Pedestrians can now walk from Columbia to Marietta via the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. The local section of the trail, which was previously closed beyond a cul-de-sac under the Wrights Ferry (Route 30) Bridge, was recently opened to Chickies Rock Park and beyond. Brush has been cleared and stone has been laid, creating a comfortable and defined walking path. In Columbia, the trail can be accessed by crossing Bridge Street and following the walkway along the newly opened Route 441 bypass. Pedestrians crossing Bridge Street should be alert to fast-moving traffic along Route 441. A trail map and guide can be obtained by clicking HERE.
A section of fence has been removed at the former cul-de-sac under the Wrights Ferry Brdige, allowing access to the trail.
Brush has been cleared on both sides of the trail, and the walkway has been paved with stone.
Visitors can see the remains of an old coal-fired furnace along the trail.
The trail leads to this man-made tunnel.
Chickies Rock County Park is on the other side of the tunnel.