Capital Area Greenbelt

Pennsylvania


Eastern terminus of the Asylum Run branch of the Greenbelt at Andrea Ave. Taken Sept. 2016.
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Passing behind homes in the northeast suburbs near Andrea Ave. Taken Sept. 2016.
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Looking east along the new extension of the Asylum Run branch of the Greenbelt, which now connects to Andrea Ave. and the northeast suburbs. Taken Sept. 2016.
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This fork is along the branch of the Greenbelt that extends east of the city along Asylum Run; the left trail climbs the hill to the Susquehanna Twp. Veterans Park, while the newly completed branch on the right continues along the stream to Andrea Ave.
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Shallow lake in Wildwood Park, located in the suburbs north of Harrisburg.
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After passing under I-81, the greenbelt, still following sidewalks, turns right into Wildwood Park.
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The sidewalk along Industrial Road serves as the trail beneath the I-81 underpass north of the city.
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One of the numerous pocket parks along the greenbelt; this one is just south of the I-81 underpass on Industrial Road.
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Approaching HACC's Sen. Jeffrey Piccola Law Enforcement training center from the north.
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The trail takes an abrupt turn toward Industrial Road immediately north of Harrisburg Area Community College's Sen. Jeffrey Piccola Law Enforcement training center.
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After crossing grassy fields, the trail parallels Industrial Road on the north end of Harrisburg.
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Winding through grassy fields north of Harrisburg Area Community College on a cloudy, brisk autumn day. Taken Oct. 2016.
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After crossing the HACC parking lot, the trail enters a grassy field on the north side.
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The trail mainly follows sidewalks for much if its route through the Harrisburg Area Community College's campus.
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Springtime trees coming in to bloom between the Farm Show Complex and the HACC campus. Taken Apr. 2016.
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The greenbelt parallels Cameron Street in the vicinity of the Farm Show Complex.
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Stone engraving on the side of the massive Farm Show Building, complete with the date it was built.
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Another pic of the junction sign in the tunnel beneath Cameron Street.
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Passing athletic fields east of Cameron Street. Taken Apr. 2016.
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The greenbelt crosses the boundary between Harrisburg and neighboring Susquehanna Twp. immediately east of Cameron Street. Taken Apr. 2016.
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New, user-friendly and ADA-compliant street crossings southeast of the Farm Show Complex.
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Unfortunately, the tunnel beneath Cameron Street is poorly lit. These signs guide users on the correct route.
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Looking east from the Farm Show Complex. The trail passes beneath Cameron Street in this tunnel.
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The greenbelt passes beneath busy Cameron Street through this tunnel, located on the southeast side of the Farm Show Complex.
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These newer signs guide trail users along the route of the trail, which crosses several busy intersections.
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The trail passes this monument at the entrance to Harrisburg Area Community College's (HACC) main entrance north of the Farm Show Complex.
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Cool shade on the Harrisburg riverfront. This pic was taken immediately north of the Walnut Street Bridge.
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This plaque interprets the history of the small plaza at the east end of the Walnut Street Bridge.
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Lush gardens near the junction with the Walnut Street Bridge.
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Three generations, mom, daughter and grandson, enjoy the greenbelt on a warm, August afternoon. Taken 2015.
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These stairs descend to the branch of the trail that runs directly along the river.
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Profile shot, with the trees separating Front Street, on left, from the river, on right.
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Walnut and Market Street Bridges, as seen from the Harrisburg riverfront.
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Bicentennial Memorial.
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Cyclists riding along the greenbelt in the Harrisburg riverfront. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Calder/Olmstead/McCormick Mansion, visible from the greenbelt on the Harrisburg riverfront.
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Interpretive sign across from a key landmark on Front St. in Harrisburg.
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Shaded greenbelt on the Harrisburg riverfront. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Picnic area (and squirrel) by the eastern approach to the Walnut Street Bridge in Harrisburg.
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Squirrel enjoying a warm, late summer evening by the greenbelt. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Landscaping at the eastern approach to the Walnut Street Bridge.
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Trail users can either follow Front Street on the left, or descend to the river along the Riverfront portion of the greenbelt.
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Urban greenbelt along the Harrisburg Riverfront. Taken Aug. 2015.
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View of two greenbelt paths and the Walnut Street Bridge, seen on a late summer afternoon. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Another view of the modern sculpture, shown between two grtenbelt paths on the Riverfront.
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Another monument on the Harrisburg riverfront.
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View of the Walnut Street Bridge on an early evening in late summer. Taken Aug. 2015.
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View between the Market and Walnut street bridges. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Sign giving the history of Harrisburg's Riverfront Park.
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Plaque on the side of one of the columns at the eastern approach to the Market Street Bridge.
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Neo-classical columns at the eastern approach to the Market Street Bridge, as seen from the greenbelt. Taken Aug. 2015.
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After crossing busy Market Street, the greenbelt reenters the shaded riverfront and heads south toward the Penn DOT building.
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Looking north from the plaza at the Market Street intersection. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Historical interpretive plaque describing an earlier, long-vanished bridge that spanned the Susquehanna River back in the 19th century.
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Greenbelt for a 'green' city.
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Sign and mile marker near the junction with the Walnut Street Bridge. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Modern art sculpture along the greenbelt near the Market Street Bridge.
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The main branch of the greenbelt closely parallels Front Street and the Harrisburg riverfront.
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Hikers enjoying the late summer weather on the Harrisburg riverwalk. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Map of downtown Harrisburg, located at the intersection of the main greenbelt trail and the Walnut Street Bridge.
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Another interpretive historical sign on the Harrisburg riverfront, this one commemorates the city's role in the Civil War and how it was the ultimate target of the Confederate Invasion routed at Gettysburg.
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Plaque interpreting the monument built to honor the Susquehanna River School, set up in Colonial Times to educate that local Native Americans.
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This monument, which commemorates an early settlement that provided education to the local Indians, is one of many along the segment of the greenbelt that follows the Susquehanna River.
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This family was taking an evening stroll on the Walnut Street Bridge, which connects the greenbelt to City Island. See the bridge's entry for more photos. Taken Aug. 2015.
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Plaza at the junction between the main branch of the greenbelt and the Walnut Street Bridge.
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Link Trail (left) following Locust Lane for a brief stretch.
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Mini-amphitheater off the Link Trail, where presentations on the local environment are sometimes held.
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Kiosk across from the mini-amphitheater on the Link Trail. Educational presentations on the surrounding woods and wetlands are sometimes held here.
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Students on a field trip along the Link Trail section of the greenbelt, near the mini-amphitheater.
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The Link Trail has some steep grades along its path.
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Unlike most at-grade intersections on the greenbelt, the one on the Link Trail at Locust Lane is well-marked and safe for pedestrian use.
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I highly recommend that users check out the Link Trail, which passes through some scenic open space in Harrisburg's northeast suburbs.
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Fall foliage on the Link Trail.
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Switchbacks on the Link Trail just southwest of Veterans' Park, caution is advised!
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Link Trail curving along Asylum Run near Veterans' Park
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The Link Trail descends a very steep hill immediately southwest of Veterans' Park. This sign warns users of the steep grades and switchbanks ahead.
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Another war memorial in Veterans' Park, at the east end of the Link Trail.
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One of a couple of war memorials at the aptly named Veterans' Park, at the east end of the Link Trail.
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Eastern terminus of the Link Trail in Veterans' Park near Progress; this spur trail branches off the main path of the greenbelt near the old state hospital and follows Asylum Run into the northeast suburbs.
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Breath taking views
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most of this loop is trail, but there a few areas along roads & streets
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you might see some cows loose on the streets downtown
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Capitol building is just a couple of blocks away
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traveling along Front Street
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welcome to Harrisburg
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maintenance crew bust at work
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approaching Derry St
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I wonder how many taxpayer's dollars are sitting here?
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nice hills around Wildwood Lake
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Another view in the woods just off Cameron Street, across from the Farm Show Complex. Is the house used by the park's caretaker?
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Approaching Cameron Street and the Farm Show Complex.
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Junction of the Greenbelt and Link Trail west of the former state hospital. The Greenbelt makes a sharp right and follows Pine Drive up the hill, while the Link Trail goes left and follows Asylum Run to a park next to the Game Commission.
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Junction of the main greenbelt alignment with the Link Trail, a 1-mile long spur trail that extends east across the grounds of the former state hospital, paralleling Asylum Run, to a park next to the Game Commission headquarters.
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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View west into the arboretum near the former state hospital. Pine Drive is to the right.
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Bridge across a small stream on Pine Drive just west of the former state hospital. The trail crosses on a parallel footbridge.
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After paralleling Pine Drive down a steep hill, the trail takes another hard turn west at the junction with the Link Trail. It then goes west through an arboretum to the Farm Show Complex.
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Junction of the main greenbelt alignment and the Link Trail, a spur path that extends east across the property of the former Harrisburg State Hospital, continuing along Asylum Run toward Progress.
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Meadows on the north end of the city, west of Edgemont Road.
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Artwork on the trail's surface, between the Penn DOT equipment facility and the East Harrisburg Cemetery on the north end of the city.
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Approaching the western boundary of the East Harrisburg Cemetery.
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After passing the Penn DOT equipment facility, the next state government facility located off the trail is the State Archives building.
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This pic shows an interesting contrast of the smoothly paved trail on the right, and the deteriorating, abandoned road on the right. Taken west of the Penn DOT equipment facility on the north side of the city.
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Telecommunications tower viewed from the section of trail north of the Penn DOT equipment facility. Another abandoned road (part of the parkway system that existed along the greenbelt for much of the 20th century?) can also be seen in the foreground.
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Giant pipes at the Penn DOT facility on the north side of the city, seen from the trail through a chainlink fence.
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Hikers enjoying the trail on a warm, fall day in October 2012.
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This meadow north of the Penn DOT facility (not to be confused with Penn DOT's office building along the Susquehanna River on the city's south side) in the city's northeast is an island of open space.
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The meadow environment of the cemetery continues north of the Penn DOT facility.
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This Penn DOT facility, with its salt storage building rising up like an artificial mountain, is just west of the cemetery.
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After skirting the southwest corner of the East Harrisburg Cemetery, the trail makes another sharp turn west toward the Penn DOT facility and Farm Show complex.
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I don't think the sign is referring to the famous singer, lol!
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Sign directing trail users through the section on the west side of the East Harrisburg Cemetery.
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More views of the rolling meadowlands in the East Harrisburg Cemetery.
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Majestic trees and rolling meadows on the trail west of Edgemont Road.
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Another view of the meadow-like environment on the west end of the East Harrisburg Cemetery. It's amazing how many diverse environments can be found on this urban and suburban trail.
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The section of the East Harrisburg Cemetery that the greenbelt passes through does not yet have many graves, creating a grassy, meadow environment.
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After briefly paralleling Edgemont Road, the greenbelt abruptly turns west through part of the East Harrisburg Cemetery. This section is poorly marked and can be confusing.
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The Edgemont Road sidepath provides a safe alternative for hikers and cyclists in the city's northeast corner.
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Heading north alongside Edgemont Road.
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Approaching the Route 22/Edgemont Road/Parkway Blvd. intersection on the northeast side of the city.
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Following an on-road concurrency along Parkway Blvd. from Reservoir Park (home of the city's Civil War Museum)to Route 22, the trail resumes as a side path along Edgemont Road.
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Homes within view of the trail on the north side of Paxtang.
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Map of the Greenbelt, displayed at a kiosk at the Paxtang trailhead.
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Trailhead in Paxtang.
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The trail can also be accessed from Paxtang Park.
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Another view of the footbridge that connects the trail to Paxtang's park.
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A homeowner in Paxtang put a lot of time into developing the access from their yard to the trail.
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Fall foliage. Taken October 2012.
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Another footbridge along the branch path between Pembrooke and Paxtang. Unlike the other one, this once does not have any guardrails, and has an uneven concrete surface. Caution should be used, especially in winter or early spring.
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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In addition to the main trail, there are also a few primitive footpaths in the 'greenbelt.' This wooden footbridge is along one of those paths that branches off the section between Paxtang and Pembrooke.
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Small greenbelt sign at the intersection of Parkway Blvd. and Market Street informs users that the trail continues on the opposite side.
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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Sign at the Market Street crossing reminding both motorists and cyclists to leave a 4-foot space when passing one another, alongside a sign for a local Halloween attraction. Taken in October 2012.
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Crossing Market Street in Pembrooke.
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View southeast on the greenbelt from the crossing at Market Street. Like most other grande-level crossings over busy streets, caution should be used here.
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Approaching Market Street in Pembrooke.
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Bridge over a stream near Pembrooke. Notice the smooth, newer trail surface paved over the wider, older road surface.
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If you take a close look, you can see that the tall 'tree' that seems to tower above the others is not really a tree at all. It is a cell phone tower creatively disguised as one. This unusual feature can be seen just south of Pembrooke.
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The newer trail surface can be seen over the older surface left over from the time when this section (between Pembrooke and Paxtang) was a public road.
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Wooded serenity between Paxtang and Pembrooke. You would not know that you are in the suburbs.
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Woman, her grandbaby (in stroller) and dogs enjoying the trail near Paxtang.
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Homes can be seen through the trees from the trail north of Paxtang. Thanks to the trail, these homeowners can walk or bicycle to numerous points around the Harrisburg area without going on streets.
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This footbridge connects the trail to Paxtang's borough park.
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Newly resurfaced section of the trail in Paxtang.
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Homes visible through the trees north of Paxtang. The ability to hike from your backyard to locations around Harrisburg and its environs is a valuable asset to these properties.
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If you look closely between the trees, you can see Paxtang Cemetery in the distance. The trail passes behind the cemetery in Paxtang.
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Following another abandoned road (formerly known as Cameron Park Drive) through the woods north of Paxtang.
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This footbridge connects the trail to a nearby park in Paxtang.
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Heading back into the woods north of Paxtang.
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Newly paved section of trail in southeast suburb of Paxtang.
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Capital Area Greenbelt
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Another view of the historical Spring House just south of Paxtang.
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Plaque giving the history of Spring House Bridge, which carries the trail across Spring Creek and under I-83 south of Paxtang.
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Beginning of the on-road concurrency that begins at the south end of the Rutherford property and extends out Parkview Lane to Paxton Street.
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Signs guide users along a short on-road concurrency down Parkview Lane just north of Paxton Street.
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Looking south in Dock Woods. Taken September 2012.
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The lady whom Dock Woods gets its namesake was one of the Greenbelt's original proponents, helping to make it one of the state's, and nation's, oldest multi-use trails.
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Kiosk explaining the origin of the historic Dock Woods, an open-space preserve located south of Paxton Street, in the southeast suburbs.
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This sign is a reminder that local churches and civic organizations can 'adopt' a section of the trail, similar to 'Adopt-A-Highway' programs.
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After crossing Paxton Street, the trail heads south into Dock Woods, one of the few surviving original features from the Greenbelt's early days over a century ago.
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New reforestation efforts at the edge of Dock Woods, just south of Paxton Street.
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Faded sign pointing the direction of the trail in suburbs just south of Paxtang. The sign reflects the state of much of the greenbelt: useable, but in need of some touching up in some sections.
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Caution should be used when crossing the busy intersection at 32nd Street, Parkview Lane and Paxton Street. This is one of several dangerous, grade-level crossings of such busy streets, and is the trail's biggest setback.
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Branching off Parkview Lane, looking north onto the property of the Rutherford House and Community Center. Taken September 2012.
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Sign at the entrance to the Rutherford House park and community center.
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Community center adjacent to the Rutherford House, between the Harrisburg Mall and Paxtang.
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Sign warning users of the sharp curves on the northeast end of the Rutherford House property, where the trail abruptly turns east onto Spring Creek Bridge.
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View north on the east side of the Rutherford House property.
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Looking south along the east end of the property of the Rutherford House on an early fall day in September 2012.
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After passing under I-83 via Spring Creek Bridge, the trail winds along the east side of the Rutherford House property.
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The stately Rutherford House, located just south of the I-83 underpass and Spring Creek Bridge. Taken fall 2012.
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This pic looks north toward the I-83 underpass south of Paxtang. You can see how 'Spring House Bridge' threads the trail over the creek and under the expressway.
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Another view of the Spring House Bridge. Be careful; the bridge swings if you put too much weight on it or it is a windy day.
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Trail bridge (dubbed 'Spring House Bridge' on a nearby plaque, in honor of the nearby historic, stone springhouse) takes users over Spring Creek and under I-83 south of Paxtang.
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The trail crosses Spring Creek on a wooden bridge just south of Paxtang. It also passes under I-83 at this point.
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Historic springhouse off Paxtang Ave., between the I-83 and Norfolk Southern underpasses.
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Trailhead at 19th Street. This is one of the best locations to access to the trail.
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Cameron Park Drive section of the trail on the city's south end.
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Benches and picnic facilities are available at the Five Senses Garden.
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Approaching the Five Senses Garden, looking south toward Route 441.
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Plaza and trailhead situated off Route 441 west of the Harrisburg Mall.
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View of the Five Senses Garden, approaching from the north. The main trail curves to the right, while the left path takes you into the gardens, which are a great example of urban greenery.
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Wooded section of the trail between Route 441 and Paxton Street.
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Heading north from the Five Senses Garden, toward Paxton Street.
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Five Senses Garden, located just north of Route 441 near the Harrisburg Mall.
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Cyclist riding through the woods on the south side of Harrisburg.
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Look closely, and you can see some trail art here.
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Approaching the Five Senses Garden off Route 441 near the Dauphin County Prison and Harrisburg Mall.
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Going through the forests on the south end of Harrisburg. This is one of the most user-friendly sections of the greenbelt. Taken July 2012.
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The wooded sections of the trail on the south and east sides of the city are great for birdwatching. This sign helps watchers identify which birds they are observing. Taken July 2012.
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Lush woodlands dominate the landscape on the south side of Harrisburg.
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The trail follows the now-closed City Park Drive across the city's south side from Paxton Street to Route 230. This width allows users to pass one another in each direction without disrupting one another.
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The trail briefly parallels Route 441 before turning west toward 19th Street.
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Trail crossing Route 441 on southeast side of city near Harrisburg Mall and Dauphin County Prison. Taken July 2012.
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The upper branch of the trail passes through some nice park areas near the Susquehanna River.
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Cityscape in southwest Harrisburg
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The grave of city founder John Harris is in this small cemetary near the river.
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Celebrating Irish pride on St. Patrick's Day!
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Geese are a common site along the river.
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Lower branch of the greenbelt, passing under the Market St. Bridge. Taken St. Patrick's Day, March 2012.
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View of the I-83 bridge across the Susquehanna River. Taken from the lower branch of the Capital Area Greenbelt.
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Notice the daffodills near the top of the bank. This was taken on St. Patrick's Day 2012! The weather felt more like April or May!
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Another view of the garden between the I-83 bridge and Penn DOT building. Taken March 2012.
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Gardens between the I-83 Bridge and the Penn DOT building.
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Another one of the small parks that line the trail. This one, Phoenix Park, is situated on the east bank of the Susquehanna River just south of the Penn DOT building.
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Winding through the weeded areas just east of the Amtrack lines. The Penn DOT building can be seen on the left in the distance. Taken March 2012.
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Another view of the trestle.
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The trail passes under this railroad trestle on the city's south end. A smaller railroad bridge in the foreground was modified for trail use and what appears to be the abuttment of a long since dismantled bridge can be seen just to the right.
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Greenbelt sign near the south end of Harrisburg. Taken March 2012.
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Norfolk Southern freight trains are a common site on sections of the trail in the southwestern corner of the city.
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One of the myriad pocket parks along the trail. This one is located off Route 230 near the south end of Harrisburg.
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More springtime blossoms off the trail on the city's south end. Taken March 2012.
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Use care when crossing Route 230 between the south end of Harrisburg and Steelton. This is a VERY BUSY road and there are no signals to alert motorists!
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Passing through lush woods on the city's south end.
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Stone bridge located east of Route 230.
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The surface changes to asphalt just east of Route 230. The trail retains this nature and passes through wooded, park-like landscapes east to the Harrisburg Mall.
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The trail goes through wooded areas on the city's south side, just west of Route 230
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Springtime blossoms in late March 2012. Taken near the south end of the city, west of Route 230.
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This abandoned road bridge was adapted to trail use, providing a safe means of crossing the Amtrack lines.
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The trail winds through some empty lots on the east side of the Amtrack lines near the Penn DOT building. Despite the area's overgrown, blighted appearance, this is a good area to watch the trains and enjoy nature.
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Looking north towards the city from the bridge across the Amtrack lines.
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Crossing the Amtrack lines near the Penn DOT building
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Crossing over the Amtrack line, east of the Penn DOT building.
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The trail crosses the Amtrack lines just east of the Penn DOT building. You can often see the trains whizzing by.
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Railroad bridge behind PennDOT building
Uploaded: 8/14/2011
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Tunnel under Cameron Street in front of Farm Show Complex
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Alternate route around Wildwood Lake.
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The surface can be a bit rough along the lower river path.
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Lower path below Front Street, right along the Susquehanna River
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Pennsyvania State Farm Show complex
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Black-crested Night Heron in the canal along Wildwood Lake
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Wildwood Nature Park entrance
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Wildwood Lake from the canal
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Gravestone of John Harris namesake of Harrisburg.
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Entering Harrisburg Area Community College campus.
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Green Heron in the Wildwood Lake canal
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Study in the perspective of perspective...
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Peace Garden sculpture art along Front Street
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Artwork along Front Street in Harrisburg
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Near East Harrisburg Cemetery
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Canada Geese gather under a bridge on the Susquehanna.
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The Walnut Street bridge is not open to vehicles.
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Six bridges cross the Susquehanna at Harrisburg.
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One of the many places to ride the lower trail along the Susquehanna River.
Uploaded: 8/14/2011
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Random piece of glazed ceramic art on the HACC campus
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5 Senses section if the Greenbelt
Uploaded: 6/10/2009
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In the Five Senses Garden of the Greenbelt
Uploaded: 5/10/2009
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