Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
While this trail is accessible, it is recommended to call the park office for ADA assistance.
Short, historic, and easy.
Need to Know
The portion of Trail 3 leading to Rose Island is paved but extremely steep.
Cross the historical Portersville Bridge to step foot on what was once Rose Island Amusement Park. This trail offers a plethora of informational signs displaying info about the historical park. There has been a lot of improvement to this trail in the past decade and it almost feels like an outdoor museum. While most of the structures were washed away, a few stone foundations remain including the entrance, pool and dance hall. If you look closely, you can see a few depressions where buildings once stood. This is a very fun and informational trail and a must see if you visit Charlestown State Park.
Flora & Fauna
Lots of birding opportunities. Fishing is allowed on the banks of Fourteen Mile Creek.