Join Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster at 9 am on Sunday, June 4, 2023, for a Water Week adventure as we journey back in time on a guided history hike along the Northwest River Trail. Participants will explore a portion of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal route between the Falmouth Boat Launch and Prescot Road, as well as visit Lancaster Conservancy’s Falmouth Forest Garden at Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve in between.
For those looking to super-size their adventure and able to navigate unlevel terrain, we will explore (river levels permitting) the unique geologic features of the nearby 750,000 years old Conewago Falls potholes afterward.
What to expect
Unlike the Tunnels of Enola adventure, this is considerably less strenuous. This relatively easy hike is approximately 3 miles round trip, excluding the (optional) Conewago Potholes excursion at the end. A majority of the hike is along a mostly level, paved terrain. We will leave the trail several times to explore the canal and locks. This will involve uneven, possibly muddy ground.
Dress for the weather. There is a high possibility of wet feet as we explore the rock formations of the Conewago Potholes. Packing something to drink and a snack isn’t a bad idea, either.
Will run rain or shine. Severe weather cancellations will be made on-site.
I will have some Uncharted Lancaster swag, such as stickers, magnets, lapel pins, and 3″ patches for participants to choose from as souvenirs.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lancaster Conservancy to support its mission of saving nature.
Lancaster Water Week
Lancaster Water Week is an annual celebration of the 1,400 miles of waterways in Lancaster County, PA! Sign up for multiple events June 2-10 as we paddle, explore, volunteer, learn, and take action as a community to protect our streams and rivers for the future! Learn more: www.lancasterwaterweek.org.
You are headed to the Falmouth Boat Launch at 111 Collins Rd, Bainbridge, PA 17502. Here are the GPS coordinates: 40.119067, -76.708753 and a Google maps link with the GPS coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/Q5s4fsjVT3z2BLn27
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