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Newville PA Overview
At the crossroads of Pennsylvania Routes 233, 641 and 533, rural Newville in Cumberland Valley is actually a very old town, with beautifully preserved historic homes, farms and churches.
This town is quite scenic, located on the Big Spring and close to the Conodoguinet Creek. There's a real old-time feeling of hospitality in this largely residential community, right on down to the Dogwood Acres Campground, where even Fido is welcome!
Enjoy a relaxing day walking, biking or horseback riding on the 11-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. This leisurely trail now offers informative signage about the area's agriculture and Civil War history!
Head up the mountains to Colonel Denning State Park for rustic camping, fishing, ice-skating, organized group tenting, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, bird watching and more. You won't want to miss the 180-degree view of the Valley that can only be found after hiking the strenuous Flat Rock Trail.
Fast & Fun Facts:
- Looking for the perfect photo op? Laughlin Mill, a grist mill built circa 1760, is the oldest structure in Newville and one of the borough's most noted landmarks.
- Founded in 1790. Notable residents include Clement Finley, 10th Surgeon General of the United States Army; Andy Oyler, Major League ballplayer; and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart, whose courageous actions in combat are depicted in the book and movie Black Hawk Down.
For residents and those relocating more information can be found on the Newville Borough website.