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The Enola Low Grade Trail

Recently constructed in Manor Township The Enola Low Grade offers a beautiful way to take in the Susquehanna River and the surrounding views.

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Scenic river views, a flat surface and no traffic make this trail a good pick for cyclists of any level.

Surface and terrain: The 12-foot-wide crushed gravel trail.

Points of interest: Carved from steep riverside cliffs, the trail offers views of the Susquehanna River, Safe Harbor Dam and Norfolk Southern freight line. Visitors also will see a restored 1947 caboose, abandoned huts once manned by human signal changers and maybe even two wind turbines peeking through the trees.

Directions: From Lancaster, take Route 30 West to Route 741. Turn left onto Route 741 East/Rohrerstown Road. Turn right onto Route 999 West. Continue 7 miles until Route 999 ends at Water Street. Make a left onto Water Street (River Road). The trail entrance is on the right after about 2 miles.

Parking and amenities: The trail is open dawn to dusk, weather permitting. A large parking lot is located at 2459 River Road, Washington Boro. Other amenities include portable restrooms, viewing platforms, park benches and picnic shelters with tables.