Secret P.O.W. Camp Crumbling in the Forest
Close to Carlisle (technically in Gardners, PA), you will find the large Michaux Forest. It is a wonderful area for steep hikes and dramatic vistas (see travelogue "South Mountain Area"). Well hidden, near Michaux Road, there are the ruins of a once top secret P.O.W. camp for German U-Boat crews. It sounds more interesting than it is: there is little to see. The P.O.W. Camp was turned into a Presbyterian campground before being abandoned. This is, incidentally, the middle point of the Appalachian Trail (Pine Grove Furnace State Park).