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…

Death by Dynamite: The 1906 Shenks Ferry TNT factory explosion obliterates 11 men

In the heart of Bausman's Hollow on June 9, 1906, 2,500 pounds of dynamite accidentally detonated.…

Haunted Lancaster: The ‘White Angel’ of Shenks Ferry’s Haunted Tunnel

Local lore hangs heavy at Shenks Ferry. Stories vary but most center around the death of…

Visit the ambitious Lancaster County engineering project that killed 200 men and cost half a billion dollars. Traverse the Enola Low-Grade Rail Trail.

The Enola Low-Grade Line was the engineering marvel of its day. More earth was moved in…

Dark Culverts. Decimated dynamite factory. Lost Treasure. Explore the forgotten mysteries of Bausman’s Hollow

Explore the forgotten mysteries of Bausman's Hollow rife with the ruins of various long-abandoned stone foundations,…