Archive for the ‘East Petersburg’ Category

East Pete followup

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Aha…an examination of the aerial photography at Mapquest shows that there are more (perhaps the majority of) paths ACROSS Graystone Road, along with some big open spaces and more tennis courts.  When I got to Graystone Road I just presumed the other side was just houses.  I can’t be sure, but it looks like there is a parking lot off of Hollow Drive near Northfield Drive, and even paths on both sides of Hollow Drive.  I will explore these more…

East Petersburg Community Park

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I was looking for somewhere to go walking this morning, and after a quick glance through Lancaster ON THE MOVE! I decided to try East Petersburg Community Park.  This guide says it has 2 3/4 miles of trails.

I parked at a lot at the end of Pine Street, by the cemetary and water tower, where I found a path.  This path had a number of side paths that split off to playground areas, the tennis courts, cul-de-sacs, and other roads.  Before too long I had gone down and back all of them…and ended back at the parking lot.  My pedometer said I had done 1.24 miles.  I walked around more, and couldn’t find any more paths, so I’m not sure where the 2 3/4 miles came from.  There are no published maps of the park; perhaps I can see something from aerial photography.  So far the paths here are nothing more than short dead-ended spurs that don’t loop around, and, in fact, mostly pass through developed areas.  I suppose it’s possible there’s another parking lot somewhere with access to more paths.