NORTHUMBERLAND — Within minutes from just about anywhere in central Pa. is the Shikellamy State Park, which in reality is two parks — the island and the overlook.

The 54-acre island, located on the Northumberland County side of the river, is great for just about anyone. It’s flat and the trails are paved, though there is plenty of opportunity to get off the beaten path and stroll in the grass or along the shoreline of the Susquehanna River. There’s no elevation and the opportunity to see squirrels and birds is there.

Chris Brady is managing editor at The Standard-Journal and can be reached at

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