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Lower Trail History Explored

Like other rail-trails, the Lower Trail offers the opportunity to experience both nature and history along its route. The 16.5 mile trail passes through the Cove in and around Williamsburg, following the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River on what was once a rail line operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad. But what makes this trail unique compared to many others is its history of a canal turned railroad turned trail.

Before the railroad, this route included parts of the Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. The Juniata Division stretched 127 miles from the Susquehanna River...


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