The Northwest River Trail in Lancaster County is a planned 14-mile trail corridor that will follow the east bank of the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Falmouth. Today, only a few segments of the trail are complete. This segment, locally called the Charles Greenway, is 3.7 miles long and runs from Dacatur Street in Marietta to beyond Riverfront Park, ending near the railroad tracks. The trail is subject to river flooding, so use caution in spring and following heavy rains.
Another completed section of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to date (autumn 2011) is the Conoy Canal Trail
Parking for the trail is available at both endpoints. In Marietta, park at Decatur and Hull streets. Riverfront Park is by Vinegar Ferry Road and Old River Road.
Rode this trail and it is great--does anyone know what rail line ran here?
Very lucky to have found this trail, it is not well advertised. The main trail is paved, but has adjacent dirt trials on the Marietta end well suited for light mountain biking.
We have been using this trail for years now. It's a great place for bicycles and walking. Nicely paved and shaded in some spots and open and sunny in others. Great for exercising and easy to get to. Also the pavillion and picnic area was updated and truly ...