Rediscover the almost-forgotten Pequea Magnetic Ore Mine deep in the heart of Horse Hollow

Deep in the heart of Horse Hollow, spanning both sides of the Pequea Creek lies a…

Forgotten Places: Conestoga Centre’s Horse Hollow

Forgotten Places: Conestoga Centre's Horse Hollow. Did the Union Army really herd reserve horses there during…

Baumgardner’s Mill: Grinding out property disputes, sabotage, and foul play

Today Baumgardner's Mill sits quietly along Covered Bridge Road in Pequea Township. But more than 100…

The forgotten winter tradition of ‘snowing the bridge’

Before cars, it was customary for the local farmer to snow a covered bridge after each…

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…

Side Quest: Explore the ruins of the Colemanville Water & Power Company Dam

Colemanville Hydroelectric Plant on the Pequea Creek and photos of its March 1926 dam breach.

Side Quest: Suzy’s Hole Geocache

If you are looking for a side quest to round out your Pequea Trolley Adventure, try…

Armchair Explorer: The Search for Pequea’s Subterranean Lake

In 1870, a Lancaster newspaper reported that a mysterious subterranean lake existed in Pequea Township. Was…

Holtwood and Safe Harbor weren’t Lancaster’s only hydroelectric dams. Enter the Colemanville Water & Power Company

In 1905, Holtwood wasn’t the only hydroelectric dam being built. In the sleepy hamlet of Colemanville,…

Covering a wooden bridge has nothing to do with the horses that use them. Learn why when you visit Lancaster’s second-longest.

1,500 covered bridges use to cross the streams and rivers of Pennsylvania. Today 200 remain and…