2021 SCHEDULE

All listed hikes and impromptu hikes meet and carpool from the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster unless otherwise specified.  Times listed are departure times.  Plan on being there at least 15 minutes early to sign in.

Note:  We are currently observing the CDC and State COVID-19 restrictions.  We request that people wear masks the entire time: while we're gathering at Buchanan Park, at the trailhead, during the hike, and afterwards when we return to the cars.  We also request that hikers practice social distancing. Carpooling is discouraged.

February Hikes:

Sun 2/21

1:30 PM

DIY meet-up No hike leader

NW River Trail – new paved section at north-end of trail at Falmouth Boat Launch

Meet at trailhead parking lot at 1:30 PM

Address: 111 Collins Rd, Bainbridge, PA 

Directions: traveling from Lancaster take Rt. 30 West; take exit for Columbia/ Marietta and turn right on Rt 441 N (continue on Rt. 441 N for 12.9 miles); sharp left onto Collins Rd. to Falmouth Boat Launch. 

Sun 2/28

1:30 PM

DIY meet-up No hike leader

Union Canal Trail near Blue Marsh Lake

Meet at trailhead parking lot at 1:30 PM

Address: 1339 County Welfare Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Directions: Traveling from Lancaster take Rt 222 N; take Spring Ridge Drive Exit and turn left on Spring Ridge Dr; turn right on Paper Mill Rd, then turn left to stay on Paper Mill Rd; turn right on Rebers Bridge Rd; turn left on Palisades Drive (continue on Palisades for approx. 1 mile); turn left on County Welfare Rd– see parking lot on right.

MARCH HIKES

   

Sun 3/7

1:15 PM

5 moderate miles in Lancaster County Central Park

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster   

Trailhead will be at the parking lot nearest Strawberry Street Bridge entrance to the park.

Directions coming from Buchanan Park; take Lemon St to Duke St; right on Duke St; right on Chesapeake St; left on Strawberry St bridge into Lancaster County Central Park; parking lot is on the left after crossing bridge.

 

Sun 3/14

1:15 PM

5 to 6 moderate miles in Governor Dick Preserve and SGL 145

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster   

Trailhead at Governor Dick Environmental Center, Address: 3283 Pinch Road, Manheim, PA. Directions: 72 N through Manheim and continue 4.5 miles from the center of Manheim (intersection of Main St & High St); turn left on Pinch Rd (this turn is on a curve so watch for fast traffic coming against you). Go 2.2 miles on Pinch Rd, parking lot is on right. Overflow parking is across the street.

 

Sun 3/21

1:15 PM

Approx. 5 moderate miles at Muddy Run Park.

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster

Address: 172 Bethesda Church Rd W, Holtwood, PA 17532

Directions: traveling from Lancaster take Rt 222/ 272 South keep straight to stay on 272 S/ Willow St; bear right on Rt 372 W/ Holtwood Rd; turn Left onto Bethesda Church Rd. 

 

Sun 3/28

1:15 PM

Radio Towers hike in Furnace Hills, Game Land 156

5.5 miles in PA State Game Land 156, west of Brickerville.  Moderate ...big hill at end.  

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster   

Directions to Game Lands 156 from Buchanan Park:

  • Race Avenue;

  • Left on Harrisburg Pike;

  • Right on Dillerville Rd;

  • Left on Fruitville Pike;

  • Right on Roseville Rd. (Aldi and big At Home store on left)

  • Left on Lititz Pike (Rt 501);

  • Approx 10.7 miles to Brickerville traffic light… Left on Rt. 322;

  • Approx 4 miles – Left on Horseshoe Trail (road not marked) … just before private drive/fenced in property…;

  • Follow uphill into Game Land-   1.5 miles, past towers to gravel parking lot on right.

APRIL HIKES

Sun 4/4

1:15 PM

Lancaster County Central Park

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster

Sun 4/11

1:15 PM

Cynthia Krom

845- 548-1671

Secret tunnels of Enola and Shenk's Ferry

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster 

Sun 4/18

1:15 PM

David Stoddard 717-291-9596

6.3 moderate/strenuous miles in SGL # 156 east of Cornwall. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster Trailhead: Gameland parking lot on Rexmont Rd.

Sun 4/25

1:15 PM

Approx. 5 strenuous miles on Mason-Dixon Trail north of Conowingo Dam. Hike 2.5 miles from Conowingo Dam Visitor Center to Glen Cove Marina and back. Will encounter many steep hills, but will perhaps be rewarded with eagle sightings and close encounters with horses in a field we walk through.

Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Ave, Lancaster   

Approx 30 mile drive south on routes 272 & 222 to Conowingo Dam area. Trip should take approx 50 minutes. 

Directions from Buchanan Park:

  • South on West End Ave…becomes Hershey Ave;

  • Turn onto Rt 222 South;

  • At Kendig Square, stay straight onto Rt 272;

  • After 16.4 miles 272 turns left at Nottingham/Peach Bottom Rd…   – you are now on  Rt 222 South;

  • Follow 222 South 7.8 miles to Route 1;

  • Turn right on Route 1 South and cross the Conowingo Dam;

  • Two-tenths of a mile after the end of the dam, turn right into the parking lot for the Conowingo Swimming Pool and Visitor Center;

  • Park just inside the gate on right.  We’ll be hiking North, away from the pool area.

 

ADDRESS

The Lancaster Hiking Club

PO Box 7922
Lancaster PA, 17604

 

info@lancasterhikingclub.com

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