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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!

THANK YOU

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

To our Volunteers, Sponsors, and 5K Participants,

 

On behalf of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council and all the people who enjoy utilizing the trail, please accept our sincere thank you for your participation in our 2022 Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/Fun Walk.  This year we are fortunate to have more than 140 runners and walkers participate in our event on a rainy, chilly Saturday morning, April 9th, along with a dedicated group of volunteers.  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.

 

Over the past several years, COVID protocols and, more recently, rising costs have challenged us to continue this community event. With your partnership, we have persevered. Your entry fees, time, and donations are put to good use - supporting the everyday operations of the trail.  This enables us to both maintain and improve the historic and scenic Susquehanna Warrior Trail. It provides hikers, bikers, runners, and cross-country skiers a safe and scenic outlet for healthy exercise much needed to offset our sedentary lifestyles.  Our goal is to secure enough funding to connect the Susquehanna Warrior Trail with the Plymouth Levee System enabling off-road travel from Wilkes-Barre to the Susquehanna Riverlands via the Luzerne County trail system.

 

Please wear your race t-shirt proudly! We could not succeed without the support of people like you.

 

Thank you all for continued dedication to our mission!  We have added links to our community partners on our website, please support our sponsors.

                                                      FOR RESULTS, GO TO OUR 15th ANNUAL SUSQUEHANNA WARRIOR TRAIL PAGE!

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PARTNER WITH US!!
Be A Trail Sponsor!

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY TRAIL PARTNERS!

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

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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