Here we go again with the Civil War in Pennsylvania!  In the middle of the Susquehanna River is a 63-acre island.  On this island, there is a park with many recreational opportunities. But let us not forget our history buffs.  During the Civil War, Union soldiers used City Island as a resting place.  It allowed them to prepare to cross the river to defend the city from the Confederate army. But, even before that, archaeologists found artifacts on this island that date back to the time when the Susquehannock and Iroquois tribes lived on the island. Visit this link for more information.

Fun Place to Play 

Today, visitors to City Island Complex can enjoy an 18-hole mini-golf course and many walking and biking paths.  You can take cruises offered by the Pride of the Susquehanna River Boat.  This gives you opportunities to see the skyline of Harrisburg. If you are feeling tired after all your walking on the trails, you can ride a miniature train around the island or hop on the covered trolley that also goes around the island.  If you’d like a horse-drawn carriage ride, you can do that too!  Plus, the kids can pet the horses at the carriage house. Read about Fort Hunter Mansion and Park in Harrisburg, PA here.