The Buffalo Valley Rail-Trail is in Lewisburg, PA and extends 9.1 miles west to Mifflinburg. If you enjoy fine scenery and a nice walk, jog or easy biking, this is a fine trail. But wait, there is even more if you can schedule your trip for a Wednesday.
The Lewisburg Farmers Market is open only on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until most vendors start closing up around 2:00 p.m., although some stay until 4:00 p.m. Linda & I have enjoyed this market since about the time we got married nearly 23 years ago.
We always get the same lunch at the farmers market; a sausage sandwich, homemade French fries and a cold soda. The food is great and so are the many booths both inside and outside from spring to fall. We get our coffee from Bason Roasting Company at the market; homemade pretzels are a nice treat also. More about the farmers market another time.
The history of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is available if you stop at the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau just next to the Country Cupboard restaurant and gift shop just of route 15 north of Lewisburg. Essentially, the rail-trail is and old railroad line that was abandoned and acquired in 2008 by the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority with support from Union County and PennDOT. A future phase is in the planning stages to extend the rail trail east across the Susquehanna River to Montandon.
The rail trail is just a few hundred yards from the Lewisburg Farmers Market so it is an easy ride from the parking lot to the trail. The half way point is in the town of Vicksburg. The ride is quite easy unless you happen to ride on a windy day and the wind is blowing from the west. Much of the trail is along farms and is quite enjoyable to view. You will enjoy the food and the ride.
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