Silver Mine Park

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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This pleasant hike takes in most of the varied environments of both the north and south sections of Silver Mine Park in Pequea Township. It begins near the site of the old mine shaft and kiln on the north side of Silver Mine Road and heads back along an old carriage road to one of the park’s two catch-and-release ponds. The hike makes a wide counter-clockwise loop around the pond before heading over some more uplands and then out to the Hike and Bike Trail trailhead on Silver Mine Road. The hike follows the Hike and Bike Trail along Pequea Creek to the playing fields on the south side of the park, makes a loop around the southernmost picnic pavilion, and departs from the Hike and Bike Trail near the south catch-and-release pond, where it crosses Silver Mine Road and returns to the car.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This pleasant hike takes in most of the varied environments of both the north and south sections of Silver Mine Park in Pequea Township. It begins near the site of the old mine
shaft and kiln on the north side of Silver Mine Road and heads back along an old carriage road to one of the park’s two catch-and-release ponds. The hike makes a wide counter-clockwise loop around the pond before heading over some more uplands and then out to the Hike and Bike Trail trailhead on Silver Mine Road.

The hike follows the Hike and Bike Trail along Pequea Creek to the playing fields on the south side of the park, makes a loop
around the southernmost picnic pavilion, and departs from the Hike and Bike Trail near the south catch-and-release pond, where it crosses Silver Mine Road and returns to the car.

© 2016 Matt Willen/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lancaster
Distance: 3.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Pequea Township, 717-464-2322, pequeatwp.org/park-info
Local Maps: USGS Conestoga; a map of the park is available online at tinyurl.com/silvermineparkmap.
Driving Directions: Directions to Silver Mine Park

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