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O&W Rail-Trail

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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 33 miles
Counties: Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne

Trail Description

The O&W Rail-Trail begins in Simpson and runs parallel to the D&H Rail-Trail for eight miles, with the Lackawanna River often running in between the two trails. The trails then diverge with the O&W running northeasterly to Hancock NY. The O&W passes through Simpson, Vandling, Browndale, Union Dale, Herrick Center, Orson, Lakewood Preston Park and ends at a removed RR bridge on the Delaware River across from Hancock, NY. The O&W is original railbed surface, graded, but rough in areas, more suitable for mountain bikes. Using both rail-trails, various loop trips are possible. Linkage to hiking trails and Panther's Bluff, a 1500 acre conservation area is possible from the O&W trail. The first 8 miles out of Simpson are used for mountain biking and hiking; the next 12 miles (across from Stillwater Dam) are open for ATV users with a pass from the Northern Wayne Outdoor Recreation Club. The last 12 miles are owned by townships and are summer use roads. Snowmobiling is allowed with a pass from NEP Sno-Trails.

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Difficulty: Moderate Length: 33 miles
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