Speedwell Forge Park - A Park of Many Habitats
Speedwell Forge is a Lancaster county park located in Brickerville, PA (Hammer Creek Valley). The area got its name from a forge that use to be in operation in the area from 1754 till 1854. The exact area of the forge is not known. The park is made up of many different types of habitats. There is wet meadow, woodlands, and fields. You will see many different varieties of plant types in the park, such as, trillium, orchids, and goldenrod . You will also find many different species of birds such as cardinals, wren, woodpeckers, and turkey. Hunting and fishing are allowed in the park during the authorized hunting and fishing seasons year round.
My son and I went there in the beginning of the summer. We followed the hiking trail which took us about two hours. That includes the time we took to stop and look at wildlife.
It would be a great place for photographers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts alike to visit.
It was nice little hike. My son and I both enjoyed it. We will visit again in the future. Also in the area is the Brickerville House Restaurant and the The Wolf Sanctury of PA.
DirectionsFrom Lititz:Follow Route 501 North five miles to Brickerville. Turn left on to Route 322 West for 200 yards and turn left onto Long Lane. Follow Long Lane 1 1/2 miles. When the road ends, turn left onto Speedwell Forge Road. Follow one half mile; cross a small bridge and turn right into the parking lot.
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