Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cycling the NW Lancaster River Trail

Located along the Susquehanna River 
on the western edge of Lancaster County 
is a paved multi-use trail. 

View from Koser Park

The trail extends 14 miles 
between the river to the west
and the river towns of 
Falmouth, Bainbridge, Marietta and Columbia
to the east. 

White Cliffs of Conoy

These cute towns are accessible from the trail. 
Look for the signposts that indicate 
the businesses in town. 
Columbia is the largest of the towns and appeared 
to be the busiest ,
so finding parking may be easier at another access point.  
We accessed the trail at Falmouth and rode south to Columbia. 

East Donegal Riverfront Park

Columbia offers a River Park 
as a half-way point destination. 
There are restrooms, tables and seating. 
We packed a lunch and ate at the park. 
Directly across the street is a 
take out stop if you'd rather not pack food. 

As you can see the trail is very scenic.

Chickies Rock Park

Columbia Wrightsville Bridge

Our lunch seats in Columbia.

After cycling we drove to Chickies Rock Overlook 
where we saw the train in the photo below. 

From Chickies Rock Overlook

From there we went to Weaver's Orchard 
and saw the typical Lancaster scenes on the way. 

Lancaster, PA

I highly recommend this ride! 
A good trail, great views, 
interesting towns to ride around...
and can easily do over 30 miles.

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Click here for a downloadable trail map.