LiDAR scans of Conestoga Boulevard Mystery Rock

I recently upgraded to a new phone that has LiDAR capabilities. I've been eager to experiment…

Curious carvings on Conestoga Boulevard

Mystery abounds in Lancaster County, especially the closer you get to the Susquehanna. A short distance…

Slackwater Navigation Adventure

Grab your fedora and pack your paddle intrepid explorers because the Conestoga River Club and Uncharted…

Take a trip back in time with this historic canoeing guide to the Conestoga

In 1976 the Conestoga Valley Association created a detailed canoeing guide to the historic Conestoga that…

River Guide: Ranck’s Mill

Ranck's Mill was a once-prominent, but now nearly forgotten, location along the Conestoga.

Can you help unravel the mystery of this Riverview Cemetery structure?

A recent expedition along the Conestoga River near Riverview Cemetery revealed this puzzling stone structure. Can…

Map of Native American paths in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s Covered Bridges

In 1978 Lancaster County had 34 covered bridges. Today, it's 29. Here's a great map showing…

Phantom Places: Wabank House. What happened to this ‘fashionable and favorite place of summer resort’?

Built in 1855 along the banks of the Conestoga, the Wabank House was a "fashionable and…

In the News: ‘Group retraces historic fur trade portage route’ from LancasterOnline

In the News: 'Group retraces historic fur trade portage route' from LancasterOnline

River Guide: Mouth of the Conestoga

Ponder this for a moment. Millions of years ago, an enormous lake once existed at what…

A Brief History of Conestoga Township

Conestoga Township was named for the Conestoga River, which in turn was named for a tribe…

River Guide: Headwaters of the Conestoga

Most people know where the Conestoga River ends. It empties into the Susquehanna directly below Safe…

Side Quest: Conestoga Navigation Company’s Lock #6 in Safe Harbor

Hidden in Conestoga River Park along River Road in Safe Harbor is Lock 6 of the…

Side Quest: Kayaking the Conestoga from Rock Hill to Safe Harbor

If you are looking for some ruins to explore or are a novice kayaker in search…

Port of Lancaster and the Curious Etymology of Safe Harbor’s Name

Where does the name Safe Harbor originate? Believe it or not, but it comes from the…

River Guide: The Bridge Club – Pinetown & Hunsecker covered bridges

Unique members of the Bridge Club: Pinetown & Hunsecker that span the Conestoga River from Manheim…

River Guide: The Bridge Club – PA Railroad

This member of the Bridge Club is by far the most magnificent. A towering stone edifice…

Side Quest: Conestoga Boulevard Tunnel

This tunnel tucked beneath Conestoga Boulevard channels water into the Conestoga River

Haunted treasure lies hidden in Safe Harbor; chaotic spoils of the French & Indian War

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Under the cover of darkness, they searched for…