Well, here’s a cityscape you don’t see every day. Although now, you can, if you travel along the York County Heritage Rail Trail’s Northern Extension. You now have easy access to this spot, looking at the Route 30 bridge with the city to its south. The new trail runs from Rudy Park to a lot near Loucks Mill Road, near Route 30. Eventually, it will lead into the city and meet up with the rail trail’s main trunk that runs to the Maryland Line along the path of the old Northern Central Railway. A question that’s out there: Codorus Navigation was a series of dams and locks that made the creek navigable from York to the Susquehanna River starting in the 1830s. Does the extension follow the navigation system’s old towpath in full or in part? History aside, the extension has many benefits. Here are two: It opens the beautiful natural area of the York Narrows to visitors and will mean pedestrian and bicycle traffic into York City’s markets and shops when it punches through. Check out this York Daily Record photo gallery of scenes along the new trail. Also of interest: Will this old bridge gain new life on York County’s Rail Trail?
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