Springtime on the Susquehanna

An Aerial Tour From LancasterOnline

LancasterOnline digital team members Dustin Leed, Keith Schweigert and Casey Kreider captured some arresting aerial images of the Susquehanna River on a beautiful spring day earlier this week.


The footage was shot from two different vantage points along the river.

The first stop was at River Park in Columbia, where you can see a lovely view of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge with the Route 30 bridge in the background.

The second stop was at the Enola Low Grade Trail in Manor Township, where you get a glimpse of the Turkey Hill windmills overlooking the trail from their commanding location high above the river.

Sweeping views of the Susquehanna from Columbia to Pequea highlight the 12-foot-wide compressed-surface multi-use trail, which begins at the base of Turkey Point.

On the Enola Low-Grade trail, there's a 1947 caboose used by the Pennsylvania Railroad that was rescued from Marietta and restored. It sits along the trail near the trailhead.

While we were there, we spotted a bald eagle along the picturesque riverside trail.

In the video below, there's also a look at one of the construction projects designed to help connect River Park with the rest of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.


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