Elizabethtown Area
Community Recreation

Bellaire Woods-Lancaster County Conservancy
Bellaire Woods Nature Preserve, named after the neighboring crossroads village of Bellaire located close to Lebanon County, exhibits a tremendous variety of native wildflowers and mushrooms in addition to numerous trees and under story shrubs. Recent inventories note that at least 3-dozen species of spring wildflowers can be found on this property. An unnamed tributary to the Conewago Creek bisects the prop-erty, thereby creating wonderful forested wetland habitat. More information about the Lancaster County Conservancy can be found at www.lancasterconservancy.org.
(photographs coutesy of Jeff Devine, Land Stewart, Lancaster County Conservancy)

Conewago Trail
This five-mile linear park is perfect for running, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or bicycling. The journey takes you on a flat course through thick woods, a boulder field, and picturesque farms. This route first began as the Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad in 1883, which operated for almost one hundred years. As you journey through this peaceful corridor, think for a moment of the many people who once traveled this route when it was part of the world’s largest railroad system. More information can be found at the Lancaster County Parks Web Site.

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation Services
(GEARS) www.getintogears.org
600 East High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

The Elizabethtown Area Recreation Commission and the Elizabethtown Area Community Services Authority have merged to form the Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation Services (GEARS). GEARS has a plethora of activities to satisfy any member of the community. Each year, GEARS schedules trips to various locations, as well as running several basketball, softball and other sports leagues. For more information on GEARS or to obtain a schedule of seasonal activities, call the GEARS office at (717) 367-0355. GEARS also runs the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center and the GEARS Kids Center. For more information on the services available through the Senior Center, please call 367-7984. For more information on the GEARS Kids Center or to rent the Community Center, please call 367-0119.

Elizabethtown Area Community Center

Elizabethtown Boys Club
The Elizabethtown Boys Club has many sports programs that builds teamwork as well as teaches the fundamentals of Baseball, Cheerleading, Football and Wrestling. Our organization meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the GEARS Community Center on Poplar Street. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more information please visit our website at www.etownboysclub.com.

Legends Elite All Star Cheerleading
Competitive year round cheerleading program open to all interested youth ages 5 to 18 in Elizabethtown, PA and its surrounding communities. Registrations begin in May, practices in June and competitions in November. Legends Elite may be contacted through their web site http://www.legendseliteallstars.bravehost.com or via email at ClubofHartz@aol.com.

Rheems Athletic Association
Recreational organization, various sporting venues. Board meets 2nd Monday of each month. Registrations in January & May.
P O Box 26
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Willowood Swim Club
West Bainbridge Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Last Updated April 16, 2013