Help keep the Rail Trail beautiful in York

The Rail Trail in York offers a park-like feel in the middle of the busy city. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE PHOTO

Friday’s warmer temperatures sent my fiance and I to the streets to get a little fresh air. As York residents, I like to take advantage of the easy walking that can come from living downtown. After exploring some downtown businesses, we left the busy streets and headed to the Rail Trail.

I’ve often appreciated the Rail Trail for the little bit of green it brings to the city. A few strides down the concrete path and you might feel that between the trees you’ve escaped the busy city. At least that’s what I like most about it. It feels like a park. 

I enjoy walking along the Rail Trail during art festivals and even for our recent engagement photos.

But while we were enjoying some coffee and a stroll, I was a little disappointed in how others treat this gift. As strange as it was, there were numerous ladies’ undergarments along the side of the trail. If someone lost three bras, I know where they are.

There also was garbage and other things I won’t mention in between the daffodils that bloomed on the edge of the Codorus Creek.

I didn’t have any sort of plastic bag with me, or I would have safely picked up the items and thrown them out. Barehanded, there was no way I was touching anything.

It’s disappointing to see something that could be so beautiful being misused by my neighbors.

For more information on how to keep your part of the Rail Trail beautiful, visit the Rail Trail Authority website here.

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at
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