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Susquehanna Rivertowns Weekend

Dates:

4/24/2020 - 4/26/2020

City / State:

Columbia, PA

Event Name:

Susquehanna Rivertowns Weekend

Event Type:

Walk

Event ID:

113913 

Distance - Trail Ratings:

10k/5k - 1A

Description:

This walk will feature the Civil War and Underground Railroad history of Columbia as well as the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Some historic sites that you will pass include Wrights Ferry Mansion, Mt. Bethel Cemetery and the Turkey Hill Experience. You will also pass Zion Hill Cemetery-the burial site of many black soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Some of these soldiers are from the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, who were portrayed in the 1989 film, Glory, starring Matthew Broderick and Morgan Freeman.

Amenities:

Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Special Programs:

Rockin' Around the Clock, Underground Railroad

Start Times:

8 am to 1 pm, Finish by 4 PM

Location:

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

Start Point / Driving Directions:

41 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. Harrisburg/North: Take I-83 South to Exit 21-US-30 East. *Take US-30 East to exit PA-441. At the stop sign Turn Right onto Linden St to N. 2nd Street. Turn Left onto N. 2nd Street to Walnut St. Turn right onto Walnut St. and follow to the start point.
Gettysburg/West: Take US-30 East. Follow from *above.
Lancaster/East: Take US-30 West to PA-441. Follow PA-441 to Walnut St. Right on Walnut St to start point.

Awards & Fees:

B Award

Comments:

There are two 5K loops; one is on the rail trail and the other is on sidewalks. Those doing 5K can do either loop. 10K walkers must do both loops. Wheelchairs and strollers will have little difficulty on rail trail. They will have more difficulty on the other trail because of inclines.

Host Club:

Penn-Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club

Contact:

Carmie Keiser (717) 898-1959

Website:

www.avaclubs.org/pdp/index.html

E-Mail Contact:

tk.ck@verizon.net

Dates:

4/24/2020 - 4/26/2020

City / State:

Marietta, PA

Event Name:

Susquehanna Rivertowns Weekend

Event Type:

Walk

Event ID:

113911 

Distance - Trail Ratings:

10K, 5K - 1A

Description:

Marietta is a Rivertown located on the eastern banks of the Susquehanna River in Western Lancaster County, just north of Columbia, PA. You can combine the Columbia rail/trail 5k to pick up the Marietta trail. Otherwise, you will drive about 2.6 miles from start point to get to the beginning of the walking trail. Driving directions will be on the trail directions.

Amenities:

Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Special Programs:

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Start Times:

8 AM to 1 PM Start; Finish by 4:00 PM

Location:

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

Start Point / Driving Directions:

41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512. Route 30 East to Route 441 Exit. Right at stop sign to light at 3rd Street. Left on 3rd Street to Walnut Street after first light. Right on Walnut Street. Carefully cross railroad tracks. Look for signs for parking. From Route 30 West, exit at Route 441. At stoplight, cross 3rd Street and continue to Walnut Street. Right on Walnut Street, carefully crossing railroad tracks. Look for parking signs.

Awards & Fees:

B Award

Comments:

This is a 3 Day, 3 Club Event Weekend. For a total of 4 walks in 3 Rivertowns and one bike on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.

Host Club:

Susquehanna Rovers Volksmarch Club

Contact:

Sharon Miller (717) 805-9540

Website:

www.avaclubs.org/SRVC

E-Mail Contact:

millersd@ptd.net

Dates:

4/24/2020 - 4/26/2020

City / State:

Wrightsville, PA

Event Name:

Susquehanna Rivertowns Weekend

Event Type:

Walk

Event ID:

113914 

Distance - Trail Ratings:

5K/6K/10K - 1A

Description:

According to a plaque at Samuel S. Lewis State Park, which overlooks Wrightsville and the Susquehanna River, Wrightsville was among George Washington's choices as location of the capital of the United States. The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge and Wrightsville Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The trail will go over the Wrightsville Bridge. Most of the trail will be sidewalks with a little roadside walking. Wheelchairs will have a difficult time; strollers will have medium difficulty.

Amenities:

Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Special Programs:

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Start Times:

8 am to 1 pm; Finish by 4 pm

Location:

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

Start Point / Driving Directions:

From Harrisburg/North: Take I-83 South to Exit 21-US 30 East. * Take US30 East to exit PA-441. At the stop sign, turn Right onto Linden St to North 2nd St. At North 2nd St turn Left. At Walnut St turn Right and follow to the start point.
From Gettysburg or West: Take US-30 East. Follow from * above.
From Lancaster /East: Take US-30 West to PA-441. At traffic light, cross over 3rd St, and continue on PA-441 to Walnut St. Turn Right on Walnut St to the Start Point.

Awards & Fees:

B Award

Comments:

There are three awards as shown on the cover of the brochure, a patch for each Rivertown walk. They are fully embroidered. Each patch is 3? X 3. 5?. There are less than 40 patches for each event and they will not be reordered.

Host Club:

York White Rose Wanderers

Contact:

Pam Copenhaver (717) 817-9724

Website:

No Website Listed

E-Mail Contact:

indigo1704@aol.com


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