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Explore the Capital Area Greenbelt

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By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
1. Explore the Capital Area Greenbelt Marker
Inscription.  Bike, walk or run the Capital Area Greenbelt, a 20-mile scenic trail connecting five communities. The Greenbelt is old, envisioned by landscape architect Warren Manning in 1901 during the City Beautiful movement. The innovative plan called for tree-lined carriage drives connecting a necklace of parks. The Great Depression halted progress for nearly 70 years, until dedicated volunteers revitalized the trail in 1990.

Vistas and Woods
Check out the views from Reservoir Park, Harrisburg's highest point, and explore original artifacts in the Civil War Museum. Find seclusion in the wooded stream valley of historic Paxtang Parkway. Mountain bike trails line both sides of the Greenbelt through Paxtang.

Reservoir Park
Take a detour through the park for spectacular views of the Pennsylvania Capitol. Susquehanna River and Blue Mountain. Enjoy sunsets, inspirational sculptures, gardens and Shakespearean plays and concerts at the park band shell.

National Civil War Museum
Discover interactive engaging exhibits inside a museum dedicated to understanding all sides of the Civil War.
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
2. Explore the Capital Area Greenbelt Marker
See the award winning film that tells the story of everyday people living in America as the Civil War progresses. Open daily except major holidays.

Paxtang Parkway
This quiet, wooded oasis follows the Paxtang Tributary of Spring Creek. Built in 1910, with Reservoir Park with Reservoir Park. Eventually gated and abandoned, the parkway came back to life when Greenbelt volunteers cleared and reopened it.

 
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Location. 40° 16.413′ N, 76° 51.13′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on National Civil War Museum Drive north of Chamberlain Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2514 Rivington Terrace, Harrisburg PA 17103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moment of Mercy (approx. mile away); Harrisburg High School and Former John Harris High School (approx. mile away); Bishop McDevitt High School (approx. mile away); Bellevue Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrisburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mansion at Reservoir Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reservoir Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Breeze Hill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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