Regional Rails-to-Trails

UPDATE (12/5/2016):  The portion of the regional rails-to-trails from Clay Road to Picnic Woods Road is now open to the public! This portion of the trail extends over active agricultural areas; be aware of farm equipment crossing the trail and stay a safe distance away. Please show your respect and appreciation to these farm owners! As always, observe the posted rules & regulations.

Please note:  The section of the trail within Warwick Township extending beyond this point IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The map below shows parking areas, as well as covered bridges along the trail.  Click on the image to view a larger printable version.  To view the current phasing schedule click here

The municipalities of Akron Borough, Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, and Warwick Township collectively received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) for the purpose of conducting a Regional Rails-to-Trails Feasibility Study.  The Study was intended to determine if it is feasible to develop a portion of the former Reading Railroad right-of-way into a trail system to serve the purposes of recreation and alternative transportation. 

The map below illustrates the Regional Rails-to-Trails Feasibility Study Area.  This Study area (highlighted in Orange) begins at the Warwick Township Municipal Campus on Clay Road (adjacent to the existing rails-to-trails system identified as the Lititz/Warwick Trailway), follows the rail corridor, and ends at East Main Street in Ephrata Borough.

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