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THE SUSQUEHANNA

WARRIOR TRAIL

The Susquehanna Warrior Trail follows the scenic Susquehanna River in Luzerne County. On the old rail road bed of the Delaware, Lackwanna, and Western railroad, you can walk, bike and run. Come join us on the trail!

SAVE THE DATE!

 15th Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/Fun Run 

on Saturday, April 9, 2022

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 TRAIL PARTNERS!

Go to our partner page and click on the name to be taken to their webpages. Support our partners!

THANK YOU to all our participants, volunteers, and sponsors for another successful event.

14th Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Run/Fun Walk

See results and link to photos on our 2021 Race Page.

PARTNER WITH US!!
Be A Trail Sponsor!

 

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Our annual 5k race and fun walk is our primary fundraiser.

Please join us as we work toward connecting the Susquehanna Warrior Trail (SWT) with other trail systems.  Our current project and goal is to finish the Trail from Canal Park in West Nanticoke to the Plymouth Levee System. This 3-mile extension will connect the SWT will other trails leading into Wilkes-Barre.  SWT is truly a community asset and an important component in connecting the developing trail systems in central Pennsylvania to trails that stretch into Philadelphia, inviting other local communities to work with us towards regional success.The We are an integral part of this vision.  The current 12 1/2 mile section now provides hikers, bikers, and cross-country skiers a safe and scenic outlet for healthy exercise much needed to offset our sedentary lifestyles.  It will be awesome to connect with other trails and provide greater recreational opportunities! SWT has no paid staff and is maintained entirely through the cooperative efforts of volunteers from local businesses, schools, and scout groups, as well as interested individuals. 

NEXT SWTC MEETING

 

The Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council

will meet the last Tuesday of selected month at 6:00pm. TBA,

at the FLT Building, 2nd Fl,

North Main Street, Shickshinny, PA 18655.

The public is invited.  Meeting dates are announced on this page and our facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/SusquehannaWarriorTrail/

 

COME JOIN US!

We look forward to meeting you!!

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OUR STORY

Formerly a railroad bed, this once forgotten piece of nature has been brought back to life by a small group of dedicated volunteers. The trail follows the scenic Susquehanna River where hikers and bikers have a good chance to spot bald eagles, otters, heron and a multitude of other animals.

Organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in 1995, the group explored the feasibility of a hiking and biking trail on the bed of the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad along the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County.  The Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council was formed June 7, 1999.  Trail construction began in 2007.  Currently, there are 12.5 miles of trail completed.  The trail is about 10 feet wide, with a hard packed surface of fine crushed stone.  The trail is adjacent to the old north branch canal, and other historical attractions.  Much of the trail is shaded, providing relief from the summer sun.  Five Boy Scouts earned their Eagle award with projects they did on the trail, along with Royal Ranger and Girl Scout projects.

When completed, the Susquehanna Warrior Trail will extend 16 miles from the Riverlands Park in Salem Township to the levee trail system in Plymouth Borough. This will connect us with multiple other trails via the trail system in Wilkes-Barre.

Each spring since 2008 we have hosted an annual 5K Race and Fun Walk in Shickshinny.  Last year we had over 320 participants.  The race is competitive, but many come out to enjoy a nice walk with new and old friends.  The annual 5K race is our major fundraiser for the SWT Council for trail maintenance and operating expenses.

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