Elizabethtown Connector Trail


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Elizabethtown Connector Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Lancaster
Length: 0.3 miles
Trail end points: Wilson Ave. (Amtrack Train Station) and Market St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8641087

Elizabethtown Connector Trail Description

The first section of the Elizabethtown Connector Trail officially opened in May 2015. Although just shy of a mile this trail provides such beautiful scenery that you'll feel like you could stay forever. This paved, multi-use trail begins off Wilson Avenue across from the train station on the borough's west side. It then zigzags behind light industrial properties and mini-storage facilities, crossing a bridge over Conoy Creek. East of Conoy Creek, the trail passes athletic fields and the borough's skate park to Peace Avenue.

From here, the trail follows side streets to a point just south of the Elizabethtown Library. Fortunately, these are lightly used side streets and the trail segment is designated by brick pavement and "zebra stripes." The trail then passes between buildings, coming out at Market Street about a block south of the town square. There is a possibility that the trail will be extended further east, through Elizabethtown Park to the high school, with a branch to Elizabethtown College. Hopefully, it will eventually be extended beyond the borough to connect with the Conewago Recreation Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the train station off Wilson Ave., off Brown Street, Peace Ave. and immediately east of Market St.

Elizabethtown Connector Trail Reviews

safely connects town with Amtrak Station

Nice trail on smooth surface that connects downtown with the Amtrak Station and with Wisk Cafe. Also connects micro brewery Moo Duck on Brown St with the downtown brewery Funks.

Runner & live close by to this trail..

i have to totally Disagree with the first review . The trail from train station to Masonic is not for walkers only . i am a marathon runner & when training i run this Trail All the time! Great hills & paths to follow . Depending on what time you are out i Always see people . No bikes on trail because of walkers & runners . Very well maintained ..

Keep on going west to Masonic Village!

From the train station, Pass under the tracks following the passage to the train platforms and on to the grounds of the Masonic Village retirement community. Don’t be intimidated. During daylight hours The community is open to the public. There you can enjoy biking on streets with speed limits under 20 mph or hike on miles of scenic walk only asphalt paths. The hills are very challenging. Head toward the farm market on Eden View Dr. This May be the highest elevation in Lancaster County and you can enjoy views for miles.

Nothing special

I started by looking at the map on the satellite view and saw what looked like a continuation of the trail. It did go a little further, to the Amtrack station, but the trails through the Masonic Village were for walkers only. The sad thing was that we saw almost no one walking on the paths. The trail was not hard to follow but it had no signage, just followed the painted road crossing marks. Also you have to pay to park in the lot at the beginning of the trail. What little trail there is was well maintained. Not great for biking.

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