Butterfly Acres Trail

Pennsylvania

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Butterfly Acres Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Lancaster
Length: 0.5 miles
Trail end points: E. Sixth Street, Lititz and English Ivy Drive, Warwick Twp.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9680186
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Butterfly Acres Trail Description

Situated near the south end of Lititz borough, the half-mile long Butterfly Acres Park Trail follows a restored wetland and small stream, connecting two neighborhoods. A smaller segment, which is currently not directly connected to the rest, extends from Kissel Hill Road east to English Ivy Drive in a newly built subdivision in Warwick Township.

In addition to connecting two neighborhoods, the paved, multi-use trail provides passive recreation opportunities through an island of green space. Birds, small mammals and frogs can often be seen or heard along the trail, and the butterflies that give it its name frequently fly around the vegetation. A wooden footbridge carries the trail across the wetlands roughly halfway between Sixth and Locust streets, and a branch path extends north to Laurel Ave. Several of the homes whose backyards abbutt the trail are decoratively landscaped, adding to the trail's quaintness.

Long-range plans anticipate the trail eventually being extended further northeast to the Warwick Township Municipal Campus, where it will connect to the Lititz-Warwick Trailway and Warwick-Ephrata Rail Trail. It will also be indirectly linked to the Heart of Lancaster hospital and subdivisions in southwest Warwick Township once a greenway connection is completed from Sixth Street south along Spruce Street and Highlands Drive.

Parking and Trail Access

There is no formal trailhead. Parking is available along Sixth Street and at the nearby Lititz Public Library.

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