Join Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster on March 19, 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.
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.
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.
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Here are some highlights of locations you will visit and things you will learn:
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.
We will talk through the haunted of Shenks Ferry which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman known as the “White Angel.”
Here’s the intrepid group of adventurers from the December 11, 2021, Shenks Ferry History Hike.