City Island, Harrisburg PA

This 63-acre Susquehanna River island opposite Center City Harrisburg and major tourism and recreational destination contains archeological treasures of Native American tribes which established seasonal settlements here. The island during the Civil War was a stopping off-point for Union soldiers who crossed over it by way of the Camelback Bridge to defend Harrisburg from Confederate threat. Today, the island is home to professional minor league baseball at Commerce Bank Park Stadium as well as to other attractions including Riverside Village, Harbourtown, Skyline Sports Complex, Carriage House, Harrisburg Paddlewheel Riverboat, miniature golf, three boat marinas, and the City Island Railroad.

Panorama by Jeb Stuart / Jackson Lattimore