Project Profile

Northwest Trail

Location: Northwest Trail, Lancaster County, PA

Project Summary

DM/A has provided design, permitting and construction phase services for several sections of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is a multi-purpose, public recreation trail approximately fourteen miles long, spanning five municipalities at the northwestern edge of Lancaster
County. Parts of the trail are also owned by Lancaster County and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

The trail follows the route of the historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal and uses some of the original towpath that remains along the corridor. This provides ample opportunities to interpret the numerous industrial archaeological remains such as abandoned canal locks; the iron furnaces at Chickies Rock; and the old quarry operation at Billmeyer. The trail also connects the historic river towns and villages of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth.

The current condition or readiness of the trail varies throughout the corridor, but there are several miles of developed trail as noted on the map below. Additional sections of trail will be developed in the coming years.

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