Chambersburg is a lovely borough located in the state of Pennsylvania, more exactly in its South Central Region, being at the same time the county seat of Franklin County. Chambersburg is 13 miles away from Maryland and 52 miles from Harrisburg, so its close proximity to these large cities allowed for a great development. Chambersburg has a population of 18.302 residents, and a total surface of 6.9 square miles, according to the 2008 census.
However, the total number of people who inhabit the Chambersburg Micropolitan Area reached 143.495, in 2008. The history of Chambersburg goes back to 1734, when European settlers came into the region. Then, Chambersburg became incorporated in 1803, and it has been a popular place to live in and to visit ever since.
Caledonia State Park is a beautiful recreational facility, that every visitor will love. This state park allows for a multitude of activities, the most popular ones being hunting, fishing and hiking. The park was founded in 1903, and it knew an instant popularity. You can also spend the night here, since there are many tent and trailer campsites, as well as campgrounds. A swimming pool, a golf course and even a summer stock theatre can be found here, so everyone will have a good time when visiting the park.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a marked hiking trail of about 2.181 miles. Pennsylvania has 229 miles of the tail, so if you are passionate about hiking, do not miss exploring it. Along the way, you will encounter a variety of wildlife and wildflower species, and you will be able to admire beautiful sights, that will take your breath away.
The Capitol Theatre Center was opened in 1927, and it has been providing spectacular performances done by the Chambersburg Community Theatre ever since, but many other events, as well. A particularly interesting fact about this theatre is that it is one of the few theatres in the country that still have their original organ, that is a Möller theatre pipe organ.
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