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It’s officially Fall, y’all! There are so many great walking trails and hikes in our area. Between cooler weather and leaves beginning to turn, Fall is the best time of year to check these out!
- Pinnacle Scenic Overlook
This trail is home to arguable one of the best views in Lancaster County. A 2.75 moderate-to-difficult trail leads to a scenic overview of all the farmland and rolling hills in our area. If hiking isn’t your thing (which is okay too!), you can drive straight to the scenic overlook to see that stunning view.
2. Conestoga Greenway Trail
This trail is located closer to downtown Lanc and is good for all skill levels. It runs 2.6 miles in length and features a beautiful river and lots of overhead shade from the tree canopies.
3. Turkey Hill Overlook Trail
Another hike offering stunning views of the Susquehanna! You can make this hike a loop when you pair it with the Enola Low Grade Trail which is a flat rail trail down along the river. It is equally as gorgeous, as these views of the river totally make the hike worth it. It’s also a great place to spot local birds.
4. Conewago Recreation Trail
This trail is perfect for families, as it is as long or as short as you want it to be. You’ll pass bikers, other walkers, and even horses if you’re lucky! If you want to make an afternoon of it, once you arrive in Mt Gretna, you can leave this trail and head over to…(see #5 below)…
5. Governor Dick
A classic trail in our area! Get your fix of nature and history as you walk the Gov. Dick trail in Mt Gretna. What is heavily forested today once was stripped of trees (200 years ago). During the height of Cornwall’s Iron Furnace production, this area was barren due to the need of charcoal furnaces for iron production. Today, its’ beautiful dense woodlands offer the ideal hiking trail. And if you’re up for it, climb to the top of the observation tower, which is about 1.5 miles from the trail head. We usually walk there and back for the perfect hike duration!
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