly along North High Street. It comes off the mountain at 40.3813, -77.0292 lat/long, onto Inn Road.
Restaurants in Duncannon

1. Pennsylvania State Capitol

Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101 +1 800-868-7672
Excellent
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4.5 based on 793 reviews

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.

Reviewed By scottbQ2548RL - Altoona, United States

Our family chose to tour the PA state capital (as well as other locations in the area) and found it to be very interesting as well as educational. The architecture is amazing and extremely well kept/maintained.
Security was right as expected but very polite and explained everything so the kids knew what was happening and why.

2. Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo Road, Newport, PA +1 717-567-9255
Excellent
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Little Buffalo State Park

Reviewed By Donna S - New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

This is a State Park that I would highly recommend! There are so many charming features that you do not expect to find in a state park like the dearest running water mill, perfect backdrop for family photos and such an interesting find! There's also a lovely red covered bridge to see and walk through as well as an old caboose to climb on, again perfect for photos with your children! There's gorgeous flat easy walks with wide trails that the entire family will enjoy as well as adventurous rocky climbing/steep steps for those who want a bit of a challenge and adventure! All the trails that we have tried are gorgeous and a step above in quality and view! The lake is lovely, perfect for a quiet and peaceful canoe or kayak excursion! The boat dock is a picturesque spot to really get a good view of the lake and there's a little dock where one can sit on the edge with toes dangling in the water! I love this park and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice day out in nature with pretty things to see and enjoy!!

3. Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

760 Tobias Dr, Halifax, PA 17032-9474 +1 717-362-9126
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4.5 based on 395 reviews

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Reviewed By miscalane - Collegeville, PA

We love this place! It's a manageable size for kids & grandparents! We hadn't been in several years & found the upgrades to be wonderful!

The sloth is a crowd pleaser, the baby capybaras were adorable & bear feeding time was fascinating. We didn't take the safari tour this time but please note that you don't have to decide at the parking kiosk if you want to take the safari. You can add it from within the park for the same price.

We stopped at Hershey's ZooAmerica later on the same day and there is no comparison. Lake Tobias is hands down 100% better!

4. Blue Mountain Outfitters

103 S State Rd, Routes 11&15, Marysville, PA 17053-1318
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Blue Mountain Outfitters

Blue Mountain Outfitters is a specialty Paddlesports Retail shop featuring canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and all the gear to go with them. We also offer rentals on the Susquehanna River, running through the mountains of south central Pennsylvania directly behind our shop, and custom outfitting and repairs in our extensive workshop. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By SaulPittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Had a great afternoon of canoeing on the Susquehanna river. This place is just north or Harrisburg, PA, the state capitol. At first, we were hesitant to take the south-bound trip, because we worried the riverbanks would be so developed it would not seem wild. Not so. the river is beautiful. The outfitters gave us directions to an island along the way in which birds like cormorants and herons were nesting. It was spectacular. the river is very wide and smooth, with only a few places where you need to navigate around rocks or shelves. the outfitters were excellent in giving guidance and suggestions and very quick picking us up at the pull-out point, which is across from the state capitol. They also run other canoeing itineraries. Highly recommended.

5. Old Sled Works

722 N Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020-1716 +1 717-834-9333
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Old Sled Works

Reviewed By Dean_Amy-2004 - New Oxford, Pennsylvania

After reading an article recently promoting the working old fashion soda fountain, thought we'd stop for a mid-afternoon treat. To our disappointment, the fountain is closed and we were told it has been for some time. They apparently don't have anyone to run it.
If you are interested in flea market type items, this place was huge and seemed to have a variety. We were disappointed about not getting to have a treat at the soda fountain.

6. Stoney Creek Inn

150 Erie St, Dauphin, PA 17018-9512 +1 717-921-8056
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4 based on 32 reviews

Stoney Creek Inn

Reviewed By monsoon7 - Tucson, Arizona

Stopped for lunch on a hot and humid day. Patio fabulous. Umbrellas, close to nature, view of waterfall, quiet. Burger and Greek salad were excellent; generous in size, made to order. Servers were friendly, quick, proficient, and attentive. Relaxing visit with great food.

7. Harrisburg's WestShore Scuba

203 Valley St, Enola, PA 17025-1650
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

We are a locally owned Scuba Shop with great trips, classes and staff.. Stop by and see us!

Reviewed By bgdiver1963 - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States

!st time in there shop, I'm an old Harrisburg Scuba, which closed and taken over. Good information, booking was very fast, just waiting for the diving.

8. National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411 +1 717-260-1861
Excellent
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4.5 based on 864 reviews

National Civil War Museum

The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.

Reviewed By Andrew H - yonkers

It was a great 2hrs. The exhibits were thought provoking. The museum has 2 floors with an elevator. There’s a great view of the area from the museum. The gift shop has a good selection of items. I would definitely go there again.

9. Armstrong Valley Winery

212 Rutter Rd, Halifax, PA 17032-9441 +1 717-896-7700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Armstrong Valley Winery

In 1769, Robert Armstrong established Gobatsburg Farm, which included a stone house, summer kitchen, ice house, barn and several other buildings, on 200 acres. 100 acres remains and contains the vineyards which are now part of the Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery. We produce dry reds & whites, semi-sweet reds & whites, and an array of fruit wines. We also have an event center in the barn.

Reviewed By Dean_Amy-2004 - New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Wonderful spot for a visit. There's a nice open area for seating, along with the enclosed porch area. A large selection of wines to choose from. Definitely stop when you are in the area; you'll be glad you did.

10. Buddy Boy Winery

111 Barnett Dr, Duncannon, PA 17020-9022 +1 717-834-5606
Excellent
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Buddy Boy Winery

Reviewed By Patty B - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

When I first visited this place, a few years ago, I was not impressed. Not because their wines weren't any good, it's just that they were mostly sweet and we prefer more dry wines. The last two times I went back, I have been pleasantly surprised. They have upgraded the facilities and they now have some nice dry wines.

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