GETTING THERE: Newmanstown, Pa., is about a 21/2-hour drive from Washington, between Hershey and Reading, Pa. From the Baltimore Beltway, follow I-83 north to Route 30 east to Route 501 north to Schaefferstown. Just beyond Schaefferstown, take Route 419 about six miles north to Fort Zellers Road, then follow signs to Arrowhead Springs Trout Hatchery at 118 W. Bethany Rd.

FISHING THERE: Arrowhead Springs Trout Hatchery (610-589-4830, is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 19; closed Sunday. No fishing license required. Admission $1 per person (children under 5 free); trout $3.50 per pound; rental rods $4; tackle and bait sold on-site. Picnic area and grills are available, and the grounds are handicapped-accessible. Arrowhead's separate fly-fishing trophy pond, which stocks 10-plus-pound behemoths, will open Feb. 18; $50 an hour, plus $1.50 per inch for fish not released. For a list of more than 100 private fishing lakes in Pennsylvania, visit

STAYING THERE: The 1830-era Cornwall Inn (888-313-3969,, a B&B along the Lebanon Valley bike trail, has rooms and family-friendly suites from $125. The Lantern Lodge Motor Inn (411 College St., Myerstown, 800-262-5564, offers a restaurant and lounge; rooms from $75 ($65 as of Nov. 1); children under 12 free.

EATING THERE: The Franklin House (Route 419 on the town square in Schaefferstown, 717-949-2122) offers German platters and sandwiches. Lunch for two is about $20. The Blue Bird Inn (2387 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall, 717-273-3000) features late-night entertainment on a tiki-torch deck and attracts a young crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Quesadillas and burgers for two with drinks, $30. In nearby Lebanon, Trattoria Fratelli (502 E. Lehman St., 717-273-1443) offers upscale, innovative Italian cuisine for dinner; try grilled chicken and polenta or crabmeat specials. Dinner for two with drinks, $70.

BEING THERE: Historic Schaefferstown (717-949-2244, runs the Gemberling-Rex House and Thomas R. Brendle Museum on North Market Street, six miles from Arrowhead Springs. Admission $5. The Lebanon Valley Rail-Trail (, a community rails-to-trails project, takes cyclists and walkers past the Cornwall Iron Furnace (Rexmont Road and Boyd Street, Cornwall, 717-272-9711, www.cornwalliron The only intact charcoal cold-blast furnace remaining in the Western Hemisphere, it was put to work casting cannon during the American Revolution. Admission $4.

INFO: Lebanon County Tourism Promotion Agency, 717-273-3670, www.visitlebanon