Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail - Susquehanna River - photography
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail – Pennsylvania

You may or may not have noticed a slight change to the site.  I am in the process, albeit a slow and procrastinatory one, of changing my web hosts.  The new host will facilitate my photo transfers to clients as well as enable me to offer a wide variety of my prints for sale.  I really want to share the photos I took of a recent trip to the Finger Lakes, but instead I’ll share these images of a bike ride I took along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail earlier this year in April.  I fully meant to write a whole blog on the experience, but as time would have it, I didn’t.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail - Susquehanna River - photography
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

We started the day at the Falmouth Access Point of the Susquehanna River, located just downstream from Three Mile Island and just upstream from Brunner Island Power Plant.  Not the most auspicious, or healthy, place to start a 20 mileish bike ride along the river.  There were a bunch of cool and neat things to check out along the trail that ranged from single track to paved macadam.  There were the White Cliffs of Conoy, voluminous mounds of limestone deposits left behind from a long shut down quarry. There was a bald eagle’s nest full of fledglings, complete with binoculars to view them.

White Cliffs of Conoy - Lancaster Country - Pennsylvania - photographer - photographer
White Cliffs of Conoy - Lancaster County - Pennsylvania - photographer - photographer
White Cliffs of Conoy – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

There were a bunch of cool bridges, towns and riding to be had along the trail.  UnfortunatelyI didn’t take too many photos of the day, as it was one of the first rides of the year for me.  Plus I had never been to the Northwest Lancaster Country River Trail before, quite the mouthful, and I was just generally enjoying the nice casual, flat ride along the beautiful Susquehanna River.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail - Susquehanna River - photography
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

I’m not entirely sure why I took so many photos of the Bruner Island Power Station, as I would definitely not describe myself as someone who likes the idea of burning coal and natural gas to make ice cubes & run vacuum cleaners, but I was drawn to it.  Perhaps it was the contrast of the white clouds billowing forth from the tall stacks against the grey cloudy sky.  The industrial looking power plant does seem out of place amongst the serenity of the Susquehanna and the rolling hills that hold her waters.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail - Susquehanna River - photography
Bruner Island Power Plant – Pennsylvania
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Anthony Beaston is a photographer, designer and writer living just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.