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Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

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41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
717-449-5607 www.susquehannaheritage.org

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April 2019

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Columbia Volksmarch Walk

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until April 28, 2019

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Columbia walk, 5K or 10K, offered by Penn Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club. This walk will feature the Civil War and Underground Railway history of Columbia as well as the Northwest Lancaster County River Trial. Some historic sites that you will pass include Wright's 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…

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Stars Over the Susquehanna

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Back for 2019! Come to the river for an “out of this world” experience! Join Susquehanna Heritage at both of their locations to Find Your Park After Dark. At Columbia Crossing, join your friends and neighbors for a star party at Columbia River Park with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) to explore the cosmos up close with telescopes. 7:30 PM – a presentation by the AELC will take place inside Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. 8:00 PM –…

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Stars Over the Susquehanna

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Back for 2019! Come to the river for an “out of this world” experience! Join Susquehanna Heritage at both of their locations to Find Your Park After Dark. At Columbia Crossing, join your friends and neighbors for a star party at Columbia River Park with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) to explore the cosmos up close with telescopes. 7:30 PM – a presentation by the AELC will take place inside Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. The talk this…

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May 2019

Creative River Art Workshops

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on June 22, 2019 at 10:00am

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Get in touch with your inner artist by participating this riverfront art series. Explore journaling, sketching, and painting with local artist and nature enthusiast Diana Thomas. Ages 15 and older, all skill levels welcome. These classes allow you to increase your skills but will also enhance your understanding of the natural world. April 13: 1 PM – 4 PM . Session 1 gives instruction and suggestions for writing about the river and nature. Includes nature journal to keep. May 18:…

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June 2019

Iron Furnace Group Trail Ride

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Come take a guided tour of the iron blast furnace complex remains located along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Departing from Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, the group will learn about the St. Charles, Henry Clay, and Chickies furnaces and see an authentic iron salamander on the southern end of the trail. In Marietta, where the furnaces were built between 1847-1849, the furnaces surround the Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace Center, the learning center for the iron, canal, and railroad industries…

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Guided Trail Ride

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Enjoy the sights of Lancaster County’s Northwest River Trail on a 2-hour bike tour in the company of a local guide from Susquehanna Heritage. You’ll see important historical sites as well as some of the trail’s popular features. In addition to cycling along the 190-year-old canal towpath and former railroad, your guide will show you Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, the landmark Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, Point Rock Tunnel, the Cenozoic-era Chickies Rock Formation, the abandoned pig iron furnace complex, and the…

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Bike Tour: Susquehanna River Towns Central to Industry & Underground Railroad

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Bicycle 22 miles, primarily on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, learning stories of African Americans and others active in thriving industry and the Underground Railroad during the 18th and 19th centuries. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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