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, guide and hearty meal. Each hike is marked with its degree of difficulty. Don’t stay inside…GO PLAY OUTSIDE!

Wind Cave Exploration, Hike & Lunch – Moderate Difficulty

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 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, guide and lunch –Members $40/Person, Non-Members $45/Person

(BYOB permissible to enjoy with meal).

Civil War Moves to the Susquehanna Hike & Hot Lunch

with Scott Mingus, Sr.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:30-1:30pm

Join Shank’s Mare and guest leader Scott Mingus Sr. to hike the streets of Wrightsville and trace the steps of the Civil War conflict as it comes to the Susquehanna.  You’ll venture into little known areas of the town and see where the Union and Confederate troops positioned themselves prior to the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.  You’ll hear interesting stories of the town’s people, local militia, and military troops.  This easy hike ends back at Shank’s Mare for a hearty hot lunch.  Reservations required.

Fee-including guided hike, shuttle & lunch-Mem. $34/Person, N-M-$38/Person

Yoga & Hike with a View

Spring Sessons – Sundays, Apr. 9 or Apr. 23, May 7 or May 21, 2017.  Noon-2pm.

Our yoga sessions are open to all levels, and will be held either in Shank’s Mare’s The Rookery, our side lawn, or on the Native Lands Trail depending on weather conditions.  Every yoga session will be followed by a meditative hike.  The views of the Susquehanna from any of our settings are beautifully peaceful and will definitely set the stage for a connection through yoga, hiking, and the natural outdoor environment.  Dress appropriately, bring your mat and water.  Herbal tea will be offered following each session.

Program Fee – includes yoga session, hike and tea – $20.  Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary.

Pre-register for all Hiking Programs by calling Shank’s Mare at 717-252-1616.