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All the Fun in Hanover PA

You’ll find plenty for all ages to enjoy in Hanover the city, and even more in Hanover County. Families who choose one of our homes in Hanover VA at Hickory Hill, The Preserve community will appreciate the wealth of options for family fun, as well as great shopping and dining.

To give you a sense of all that there is to enjoy, consider that there are plenty of hiking trails, nature walks and sports for everyone. Anyone looking for outdoor entertainment will find plenty of options at the 18 parks covering more than 1,500 acres of parkland. There are also four premier 18-hole golf courses, and even a King’s Dominion amusement park with more than 60 rides, 14 roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, shows, games and more! Plus, Hanover offers plenty of cultural attractions from museums to historic restaurants. In total, there are 38 historic locations listed on the national registry. The following are just some of the fun places to visit right in Hanover city, even though if you live at Hickory Hill, you’ll be close to historic Ashland, as well.

The Hanover Tavern  is a 200+ year-old building that has served as a public gathering space throughout its long history. Since the 18th century, it has offered food and hospitality, and continues to do so, with a full-service restaurant and pub. One of the many local buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tavern was the home to Patrick Henry, the first governor of Virginia and the founding father behind the quote, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Visitors will want to take in the beautiful gardens, the Coach House, and smokehouse, and there’s a self-guided audio tour to help. The Tavern is also home to the Virginia Repertory Theatre and hosts a variety of family programs, entertainment, events and more.

Speaking of Patrick Henry, a fun way to teach your kids some of America’s founding history includes a visit to Hanover Court. The 18th century Hanover Courthouse is where Patrick Henry argued the famous Parson’s Cause case in 1763, one of the first legal protests against the British monarchy and one of the important moments that led to the American Revolution. Furthermore, the courthouse has been in continuous use since its construction in the early 1740s, despite damage during the American Revolution and the Civil War. It continued to be used for trials up until the 1970s. It is now used for ceremonial events, meetings, and weddings. Tours are available by appointment via the Hanover County Historical Society.

Hanover isn’t just history, though. There’s plenty to do outside for the whole family to enjoy. Residents love the Courthouse Park and its numerous amenities. There are three lighted and four non-lighted multipurpose fields for sports and events. There’s also a picnic shelter, a half-mile walking trail, a playground, and even a fishing pond with a floating dock. Also, on the first Saturday in June, the park plays host to Hanover’s annual Taylor’s Pirate FishingFUN event.

Finally, even the canine family members have a wonderful place to have fun. The Hanover Dog Park is an incredible one-acre dog park that includes dog agility equipment, a time-out pen for when they get a little too excited, a water station, waste stations, and plenty of benches so pet owners can enjoy watching their dogs have a great time. The park has a six-foot fence for security and welcomes all well-behaved dogs and owners to have fun and make new friends.

All of this is right in Hanover, and there’s a wealth of additional attractions nearby, ranging from the Red Vein Escape Room to the Soak City water amusement park. Local farms, unusual museums and so much more are within easy reach of Hickory Hill, The Reserve community of homes in Hanover VA. As one of Hanover County’s premiere communities with acre+ lots, residents can easily enjoy more than 500 acres of preservation, common areas, and miles of walking trails, further enhancing all the fun to be had in Hanover. Contact us today to learn more about Hickory Hill, The Reserve.

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