Maiden Voyage: Greenwood Furnace State Park

After the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival we were ready for a shower and some laundry so we headed just up the road to Greenwood Furnace State Park.  We stayed in site 19 on the lower loop of the campground closest to the highway. The upper loop sites are further from the road but not as level. The bath house was nice with good hot showers and deep sinks for dish wasing where we had washed some clothes. Our site had electric which felt extremely decadent. As in Huntingdon, there was no cell service here.

Greenwood Furnace was the site of a large 18th century iron smelting operation and town. Although little is left, the stone furnaces are impressive as is the Iron Master’s Mansion. We also walked around the small lake.

We discovered that the smoke alarm in the camper is quite sensitive and can be set off by a little smoke from our campfire blowing in the screen door or by the match we used to light the camper stove. The solution for now is to run the vent fan when cooking and in the future we will put a shower cap over the alarm if its smokey. We will need to hang a string from the shower cap that we’ll bump into when climbing into bed so we don’t forget to remove it!



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