Summary: This is a paved, relatively flat walk along the dike beside the Susquehanna River. It is very popular as a means of exercising by walking, riding bikes, or rollerblading. There are informative signs every so oftern and you will walk by the Forty Fort airport. You may see small planes or ultralights taking off and landing. Near the end of the walk you can detor into the Forty Fort Cemetary and look for old graves, There are also some indian graves in the cemetary.
Trailhead: Take Rt 11 N from Kingston into Forty Fort then Wyoming, Turn Right into the parking area after the Midway Shopping Center (Lat:41.3027 Lon:-75.84811)
Trail Guides for First Resident Trail Forty Fort:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: No contact
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Paul Saneholtz, who has posted 33 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Liam on 6/5/2012
I may be biased because I live on River Street next to this path, but I have to give it 5 stars because I run it every single day! It is really just a pleasant, flat, paved path, not a "hike." At the north end, if you head from the end of the trail up Rte 11 just a bit and then east toward the river's edge when you see a "cannon monument," you will come to Queen Esther's Rock, famous for the killing of Indians (smashing skulls) when they were captured by the white man. There are arrowheads (stones sharpened to become the tips of arrows) along the river as well. You just need to dig. Since the last person's review (back in 2004), the construction has since ended. Perfect for elderly, new mom's with strollers, bikers and bladders t
Reviewed by Walker on 8/8/2004
The trail is nice but something should really be done about all the noise. Constant blasting coming from the attached farmland. It feels like walking thru a war zone. So much for a peaceful walk!!!
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