UNIONDALE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Winter is a time when many people like to stay indoors to stay warm, but this winter, the Rail Trail Council of NEPA os hoping to get more people out of the house and hitting the trails.
Trains from the coal mining days have come and gone, but now the Rail Trail Council of NEPA has turned the rails left behind into something for everyone.
“They were able to purchase 38 miles of an old rail bed. The rail was taken out, the ties were taken out, so we wanted to turn it into a recreational trail,” Executive Director Lynn Conrad said.
The trails are not only rich with history, but they are rich with beauty too.
“Getting outside and seeing the trail during the season is just a fun time. It’s so rural, it’s so pretty when it’s snow covered,” Program Director Carissa Butler told Eyewitness News.
As the weather gets colder this time of year, it is harder to get outside to be active. In Uniondale, the Rail Trail is trying to change that.
“People can get out there on their own without any cost to do snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, nature studies,” Conrad explained.
The next event the Rail Trail Council of NEPA will be hosting is their Yoga and Snow Shoe Hike on January 19th.