At first glance, Holtwood looks like a small town with less than 100 people and perhaps not much to do. While it may be true that there is a serious lack of restaurants and shopping malls, there is definitely no shortage of things to with your pup!
Holtwood is primarily a hydroelectric power plant town, which means two things; one, the town has one primary function, and many people who live in the town work at the plant. Two, because of the presence of the hydroelectric power plant, you know there is a giant, beautiful source of natural flowing water -- Susquehanna River.
Not only does the river run through amazing, beautiful land, but the region also has plenty of beautiful parks and forests for you and Fido to explore together. If you want to spend some time on the water or go fishing, you'll be spoiled for places to do so here! There are also plenty of forests and nature preserves in the area for people and pups who love to spend their days lost among large, gorgeous trees.
As a Holtwood resident, you are incredibly lucky to have an abundance of nature around you. If you drive to the northernmost part of Holtwood, you will find State Game Lands Number 288. This beautiful stretch of land is situated on the southern part of a river tributary. Not only is it a beautiful place to sit by the water, but it is also a stretch of hunting land. You are welcome to take your pooch to State Game Lands Number 288 as long as they are leashed at all times. You also may want to consider putting your pup in a bright-colored vest during hunting season.
Even though this park is another city, it is only a ten-minute drive away. If you drive south to Drumore, you will find the 224-acre Susquehannock State Park. This gigantic park has plenty of open grassy places, hiking and walking trails, and incredibly scenic views. Furthermore, the park has many picnic spots with tables and playgrounds for kids. You can make your trip to this state park an afternoon excursion, or stretch it into a weekend trip. Just be careful and keep your pooch on a leash -- it's easy to get lost in this vast forest. Don't forget to bring all the necessary supplies, like water and waste bags.