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River Trail’s End to Be Paved Soon

The section of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail between Bainbridge and Falmouth is scheduled to be paved this summer, Conoy Township Supervisors Chairman Stephen L. Mohr Sr. said.

When asked for an update on the trail’s progress, Mohr emailed the Advocate on Monday, June 24, to say that the section north of Bainbridge is open to the public and has all the stream crossings in place.

“As we speak, it is being enjoyed by hikers, bikers, joggers and casual walkers,” Mohr wrote.

That section of the trail has a stone cover now and is schduled to be paved by the end of the summer.

The 14-mile trail starts in Columbia Borough and goes through West Hempfield Township (including Chickies Rock County Park), Marietta Borough and East Donegal Township before ending in Conoy Township. The trail traces the route of Pennsylvania’s Main Line Canal and uses some of the canal’s original towpath.

Within Chickies Rock County Park, trail users pass through the Point Rock Tunnel, an abandoned railroad tunnel cut through 180 feet of solid rock.

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