Beautiful City Island

City Island across from Harrisburg, PA, is a fabulous playground for young and old alike.  It’s the home of the Harrisburg Senators, the double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals (remember Stephen Strasburg?  Yea, he came through here.)  There’s a mini-golf course, a carousel, batting cages, a railroad, and the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat.  All sorts of fun stuff to do in the spring, summer, and fall months.

I headed over there on Friday to see if I could grab some fun pictures of fall.  I’m no tree specialist (I don’t even know what they’re called!), but there weren’t a ton of fall trees there.  Maybe I came to early?  Maybe the trees there aren’t the type that change?  I don’t know.  I did find one tree I fell in love with!  Gorgeous!  I also found some additional fun pictures around the island.  And the offer still stands – anyone who might think a photo session on City Island would be fun, let me know!  I completely want to go over there and have some fun!

This tree hasn't changed colors, but it is sure a nice shady spot on the Harrisburg side of the river.

The Susquehanna River from the Harrisburg side. This river starts out in New York and flows into the Chesapeake.

One of the many bridges that connect Harrisburg to the other side of the river. I love the old stone bridges, so pretty.

Strictly a walking bridge from Harrisburg to City Island. This bridge was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. I can see why!

I saw this tree as I was walking across the bridge and oh, I wanted it's picture. Gorgeous isn't it? The perfect fall tree.

How can you not find the leaf colors beautiful? THIS is what living in the Mid-Atlantic is like during the fall.

Soon, the bland colors of winter will be upon us and all that will be left of the beauty of the warmer months will be leaves such as this.

The Pride of the Susquehanna docked across from Harrisburg. I never thought of paddleboats outside the southern states, but it makes sense that at the time they would be all along the rivers of the country.


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