Indian Steps Museum & Ulmer-Root-Haines Memorial Park
Location: 205 Indian Steps road airville Pa, 17302
Indian Steps Museum is a one of a kind destination set along the Susquehanna River. Originally an arts and crafts style cabin, it was completed in 1912 by a wealthy lawyer from York County, PA. John Edward Vandersloot wanted to share his local prehistoric Indian artifact collection with his guests by embedding these items both in the interior and exterior of the building. Vandersloot was enamored with Native American history and culture, and built the cabin as a testament to the long history of Native American Indians.
Indian Steps is one of five properties owned and maintained by the Conservation Society of York County, a nearly 100 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving York County's natural, prehistoric, and historic landscapes.
The Ulmer-Root-Haines Memorial Park is a series of nature trails located in the hills near Indian Steps Museum. The rugged trail leads up to a waterfall and even further up into the hills. The waterfall runs more during the rainy season and may freeze up in the winter. Learn about the natural wildlife landscape by taking a walk through this interesting nature trail by the museum!
It is recommended to bring some form of hiking gear if walking after a rainy day, as the trail can get slippery and rugged in some areas. The trail is open all year.