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AVA Rivertown Walk Weekend

April 26, 2019 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 28, 2019

The Penn Dutch Pacers, Susquehanna Rovers and York White Rose Wanderers Volksmarch Clubs are doing their second 3-day weekend of walks and a bike along the Susquehanna River with a common start point in the new Columbia Crossing River Trails Center located in Columbia, PA on April 26, 27, and 28, 2018.

Susquehanna Heritage has teamed up with the local AVA clubs to host this Walk Weekend at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center.  From this point a walk to Wrightsville will cross the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge that is over a mile long to the town of Wrightsville, where you will walk thru the Wrightsville Historic District and by places listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Columbia walk will also start at the center, with one 5k loop featuring the Civil War and Underground Railroad history of Columbia.  Some of the historic sites you will pass include Wright’s Ferry Mansion, Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Turkey Hill Experience, and  Zion Hill Cemetery – the burial site of many black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

The Marietta walk will feature the Northwest River Trail and the Marietta Borough.  You can either drive 2.6 miles from the center to a trailhead parking lot in Marietta or you can continue from the 5k Columbia Rail Trail loop.  The two walks connect on the River Trail. As you walk through Marietta Borough you will pass many beautiful old homes and many historic places and restaurants. The 10k has one slight hill and the 5k walk is a level walk.

The bicycling guide leaves the Columbia Crossing  and travels along the River Trail thru a tunnel and along the Front Street of Marietta, unless the whole path is completed, and then gets back on the trail at the Decatur Street Access at the northern end of Marietta and continues to the Bainbridge River Access at Koser Park.

This event is free and open to the public. AVA members will need to pay $3 per walk stamp.


April 26, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Columbia Crossing River Trails Center
41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States