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Escapes Keys: York County Heritage Rail Trail
The 21-mile York County Heritage Rail Trail goes from the Maryland-Pennsylvania line to historic York, Pa. From the Capital Beltway, take Interstate 95 north, then I-695 and I-83. There's parking at Mile 1.5 of the trail, at New Freedom, south of Railroad. There's also parking in Railroad, Glen Rock and Hanover Junction. The trail connects to Maryland's 20-mile Northern Central Railroad Trail.
Where to Stay
Situated beside the trail at Mile 3, the Jackson House Bed and Breakfast (6 E. Main St., Railroad, Pa., 877-782-4672, http:/
Where to Eat
There are benches, picnic tables and restrooms along the trail. In addition, the New Freedom Railroad Cafe (117 N. Front St., New Freedom, 717-227-0299) offers comfort food (meatloaf, applesauce). Serenity Station (11 Church St., Seven Valleys, 717-428-9575, http:/
About the Trail
New Freedom is the highest point on the trail. It is downhill to both Maryland and York from there. The restored Hanover Junction Train Station (on the trail at Hanover Junction, 717-840-7440) houses a Civil War museum, open May-October Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. (some weekday evenings in summer). The New Freedom Train Station (on the trail at New Freedom) houses a railroad museum (same phone, dates and hours as Hanover Junction). The York County parks department is hosting monthly nine-mile Moonlight Bike Rides (two nights before the full moon) on the trail April-October. $5 for adults. Call 717-840-7440 for more information and to register.
For More Information
The York County Web site (http:/