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.
What's not to like? This trail parallels the river with frequent views of the water. It's smooth and paved, parts of it are sunny and parts in the shade - what a dream!
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to "stumble" upon this great trail for rollerblading.
We went in mid-November. The western part of the trail was clear, and great for rollerblading on. The eastern half had a lot of leafs and twigs covering the ...
Heavy rains in early March caused high river flow which flooded many areas of this trail. Barriers were recently set up across the Marietta access to the parking area, although walk in access was not restricted. Since both access roads go through rail ...