Ephrata-Warwick Trail

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Mixed-use hiking & biking trails are extremely popular in PA. Many have been constructed upon the vestiges of abandoned railway lines. The Ephrata-Warwick trail is one of these. 

Ephrata-Warwick Trail

I picked it from the map as a place to visit pretty much at random, other than noting that it crossed over some water, and that it would be a relatively casual/paved walk. I walked about five or six miles if I recall correctly.

It was extremely popular when I visited. Which, to be fair, is probably what I get for visiting what Wikipedia calls "the most populous borough in Lancaster County" during a holiday weekend. This in and of itself isn't a bad thing, but I should note that I was the only person that I saw engaged in mask wearing. So, I kept my mask on at all times.

There are actually a fair number of interesting and worthwhile sights along this trail.

I'll let my photographs (mostly) speak for themselves.

Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
What protests do the Ephrata Boro Council need to be supported from? The answer: people who are upset that the borough (which owns its own utility company) has been shutting off folks' electricity and water during the pandemic. I certainly do not stand with the Boro Council.
What protests do the Ephrata Boro Council need to be supported from? The answer: people who are upset that the borough (which owns its own utility company) has been shutting off folks' electricity and water during the pandemic. I certainly do not stand with the Boro Council.
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Along the trail is Linear Park, which has a nice little dirtbike course. I meant to set my shutter speed to be as quick as possible for getting some sick jump shots in low-light, but accidentally did the opposite, so the blurs are cyclists.
Along the trail is Linear Park, which has a nice little dirtbike course. I meant to set my shutter speed to be as quick as possible for getting some sick jump shots in low-light, but accidentally did the opposite, so the blurs are cyclists.
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Ephrata-Warwick Trail
Ephrata-Warwick Trail