Fort Hunter Park encourages visitors to be inspired by and to interact with nature found on its 40 acres of open park land along the scenic Susquehanna River. The park offers countless recreational activities to be enjoyed on a daily basis.

Dogs are welcome but must be leashed!

RiverfrontTake a walk along the river, the old towpath of the Pennsylvania Canal or around the park parimeter. Learn about the historic buildings and old estate with a self-guided Walking Tour or take a professional tour of the Mansion. Open field areas encourage pickup games, while two play areas allow children to swing, slide down the sliding board and climb ladders.


The natural areas along Fishing Creek, the Susquehanna River and the old Pennsylvania Canal allow bird watching and the observation of nature. Put a canoe, kayak or small motorized boat in the river from the fish access and enjoy the beautiful sites of the river close up and personally.

Photographs in the park:  Fort Hunter Park is a lovely spot for photographs, you are welcome to use the park as a backdrop for your engagement photos and family portraits.  No fee or reservation is required, please be respectful of the park and other park users.  If you are inspired by the beauty of the park and the ease with which you may capture your photos, and would like to say “thank you, ” consider making a donation to the Friends of Fort Hunter who support the park.