December 11: Shenks Ferry History Hike

Join Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster on December 11, 2021, at 1 pm for a guided hike through beautiful Shenks Ferry. Together, we will explore its rolling hills and hidden hollows as you learn the area’s vibrant history.

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What to expect

This approximately 2.3-mile hike along mostly level terrain will involve crossing Grubb Run (the stream that flows through Shenks Ferry) at least twice at a moderate pace. There are a few short steep sections along the trail to navigate.

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes.

Bring drinking water.

Will run rain or shine. Severe weather cancellations will be made on site.

Plus, I will have some special Uncharted Lancaster swag such as stickers, magnets, lapel pins, and 3″ patches for participants to choose from as a souvenir.


Park and meet at the Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve parking lot located at the bottom of Green Hill Road near the Susquehanna River. Google Maps wants you to park closer to the tunnel. Be sure to drive to the bottom of the hill.


Contact if you have questions.

Here are some highlights of locations you will visit and things you will learn:

Ferry Crossing

Learn how in the early 1800s Henry Shenks operated a ferry and hotel here giving the location its name.

Death by Dynamite

Visit the site of the tragic dynamite factory explosion that killed 11 men on June 9, 1906.

Mysterious Stone Ruins

Our expedition will take us to the mysterious stone pillar that stands in the center of Grubbs Run, as well as the dark culvert at the end of the wildflower trail.

Haunted Tunnel

We will talk through the haunted of Shenks Ferry that is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman known as the “White Angel.”

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