Hartman Creek State Park is a popular attraction for locals, hosting amenities for activities like boating, fishing, and mountain biking. The area began its life as part of the Old Coach Road Trail, bringing goods and supplies to colonies that were growing further north. Hikers can choose from 10 miles of varied landscape.
This area suits just about every type of hiking that guests might be looking for, so make sure to pick up a trail map for a detailed look at your options. Of particular interest to out of town guests the Hartman-Dells Historical Path, which contains several preserved structures that have been standing for over 135 years.
Guests can feel free to bring their dogs along for their explorations, as long as they keep them on a leash throughout their visit, and clean up any messes their companions might leave behind. Cycling is very popular in Hartman Creek State Park, with over 12 miles of dedicated dirt trails for guests who are trying to test their endurance on two wheels.
A 6-mile portion of singletrack was built by a local BMX club "The Cronies" here in 2002 and is regularly maintained by the organization to this day. During the off-season, these trails become open to walking traffic as well, so riders should keep a lookout for posted signs indicating any changes. Park officials urge visiting cyclists to wear all state recommended safety equipment when riding on Hartman Creek State Park's custom dirt trails.
If you'd like to get out onto the waves, Hartman Creek State Park offers a 300-foot sandy shoreline just perfect for guests to splash around on. The swimming area is marked by ropes and buoys, so visitors should have no trouble staying within the designated regions. Canines are welcome on the beach but unfortunately aren't allowed to join guests in the lake waters.