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...
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