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The wilder section of the NW River Trail  
By jmcginnis11 on Oct 13, 2013 trail review rating icon - 3 stars

Following the towpath of the long-abandoned Mainline Canal and situated only a short distance from an active Norfolk Southern rail line, the Conoy Canal Trail also serves as the northern section of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Unlike the multi-use Charles Greenway to the south, the Conoy Canal Trail is a dirt and grass footpath best suited to hiking and mountain biking. Wooden footbridges carry the trail across several creeks and breaks in the old canal trench, and major highlights include the ruins of an old canal lock near Falmouth, lush woodlands present along most of the trail and panoramic views of the Susquehanna River. It should also be noted that the future of this trail is somewhat uncertain; to my knowledge, it has not yet been decided whether the trail will be upgraded to multi-use status, like the rest of the Northwest River Trail, or if it will remain in its current, underdeveloped state. If the latter option is chosen, this would create a quasi-gap in the long-distance Harrisburg-Philadelphia Greenway that the trail is eventually envisioned to help form, siince cyclists will have to detour onto busy Route 441.  
 
 

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