Trail

Shank Park-Interpretive Nature Trail

Hummelstown, PA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

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The Nature Trail at Shank Park is a little under 1 mile from the entry area of Shank Park to the large playground. This hike features a nice creek and a couple of bridges. This is a great place for creek splashing on warm summer days, but can be a muddy hike.  This is a very manageable hike for little walkers that will love ending or beginning at the playground. While a few parents have pushed all-terrain strollers through the trail we recommend carriers, especially when it has been raining.

The disc golf course also starts in the same area.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Playground, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

This hike is well shaded, features a creek, small bridges and mud. Little adventures will love this hike and it’s easy location is very manageable for parents.

Trail Contributor

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I’m Ruth, and my little hiker is Ellie. We joined Hike it Baby in November 2017, when she was just two months old. I was a new mom, with a new baby, in a new place looking for a community to connect to and a way to get moving gently. In the Fall of 2018 we opened a new branch, Hike it Baby Lebanon-Hershey, Pa. The new branch is a little closer to home, and hope to increase participation in our local community. I’ve always love the outdoors and an occasional hike and Hike it Baby has connected me to the outdoors in a new region of the country. I am proud to get outdoors more frequently and hope to raise a daughter that loves to be outside.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.