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Nearly a mile in length, the Canning House Run Trail extends from the entrance to the Perryville boat ramp south along the west side of Roundhouse Drive to the historic Rodgers Tavern at the intersection with Broad Street.
Paved with asphalt, the trail's level surface makes it ideal for use by cyclists, walkers, parents pushing little ones in strollers and the handicapped. Despite its short length, the trail provides a memorable experience to users, who are treated to scenic views of the Susquehanna River, the engineering marvel of the Hatem Bridge, which carries Route 40 over the trail and adjacent neighborhoods on the west side of town prior to crossing the river, and passes Ice House and Lower Ferry parks. Rodgers Tavern, an old stone building located near the trail's southern terminus, was originally constructed in the 18th century and served as a tavern and inn until 1886. Today, it houses a museum and the offices of the Perryville Chamber of Commerce.
The trail is also part of the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway and will eventually be part of a larger network of trails that town officials plan to construct. Trail users desiring a longer cycling or walking experience can already follow Broad Street under the Amtrack trestle and use a series of sidewalks and access roads in the Perry Point VA Medical Center to reach Perryville Community Park. Officials eventually hope to build an offroad Loop Trail that will encircle both of these sites, and are also studying the possibility of extending the Canning House Run Trail north to Frenchtown and Port Deposit.
Parking is available at Rodgers Tavern at the trail's southern terminus and along local streets.
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