March 12 & 13: Shenks Ferry History Hikes

Update

So much for global warming! 😉 I rolled the dice on Old Man Winter being in a good mood, and it came up snake eyes. The road leading into Shenks Ferry does not receive winter maintenance, so Friday’s snow and Sunday’s forecasted freezing rain have forced me to reschedule the January 8 and 9, 2022 hikes. No one is more bummed about this than me.

The new dates will be Saturday, March 12, 2022, and Sunday, March 13, 2022. 

If that date does not work for you, email me at adam@uchartedlancaster.com for a full refund. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster on March 12, 2022, at 1 pm, OR March 13, 2022, 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.

🥾 Click here to register for the March 12 event. 🥾

🥾 Click here to register for the March 13 event. 🥾

What to expect

This approximately 2.3-mile hike along primarily level terrain will involve crossing Grubb Run (the stream that flows through Shenks Ferry) three times 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. There’s always the possibility of wet feet as we cross the stream.

Bring drinking water and a flashlight.

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.

Parking

Park and check-in at the Shenks Ferry parking lot located at the bottom of Green Hill Road (off Shenks Ferry 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.

Questions

Contact adam@unchartedlancaster.com 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.”

🥾 Click here to register for the March 12 event. 🥾

🥾 Click here to register for the March 13 event. 🥾

🥾 Click here to register for the March 12 event. 🥾

🥾 Click here to register for the March 13 event. 🥾

Here’s the intrepid group of adventurers from the December 11, 2021, Shenks Ferry History Hike.

Here’s the intrepid group of adventurers from the December 11, 2021, Shenks Ferry History Hike.

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