To celebrate water week, from June 1 to 8, Lancaster Conservancy will be hosting a variety of trail-related events on its preserves. Details for each event are listed below.
Riverlands Trail Festival—June 1
Join the Lancaster Conservancy on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Columbia River Park to kayak the Susquehanna River, hike and bike the Northwest River Trail and paddle in the Student Leadership Canoe Classic competition. Hosted by Lancaster Conservancy, Susquehanna Heritage, Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and LCSWMA.
Climbers Run Hike—June 2
Join Lancaster Conservancy Director of Education Lydia Martin to explore and learn more about the woods, water, and wildlife that makes Climbers Run so diverse and special. Lydia will share history and discuss current and upcoming projects that will enhance this preserve for youth and families. Plan on getting your feet wet!
Pinnacle Hike—June 5
The Conestoga Trail provides some of the best single-track hiking trail experience in Lancaster County as it traverses the rough and scenic River Hills Conservation Area (comprised of seven Conservancy-owned nature preserves). Join Brandon Tennis, director of stewardship, for a tough and strenuous two-mile hike from Pinnacle Overlook to Kellys Run via the Conestoga Trail; stand on some rock outcrops, dip into some cool pools, and learn how to loop back to your original trailhead without repeating a path… and with the right climate conditions you just may catch a magnificent rhododendron bloom! Again, this is a strenuous (but wickedly fun) hike.