Hidden Gem Local Attraction - Carlisle, PA.

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I have been a resident of Carlisle, PA since 2000 so when I think about the local attractions, there are so many that come to mind including: Dickinson College and Library, The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, The Carlisle Historical Society, Kings Gap Environmental Center, and of course, let's not forget Massey's Frozen Custard serving the most delicious frozen custard since 1949.  

Yet the attraction I have chosen to reflect upon may not be found by searching the lists of Things-To-Do in Carlisle. As a matter of fact, the attraction is probably one of the best kept secrets around and one of my most favorite spots on Earth.

The hidden gem location is Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill.  


History tells us that the mill was sold to Jacob Barnitz around 1864 and was used to make flour until the 1940's.  It was closed in 1957 and purchased by Dickinson Township in 1998.  The mill is closed, however, the building is upon a tract of land that is a small park that sits along the Yellow Breeches Creek.

Along the bank of the Yellow Breeches Creek within Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill meanders a short trail with 'thinking couches' (also known as park benches) along the way. The trail, if walked briskly can be completed in about 5 minutes, but I recommend taking your time, and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the rainbow trout swimming by and listen to the serene sound of the movement of the water against the perfect backdrop of lush greenery and let your thoughts take you away... 

Are you considering a move to this lovely area?
Are you thinking of selling your Carlisle area home?
I love this town and would be honored to help you with your specific real estate needs.
Maria Sapio  (717) 226-6857  msapio@homesale.com


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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Maria, for telling us about Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill.

Jan 27, 2017 04:43 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maria Sapio ,

Thank you for the introduction to Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill. Lovely!! Anyone thinking of buying or selling in your part of the world needs to be contacting you for representation.

Jan 27, 2017 04:57 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Maria. What a spot to take a leisurely walk! Thanks for the heads-up! Enjoy your day!

Jan 27, 2017 05:14 AM #3
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Looks like a beautiful place. I owned a home in upstate NY for quite some time. Loved going up (in the summer only, lol) and going in the lakes...just need your bug spray :)

Jan 27, 2017 06:33 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  Now that you've let the cat out of the bag, the Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill will no longer be a hidden attraction.

Jan 27, 2017 07:15 AM #5
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is my kind of place for sure!  I would definitely prefer a hidden gem attraction to one that is crowded.

Jan 27, 2017 07:28 AM #6
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Maria, you will be the local star of real estate with blogs like this that show your knowledge of the area.  Great work!

Jan 27, 2017 03:14 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maria Sapio - Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill looks and sounds like a lovely place where one can easily fall in love with the peace and quiet. You paint a beautiful picture of a hidden gem! I hope you get to enjoy it as often as possible!

Jan 27, 2017 05:47 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Maria. Have an outstanding weekend.

Jan 28, 2017 04:33 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thank your for sharing the local attractions in Carlisle Pennsylvania.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 28, 2017 08:19 PM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Maria. I love these hidden gems too. This one is certainly lovely.

Apr 23, 2017 04:20 AM #12
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