Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Pennsylvania


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The trail's close proximity to the Norfolk Southern rail lines means that RR enthusiasts will enjoy using it to view the trains.
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This Norfolk Southern freight train came rumbling by after I emerged from the southern portal of Point Rock Tunnel. Taken Aug. 2016.
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Point Rock Tunnel southern portal.
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Approaching Route 441 on the north end of Columbia.
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Section of trail in Columbia's north side.
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Looking north along the trail from under the Wright's Ferry Bridge.
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The trail passes under the Wright's Ferry Bridge, which carries Route 30 over it, the Norfolk Southern RR and Susquehanna River on Columbia's north end.
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Closeup of the stone ruin along the trail north of Columbia.
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Another relic from the days when several tracks served numerous long-gone industries, this old catenary pole can be seen on the north end of Columbia.
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Looking out the southern portal of the Point Rock Tunnel, one of several highlights on the newly completed southern section of the trail. Taken Aug. 2016.
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Passing through Point Rock Tunnel. Located just north of Columbia in Chickies Rock County Park, this historical gem is hidden no more, thanks to the trail. Taken Aug. 2016.
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These trees form a natural arch over the trail in Chickies Rock County Park. Taken Aug. 2016.
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This stone wall was once part of the Henry Clay Furnace, a once-bustling ironworks in Chickies Rock County Park.
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Believe it or not, the wooded floodplain just south of Chickies Rock was once the site of numerous factories and rail and canal terminals. Today, ruins like these, which can be seen through the trees off the trail, are all that remain.
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Sheer face of Chickies Rock, seen in the late summer sun. Taken Aug. 2016.
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Passing the Norfolk Southern rail lines at the foot of Chickies Rock.
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The entire section of trail from Furnace Road south to Marietta is now paved! Taken Aug. 2016.
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Northwest Trail in Marietta, was an spectacular trail. We cant wait to go back next weekend and explore more of it. We are fascinated with this place. I want to spread the word to motivate people to go and exercise and enjoy nature at the same time!
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The trail crosses three active Norfolk Southern RR tracks immediately east of Columbia's River Park. Caution should be exercised here; stop, look and listen and do not stop on the tracks.
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Looking south, with the flag and Shocks Mill Trestle visible in the background.
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This flag decorates the trail as it enters the woods north of the Shocks Mill Trestle.
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These free binoculurs allow trail users to get a view of an eagles' nest in southern Conoy Township.
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This farm is off the trail in southern Conoy Township.
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The smokestack from the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator can be seen from the trail in southern Conoy Township.
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Sun shining through the trees behind a fallen tree in Conoy Township.
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The trail is tree-lined and shaded through most of Conoy Township.
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The portion of the trail from the Shocks Mill Trestle to the limestone cliffs is now paved. Taken Aug. 2015.
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This rustic, wooden bench is situated just north of the Shocks Mill Trestle.
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Northern end of the concrete section of the trail that passes under Shocks Mill Trestle.
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This small stream flows into the Susquehanna River just north of the Shocks Mill Trestle.
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The intricate stone masonry of Shocks Mill Trestle can be easily seen from the point where the trail passes beneath.
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Concrete section of the trail that passes under Shocks Mill Trestle. If you're lucky, you can watch a freight train rumbling overhead on the active, Norfolk Southern rail line.
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After passing through sun-drenched fields, the lush woods near the Shocks Mill Trestle bring welcome shade.
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Late afternoon sun shining through the trees near Shocks Mill Trestle; taken Aug. 2015.
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Passing between cornfields near Shocks Mill Trestle in Aug. 2015.
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These beautiful wildflowers were in bloom along the trail near the Shocks Mill Trestle in late summer 2015.
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Relfective waters of the Susquehanna River; taken at Rverfront Park northwest of Marietta.
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Railroad Underpass at Shock's Mill Bridge
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Shock's Mill Bridge underpass
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Another example of the beautiful skies seen on many occasions this past summer at the Furnace Road trailhead.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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Another twilight shot at the Furnace Road/Chickies Rock County Park trailhead.
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Twilight photo at the trailhead off Furnace Road southeast of Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Trailhead off Furnace Road in the day use section of Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2015.
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Sun setting along the Furnace Road concurrency segment in early summer. Taken June 2015.
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Dusk, as seen from the trail just east of Marietta near the old ironworks office building. Taken June 2015.
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Looking northwest up the 1500-foot concurrency with Furnace Road, toward the trailhead southeast of Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Point where the section of the trail that crosses Chickies Rock County Park meets Furnace Road. The spaces pictured here are for handicapped use only. All other trail users must park in the trailhead about 1500 feet northwest of here off Furnace Road.
Uploaded: 8/22/2015
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This tuxedo cat was walking around in the brush off the trail between Furnace Road and the Chiques Creek bridge. It presumably lives in one of the nearby homes. Taken June 2015.
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Sun setting through the trees on the section between Chickies Rock and the Chiques Creek bridge. Taken June 2015.
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Another photo of the ties from a long-abandoned railroad in Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2015.
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Dusk along the trail in Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2015.
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Summertime skies in early evening along the trail near Chickies Rock. Taken June 2015.
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Chickies Rock; one of the major attractions on the southern portion of the trail that will connect to Columbia this fall. Taken June 2015.
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A relic of the time when the area was home to a number of heavy industries, old RR ties can still be seen embedded in the dirt alongside the trail in parts of Chickies Rock County Park.
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Another view of the base of Chickies Rock, as seen through the woods in early summer. Taken June 2015.
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Part of the base of Chickies Rock. Taken June 2015.
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New branch path extending from the trail along the foot of Chickies Rock.
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Family enjoying an evening hike on the trail in Chickies Rock County Park.
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View looking downstream on Chiques Creek from the trail bridge. The arches of the RR bridge over the creek can be seen in the distance.
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Another sign informing trail users how the can contribute to efforts to fund the restoration of the old farmhouse north of the Chiques Creek bridge.
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Sign at the tube and bike rental business encouraging trail users to donate to a fundraising effort aimed at restoring the nearby historic farmhouse between Furnace Road and Chiques Creek. Taken June 2015.
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Bike and tube rental business off the trail on its concurrency with Furnace Road southeast of Marietta.
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Reflector-topped posts separate the 'trail' segment of Furnace Road from the official road southeast of Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Furnace Road proper (on left) and the designated 'trail' section (on right), southeast of Marietta.
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Passing a residential area on the concurrency with Furnace Road southeast of Marietta.
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Trail users hiking along the concurrency with Furnace Road near the Chickies Rock County Park day use area. Taken July 2015.
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The trail runs along the shoulder of Furnace Road for about 1500 feet between the trailhead southeast of Marietta and the segment that heads south across Chiques Creek into Chickies Rock County Park.
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Sign directing motorists onto the new trailhead in the Chickies Rock County Park's day use area off Furnace Road. Taken June 2015.
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Crosswalk on Furnace Road at the new trailhead in the Chickies Rock County Park's day use area southeast of Marietta.
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Looking west toward the old iron works offices in the day use section of Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2015.
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Crossing the day use area of Chickies Rock County Park off Furnace Road. Taken June 2015.
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New section of the trail paralleling Furnace Road between Marietta and Chickies Rock County Park.
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Restored office of the long-vanished Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace is another attraction along the trail east of Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Look closely at the ruins behind the picnic tables; they were old abutments for a trolley line that once ran from here to the summit of Chickies Rock. Taken June 2015.
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Picnic area at the ruins of the old trolley station just east of Marietta.
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Ruins of an old trolley station and the Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace can be seen west of the trail east of Marietta.
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Early summer dusk at the restored office of the old Mussleman-Vesta Iron Furnace on the east end of Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Another view of the rowhomes.
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Entering a very brief, on-road section at the rowhomes on Marietta's east end.
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Landscaping enhances the beauty along the trail at the rowhomes on Marietta's east end. Taken June 2015.
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Immediately west of the rowhomes in Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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'Green tunnel' effect east of Front Street in Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Passing lush, shaded yards in Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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Passing through the trees on the east end of Marietta.
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New section of trail that connects Chickies Rock County Park to Marietta's east end. Taken next to the rowhouses, June 2015.
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The trail will be a great asset for the people who live in the rowhomes on Marietta's east end. Taken June 2015.
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Passing the rowhomes on Marietta's east end.
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Passing the quaint, historic row homes on Marietta's east end. Likely built for workers who were originally employed by long-vanished industries that once dominated the area's economy, the row homes look like something from England or Europe.
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Another short on-street concurrency near the row homes on Marietta's east end.
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Looking west on Front Street in Marietta. Trail users must use the streets while passing through town. Sidewalks are available for foot traffic and the light use makes cycling relatively safe. Nonetheless, caution is advised. Taken June 2015.
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Newly completed section extending from the east end of Marietta south toward Chickies Rock County Park. The extension to Columbia should be finished later this fall. Taken June 2015.
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The trail now connects to both ends of Marietta, though the route is poorly signed through the borough and a planned bypass has not yet been built. This photo depicts Front St. on the town's east side, with the trail branching off in the distance.
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Mouth of the Conoy Creek at the Susquehanna River at dusk. Taken May 2015.
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View of the old stone canal berm that once served as a breakwater at the mouth of the Conoy Creek to the Susquehanna River.
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Hikers using the trail near the bridge over Conoy Creek. Taken May 2015.
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Looking south across the bridge over Conoy Creek.
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Hikers enjoying the trail south of Bainbridge on a warm, spring evening. Taken May 2015.
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Crossing the Conoy Creek. Taken May 2015.
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Looking north at the bridge over Conoy Creek.
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Approaching the bridge over Conoy Creek south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Dusk along the trail in springtime. Taken May 2015.
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Straight, flat and paved, the section of the trail in southern Conoy Twp. is state-of-the-art.
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Looking north along the trail in southern Conoy Twp. The rail line and ruins of the old quarry operations can be seen to the right. Taken May 2015.
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Looking south from the limestone bluffs in Conoy Twp.
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Another springtime sunset photo on the Susquehanna River. Taken May 2015.
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Springtime sunset at the limestone bluffs along the Susquehanna River. Taken May 2015.
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In addition to the river, the Limestone Bluffs are also a good location for viewing the trail, rail line and ruins in southern Conoy Twp. Taken May 2015.
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Another panoramic view of the Susquehanna River, as seen from the Limestone Bluffs.
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Susquehanna River and York County riverbank, visible from the Limestone Formations south of Bainbridge.
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Limestone mound. Taken May 2015.
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Another scene among the bluffs.
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Posted along one of the access paths that extends to the formations from the trail, this sign reminds visitors to use caution: some slopes are steep and plunge into the river, while others can easily crumble.
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Near the southern end of the bluffs.
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Safety fencing prevents visitors from getting too close to the edges of the limestone bluffs off the trail south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Cool shadow shot taken at dusk at the limestone formations off the trail in southern Conoy Township. Taken May 2015.
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Limestone bluffs at dusk.
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The limestone formation is so white, it reflects the sun, seen here at dusk. The stack to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator can be seen in the background. Taken May 2015.
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Susquehanna River, as seen from a limstone bluff between Bainbridge and the Shock's Mill Trestle. Taken May 2015.
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The limestone formation sticks out like a sore thumb amid the lush forests and waters of the Susquehanna and its banks; a mini-desert in south-central Pennsylvania.
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View east, from the limestone formations toward the trail, rail line and ruins. Taken May 2015.
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Though not as well-known as the Dover chalk cliffs of England, these limestone formations along the Susquehanna River in Conoy Twp. are a sight to behold. Once remote, the formations are now accessible to the public thanks to the trail.
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Branch path leading from the trail to the limestone formations along the Susquehanna River south of Bainbridge.
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Ruins of the old quarry town and infrastructure off the trail in southern Conoy Township.
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More old ruins south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Formed from an old quarry, this lake is across the RR tracks from the trail south of Bainbridge and is currently used by a scuba diving school. Taken May 2015.
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Trail paralleling the RR between Bainbridge and the Shocks Mill Trestle.
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Ruins of old industries and a town that once supported a local quarry can be seen off the trail south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Interpretive sign describing the famous scientist who lived in the Haldeman Mansion back in the 19th century.
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Haldeman Mansion, as seen from the trail south of the Conoy Creek bridge. A private residence situated across the RR tracks, the historical home is inaccessible to trail users, but can be viewed from a small observation mound.
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Trail users, including a couple with a young child, enjoy the trail south of Bainbridge on a warm, spring evening.
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Old wall along the Susquehanna River at the mouth of Conoy Creek; it was probably part of the berm that separated the canal from the river.
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Railroad arch bridge across Conoy Creek south of Bainbridge. Notice the reflective quality of the water. Taken May 2015.
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Old, stone masonry visible south of Bainbridge.
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Interpretive signage is a new feature on the trail as of 2015; this sign describing the region's Native American heritage is south of Bainbridge.
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Dandelion patch by the trail in the woods south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Family riding down the trail south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Rail with trail south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Cyclists heading down the trail south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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The trail parallels active, Norfolk Southern freight lines for much of its length. This photo was taken south of Bainbridge on a warm, spring evening in May 2015.
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Ivy-covered rock south of Bainbridge.
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Lush, springtime forest south of Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Heading south on the paved, multi-use section in Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Newspaper clipping on the limestone cliffs located off the trail south of Bainbridge, included in the information in a new kiosk at the Koser Park trailhead.
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Looking north along the trail at Koser Park in Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Sign welcoming guests to Koser Park, which also serves as a trailhead in Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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Pavilion in the refurbished Koser Park off the trail in Bainbridge. Taken May 2015.
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New section of trail that connects Marietta's east end to the Furnace Road trailhead. The town's sewage treatment plant can be seen on the right. Taken June 2015.
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New section of trail connecting the Furnace Road trailhead to Front Street in Marietta. Taken June 2015.
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River Front park at trail end in Bainbridge -- cold winter's day!
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Approaching the Shock's Mill Trestle from the north. Conoy Twp. still hasn't paved their portion of the trail, but this is expected to change by next summer. Taken Dec. 2014.
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The trail is very popular, even in winter. Taken Dec. 2014.
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This insignia, which can be seen in a new kiosk just west of Riverfront Park, acknowledges that Boy Scouts have contributed to the trail's development for Eagle Scout projects. Taken Dec. 2014.
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Several portions of the trail, including the 'Susquehanna Heritage' section in Chickies Rock County Park, closely parallel active Norfolk Southern lines in 'rail with trail' arrangements, giving users the opportunity to observe passing freight trains.
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This Norfolk Southern train, with retro-historical designs to its lettering, passed by the trail at the foot of Chickies Rock. Taken Sept. 2014.
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Looking through the woods in Chickies Rock County Park. Taken Sept. 2014.
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Thanks to the newly constructed bridge over Chiques Creek, trail users now have the opportunity to pass at the foot of mighty Chickies Rock.
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Chickies Rock is a mecca for rock climbers.
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These picnic tables are a new trail amenity, located just north of the Chiques Creek bridge. Taken Sept. 2014.
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Trail users can buy cold drinks, snacks or, if they plan to go fishing, bait, from this open-air business off Furnace Road just south of Marietta in the warmer months of the year. Taken Sept. 2014.
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Official trailhead to the portion that extends from Furnace Road south into Chickies Rock County Park; it is located about 1500 feet northwest of the point where the new trail segment currently begins. Taken Sept. 2014.
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The trail briefly turns to concrete on the section at Shock's Mill Trestle; this newly completed portion offers great views of the Susquehanna River, and, if you arrive at the right time, you can see freight trains passing on the bridge overhead.
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Cyclist heading south on the newly completed portion at the Shock's Mill Trestle, taken Dec. 2014.
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Shock's Mill Trestle, as seen from the north side.
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Looking north from beneath the trestle; the stack to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator can be seen in the distance. Taken Dec. 2014.
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Rushing water on the Susquehanna River directly beneath the Shock's Mill Trestle. Taken Dec. 2014.
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This shelter was built directly under the arch that the trail passes through to protect users from debris that might be kicked up by trains passing overhead.
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Scene on an unusually warm, early winter day. Taken Dec. 2014.
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Hiking the trail on an unusually warm winter day; taken Dec. 2014.
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Wetlands in winter; this photo was taken off the trail about a half-mile west of E. Donegal Twp.'s Riverfront Park in Dec. 2014.
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Until a couple months ago, the trail suddenly dead-ended at this spot about a mile west of Riverfront Park in E. Donegal Twp. Getting around the gap required taking a lengthy detour on busy Route 441. Now, users can travel all the way to Bainbridge.
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New section of the trail approaching Shock's Mill Trestle; taken Dec. 2014.
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The trail now passes under Shock's Mill Trestle, providing a continuous connection between Marietta and Bainbridge, and the opportunity to observe freight trains rumbling overhead.
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Winding through the woods just south of Shock's Mill Trestle. Taken Dec. 2014.
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New bench on the section west of Riverfront Park. Taken Dec. 2014.
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Look closely, and you can see a freight train in the distance. Taken Dec. 2014.
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White Cliffs made from limestone dust -- what a sight!
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We should have brought hot chocolate!
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Three Mile Island reflecting in the Susquehanna River.
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Riding to the White Cliffs -- fun cold day!
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View of the new trail bridge over Chiques Creek, taken just downstream. Taken June 2014.
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This couple was enjoying an early summer stroll with their dogs on the new bridge over Chiques Creek. Taken June 2014.
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Couple enjoying the newly completed section of the trail that extends from Furnace Road south into Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2014.
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Approaching Furnace Road, with the historic, colonial-era home on the right.
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Photo of Chiques Creek with the lowhead dam on the right and the new trail bridge on the left. Taken June 2014.
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View of the new Chiques Creek bridge from the side. The restored abutments were originally part of an earlier bridge that carried a now long-defunct trolley line across the creek.
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Approaching the new bridge over Chiques Creek from Chickies Rock County Park to the south. Taken June 2014.
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Entering the lush woodlands of Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2014.
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Another view of the lowhead dam, with the Route 441 bridge over Chiques Creek visible behind the trees.
Uploaded: 9/26/2014
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Cyclist heading into the woods in Chickies Rock County Park after crossing Chiques Creek on the new trail bridge. Taken June 2014.
Uploaded: 9/26/2014
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Looking downstream on Chiques Creek from the new trail bridge. The bridge in the distance carries the active Norfolk Southern freight lines, with the Susquehanna River immediately beyond it.
Uploaded: 9/24/2014
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This lowhead dam is located on Chiques Creek immediately upstream from the new trail bridge. Taken June 2014.
Uploaded: 9/24/2014
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Plaque on the side of the new bridge over Chiques Creek, listing the Lancaster County commissioners and engineer.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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View across the new Chiques Creek trail bridge, which was partly built from the ruins of an earlier span used by a (long-defunct) trolley line. Taken June 2014.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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Sign at the northern approach to the new bridge across Chiques Creek. Taken June 2014.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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This house, which is located off the new section of the trail southeast of Marietta, dates to the Colonial Era and was built by one of the first European settlers to arrive in the area.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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Looking south on one of two newly completed segments of the trail. This section extends from Furnace Road south of Marietta across Chiques Creek into a section of Chickies Rock County Park that was previously difficult to reach.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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Sign acknowledging organizations that helped fund the new bridge that was recently completed across Chiques Creek between Marietta and Chickies Rock County Park. Taken June 2014.
Uploaded: 9/23/2014
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Conoy Trail--- Rocks and roots!!
Uploaded: 9/12/2014
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Typical part of the trail
Uploaded: 7/12/2014
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Uploaded: 6/23/2014
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Uploaded: 6/23/2014
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Uploaded: 6/23/2014
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Uploaded: 6/23/2014
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Uploaded: 6/23/2014
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Uploaded: 6/1/2014
Lat: 40.07922 Long: -76.66174
Along the path, one of the benches has this view of the Schuylkill River.
Uploaded: 5/25/2014
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The trail crosses streams at several points. This spot features a nice bridge.
Uploaded: 5/19/2014
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This is one of several benches along the trail that offer a nice place to take a rest or just sit and 'people watch'.
Uploaded: 5/19/2014
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One biker said it was about 10'-12' deep so we didn't try it on our Trikkes.
Uploaded: 5/18/2014
Lat: 40.05723 Long: -76.59758
Wetlands just east of the Prescott Road trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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The top sign on this pole indicates that this is the 'Conoy Canal Trail.' It definitely needs to be replaced. The handmade signs below it point south to Bainbridge and north to Kings Road. Taken at the Prescott Road trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Looking north on the trail from the Prescott Road trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Sun shining through the trees on a fall evening at the Prescott Road trailhead. Taken October 2012.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Trailhead off Prescott Road. The trail itself goes along the east side of the primitive, unmarked parking lot.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Look closely, and you can see a freight train on the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks located across the river. This photo was taken in October 2012 at the Falmouth boat access and park.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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The trail is sometimes hard to make out at the undeveloped park off Prescott Road, situated about midway between Falmouth and Bainbridge.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Park and boat access at Falmouth. The trail begins in the woods between here and the railroad crossing.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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After a steep, but short dip at the southwest corner of the restored lock, the trail heads south through the woods toward Bainbridge.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Looking south along the boatway on the east side of the restored lock near Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Southern end of the restored lock near Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Wooden footbridge across the western boatway of the restored lock near Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Central plaza with benches at the restored lock in Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Another view of the old canal lock in Falmouth, looking north from an observation bridge.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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One of two old boatways through the lock at Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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The main attraction of this section of the trail is this restored canal lock, located immediately south of the Falmouth park.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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View south down the trail from the north end at the access road to the park in Falmouth.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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If you look closely through the trees, you can see the Brunner Island Smokestack. This photo was taken at the park in Falmouth that serves as the trail's northern terminus.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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Looking south down the river from the small park and boating access at Falmouth. This park is also the current northern terminus of the trail.
Uploaded: 10/25/2012
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New kiosk at the trailhead off Vinegar Ferry Road near Riverfront Park features a map of both the completed and proposed sections of the trail, as well as local environmental and nature-related literature.
Uploaded: 9/12/2012
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This house in Bainbridge is an interesting landmark on the trail. Taken June 2012.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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One of the many breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River that can be found along the trail.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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The sun returns as the trail cuts across the right-of-way for another powerline.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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One of the longer footbridges. Taken June 2012.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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This vegetation-covered boulder was one of the many interesting sites on the trail.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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One of the several wooden footbridges that carries the trail across several small streams.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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View of the powerlines that carry electrcity generated from local power plants to customers as far away as New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Taken June 2012.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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Heading through the woods north of Bainbridge. At this point, the trail is barely more than a narrow path cutting through the forest.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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The trail enters lush forests a short distance north of Bainbridge. The cool shade that these trees provide is welcome on warm late spring and summer days. Taken June 2012.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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Log cabin across the railroad tracks from the trail on the north end of Bainbridge. Taken June 2012.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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Another view of the towpath wall in Bainbridge. The ditch on the left, between the trail and railroad tracks, was once deeper and contained the canal.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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In addition to being constructed on the towpath of an abandoned canal (now little more than a ditch) for most of its route, the trail also closely parallels a more recently constructed active rail line, technically making it a 'rail with a trail.'
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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Lookking north on the trail at American Legion Park. The trail doubles as an access road to the river at this point.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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The southern trailhead at American Legion Park in Bainbridge. Small flags line the first couple hundred feet or so of the trail.
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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View of the Susquehanna River from the park in Bainbridge that serves as the trail's current southern terminus (plans call for the 'Charles Greenway' section of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to be extended north to here in the near future)
Uploaded: 6/28/2012
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Another cyclist enjoying the trail near the Shock's Mill Trestle
Uploaded: 9/9/2011
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I encountered this couple enjoying the trail with their cycles.
Uploaded: 9/9/2011
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The Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator can be seen on the horizon west of Riverfront Park
Uploaded: 9/9/2011
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The trail runs through cornfields between Riverfront Park and Shock's Mill Trestle
Uploaded: 9/9/2011
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Start of the newest section of the trail, which starts in Riverfront Park and goes almost to the Shock's Mill Trestle. This was taken at the west end of Riverfront Park.
Uploaded: 9/9/2011
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Uploaded: 12/1/2010
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North of the southern terminus in Bainbridge
Uploaded: 9/30/2010
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Conoy Canal Trail
Uploaded: 8/8/2010
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Springtime sunset, May 2010
Uploaded: 7/15/2010
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At the bridge over a small stream, approx. halfway down the trail
Uploaded: 7/15/2010
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Curving towards the woods, May 2010
Uploaded: 7/15/2010
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Looking out over a field near Riverfront Park, East Donegal Township
Uploaded: 7/15/2010
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Northwest Lancaster River Trail, passing through farmers' fields near Riverfront Park, East Donegal Township
Uploaded: 7/14/2010
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Uploaded: 12/2/2009
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#3 Nov 2009
Uploaded: 12/2/2009
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river view from the trail Nov 2009
Uploaded: 12/2/2009
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#2 Nov 2009
Uploaded: 12/2/2009
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November 2009
Uploaded: 12/2/2009
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