How did ‘Heckel Stettle’ become East Petersburg?

Known initially as Heckel Stettle, the town of Petersburg eventually added East to its name for…

Side Quest: Tour the massive Culvert of Little Beaver Creek

For those brave enough to venture below Enola Low-Grade, scores of beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts…

Side Quest: Why does the Enola Low-Grade have a medieval castle turret?

This isn't a medieval castle turret overlooking the Enola Low-Grade. It's the gatehouse to a 500,000-gallon…

‘Hizzoner’ John Passmore the larger than life first mayor of Lancaster

Unwrap the unique life of ‘Hizzoner’ John Passmore. Lancaster’s eccentric and larger than life first mayor.

Side Quest: Visit this off the beaten path roadside Totem Pole

Do you need to get out of the house? Here's a social distancing activity you can…

The Lower Susquehanna that was! Enjoy this 1951 Safe Harbor / Holtwood visitor’s guide and map

Enjoy this 1951 Visitor's Guide to Safe Harbor & Holtwood plus an annotated map marking areas…

Side Quest: Side-by-Side Culverts of Lakewood Drive

For those brave enough to venture below Enola Low-Grade, scores of beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts…

Join the search for Lancaster County’s oldest tombstone

The question is simple. Where is Lancaster County’s oldest tombstone located? Finding the answer is harder…

Side Quest: Tour the Enola Low-Grade’s tunnel inside of a tunnel

For those brave enough to venture below Enola Low-Grade, scores of beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts…

Holtwood and Safe Harbor weren’t Lancaster’s only hydroelectric dams. Enter the Colemanville Water & Power Company

In 1905, Holtwood wasn’t the only hydroelectric dam being built. In the sleepy hamlet of Colemanville,…

Side Quest: Explore the 300-year-old Pequea Silver Mine

Go down in history when you explore the 300-year-old abandoned Pequea Silver Mines.

Side Quest: Safe Harbor Village Walking Tour

Explore the historic Safe Harbor Village with this 1.25 mile self-guided walking tour.

‘Colonel’ John Mead: the enigmatic ‘Gentleman Bum’ of the River Hills

The discover the mysterious life of "Colonel" John Mead, a man who spent the last 25…

Sickman’s Mill: A stone monument to a forgotten time

Sickman's Mill located along the banks of the Pequea Creek is a monument to a forgotten…

Side Quest: Discover Lock 15 of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

Hidden between the Norman Wood Bridge and Muddy Creek on the eastern edge of York County…

Side Quest: Explore York County’s Lock 13

Hidden between the Norman Wood Bridge and Muddy Creek on the eastern edge of York County…