Forgotten Places: Benedict Eshleman Cemetery

On August 5, 1780, Benedict Eshleman died. He was likely the first European to settle in…

On this Day in History: 1906 Shenks Ferry TNT factory explosion obliterates 11 men

It was on this day that the worst accident in Lancaster County history occurred. On June…

Safe Harbor Archives: Native American Discoveries

In the early 1930s, Donald Cadzow led an archaeology team to survey the areas that would…

March 19 & 20: Shenks Ferry History Hikes

Join Adam Zurn for an adventure on March 19 at 1 pm for a guided hike…

Ice on the Susquehanna

Ice on the Susquehanna is a femme fatale—mysteriously beautiful and potentially dangerous. More than once, this…

Enjoy this Safe Harbor Visitor’s Guide and Map from 1989

During a recent tour of Safe Harbor Dam, I picked up a copy of the company's…

March 19 & 20: Shenks Ferry History Hikes

Join Adam Zurn for an adventure on January 8 at 1 pm for a guided hike…

December 11: Shenks Ferry History Hike

Join Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster on December 11, 2021, at 1 pm for a guided…

Haunted Lancaster: The ancient man-eating monster of Grubb Hollow

One night two college students spotted a Gollum looking creature in the tunnel at Shenks Ferry.…

Raiders of the Lost Flower. Can you help locate the elusive Three Birds Orchid?

Can you help locate the elusive Three Birds Orchid? This rare wildflower, once thought extinct in…

Ice Found on the Susquehanna…in August!

Imagine finding a giant chunk of ice nearly five feet in length in the Susquehanna. Not…

In the News: Hidden history of Lancaster County’s Shenks Ferry nature preserve – ABC27

I recently had the pleasure of giving ABC27 journalist Avery Van Etten a guided tour of…

Episodes 3 of ‘On the Edge with Lauren’ now available on YouTube

Episode 3 of 'On the Edge with Lauren' is now available on YouTube. In it, I…

Haunted Lancaster Video: The Legend of ‘The White Angel’ narrated by Adam Zurn

What happens at midnight in the Tunnel at Shenks Ferry? Perform the ritual and find out…

A Brief History of ‘Black Diamond’ Dredging on the Susquehanna

Believe it or not, between the early 1900s and 1972, there were numerous coal dredging operations…

Side Quest: Can you find the Ents living in the River Hills?

If you know where to look, metal munching Ents hide in plain sight among the trees…

Side Quest: Behold Grubb Run’s Mysterious Stone Giant

If you hike the wildflower trail deep in Bausman's Hollow, you will eventually spot this mysterious…

The Lower Susquehanna that was! Enjoy this 1951 Safe Harbor / Holtwood visitor’s guide and map

Enjoy this 1951 Visitor's Guide to Safe Harbor & Holtwood plus an annotated map marking areas…

Side Quest: Crawl into this Small Tunnel in Shenks Ferry

For those brave enough to venture below Enola Low-Grade, scores of beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts…

Side Quest: Grubb Run Culvert to the Susquehanna River

For those brave enough to venture below Enola Low-Grade, scores of beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts…