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Meandering 1.4 miles through the borough of Red Lion, this section of the Ma & Pa Community Greenway is called the Red Lion Trail. Following a disused railway corridor for part of its route, this pleasant community trail begins right at the center of Red Lion. The main trailhead is on Main Street by the restored MA&PA train station, which now is home to the Red Lion Historical Society. Heading southwest, the trail weaves along Hess Lane, turns slightly to follow Summit Lane, and then curves parallel to Railroad Ave towards W Maple street.
At the west end of W Maple street, the trail makes a sharp turn and heads north to connect with Vulcan Lane. Continuing northwest, the trail created a loops and eventually crosses over Mill Creek. The trail travels west along the south side of Springwood Road, passing Furlong Way and then makes another sharp turn to go north. Crossing over Springwood Road just shy of the intersection with East Locust Street and Shetland Drive, the trail briefly parallels Shetland Drive before coming to an end at Shetland Drive.
Providing access to downtown Red Lion, recreational facilities, local shopping centers, restaurants, and parks, this paved multi-use trail serves as a safe and pleasant alternative to limited sidewalks along busy roads. In addition to its functionality as a pedestrian/bike route, the trail offers opportunities for exercise and recreation while enjoying natural features of the surrounding landscape.
Additional development of the Ma & Pa Community Greenway included extending the trail approximately 12.4 miles along the former Maryland & Pennsylvania railroad corridor in six York County communities. Renovation and construction has finished on a majority of the trail with the final segments due to be finished in 2024. Starting its northern endpoint, the trail runs south from Mount Rose Avenue in Spring Garden Township to the northern boundary of Felton Borough. Along the way, the trail passes through the Townships of Spring Garden, York, Windsor and Chanceford, as well as the Boroughs of Yoe and Red Lion.
Parking is available in a lot at the east end of the trail, between Summit Lane and 1st Ave.
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