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Hiking Tours

Hike & Hot Meal Series

No matter what time of year, we want to give you reasons to GO PLAY OUTSIDE. Our hike series will take you to various trails in the river hills and hopefully expose you to some of the best kept secrets right in your own backyard. Our hikes include a shuttle if needed, guide and a meal or snack depending on the program. Each hike is marked with its degree of difficulty. Don’t stay inside…GO PLAY OUTSIDE!
You can register online for programs by clicking on the title or by phone at 717-252-1616.

Wind Cave Exploration, Hike & Lunch – Moderate Difficulty

Saturday, April 27 or November 9, 2019 - 11:00am-2:30pm

Did you know that the Lower Susquehanna is the site of a tectonic cave – a cavern formed by layers of shifting rock versus the typical limestone and water formation? Following a hike to the entrance, enter the cave and explore the twists and turns of this unique formation located on the Conestoga Trail in Lancaster County. Following your spelunking adventure you will enjoy a hearty hot lunch back at Shank’s Mare.

Fee – includes shuttle, guided hike & cave tour, and lunch - $45/Person

(Participants need to bring a flashlight (headlamps work the best).  BYOB permissible to enjoy with meal).

Crush the Calories Black Friday Hike - Easy

Black Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:30am-12:30pm

Enjoy a new tradition at Shank's Mare and join us for our Crush the Calories Black Friday Hike.  The holiday weekend is a great time to spend with family and friends, and who doesn't need some exercise to work off that Thanksgiving meal.  Forget the Black Friday crowds and join us for a guided hike through the river hills along the Susquehanna.  This is a free program, but we ask that you bring a donation of canned or packaged food for our annual Holiday Food Drive.  Dress for the weather.  Kids and dogs are welcome.  We'll have hot cider on your return to Shank's Mare. 

Free program but please register so we know how many will join us. A donation of canned or packaged food to our Holiday Food Drive is appreciated.