As of autumn 2011, 9 miles of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail are complete. The trail runs between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, and interpretive signs relate the region's history. The trail is mostly paved at both ends but the middle section has a gravel surface. Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University and supports a vibrant and quaint downtown area, with eateries, bike shops and other boutique retail popular with trail users.
The trail had a quick start thanks to the support of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who awarded a matching grant for the acquisition of the 60-foot-wide abandoned corridor and an additional $3.7 million in federal monies made available through the Federal Highway Transportation Enhancements Program. These grants, along with contributions from local citizens and Union County, have made the Buffalo Valley Trail a reality for all to appreciate.
Plans call for continuing the trail across the Susquehanna River along the trestle into Montandon.
Parking and Trail Access
To access the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail, you can park at the Community Park in Mifflinburg along N. 5th Street between Hickory and Thompson streets.
Great biking trail!
Had a great time riding the BVRT today, it was my first time there. I actually give it 4 1/2 stars. 5 if there would have been a few more benches along the way.
Great trail for bikes, walks, and runs
I have biked the trail multiple times since the summer of 2012 and it has always been a great ride. The trail heads may be tricky to find if you haven't been to them before but once you get on the trail you'll forget about parking. Both ends of the trail ...
Great addition to Union County
As a resident of Mifflinburg, I've got to say, the trail is great. I have walked, jogged, and biked the trail. My son and I have used it to train for the annual 5k in town, and our church group has biked out to a local ice cream stand half-way between ...