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Green @ Messiah


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Boy relaxes by the Yellow Breeches CreekMessiah is located on a beautiful, 400+ acre campus just outside of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. The campus itself offers plenty of outdoor opportunities, including a fitness trail that encircles main campus; the Yellow Breeches Creek for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing; a ropes course; an awesome sledding hill; and lots of green space for soaking up the sun.


The surrounding area is equally as rich with opportunities--whether you’re looking for a place to mountain bike, hike, shop for local produce, canoe or simply explore.


    • Did you know that Appalachian Trail winds right through central Pennsylvania?
    • So many closeby fun state parks, you better start planning to make the most of your time as a Messiah College student!
    • Two great local farmer’s markets feature a variety of fresh produce, seafood, meat, and food vendors: West Shore Farmers Market in Lemoyne and Broad Street Market in Harrisburg.
    • Check out local nature and cultural resources at Green Map.