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Martic Forge Viaduct

Martic Forge Viaduct

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite sections of the Enola Low Grade Trail. The massive Martic Forge Viduct is an old railroad trestle along the trail that has been renovated to carry trailhead over Pequea Creek.  

I had previously written about the Martic Forge Viaduct in my Backyard Tourist Column in Lancaster County Magazine, but I wanted get down there while there was some fall foliage left. For more info on the trail CLICK HERE to read the full column.

 

Here are a few shots from my visit ... 

View of the new deck and original trestle structure looking east.

Panoramic View of the Martic Forge Viaduct.

360 Street View on the Martic Forge Viaduct

 


 

4 Autumn Streetviews

4 Autumn Streetviews

I wanted to share 4 Autumn 360 photos I've captured of cool spots around Lancaster County. I can say with some certainty that these spots will still be quite gorgeous this weekend if you're looking to get out and about. The first two were captured within the last week, while the second two were from later in the season last year. The later are actually much more vibrant right now, I've seen them both this week.

Susquehannock State Park Overlook- Drumore, PA

We made our way down there last weekend. You may have seen me posting pictures all week on Facebook and Instagram. That was our first time at the park and it was really great. I look forward to going back and exploring much more of the park.

Historic Poole Forge - Narvon, PA

Historic Poole Forge is one of my favorite places to visit in Autumn. Between the covered bridge, the gorgeous foliage, and the charming brownstone buildings it is simply stunning. You can tell because there are portrait photogs everywhere hehe.

Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve - Narvon, PA

The Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve has quickly become one of my favorite places to go for a walk with little time. Being from New Holland it is the closest forested area to go for a hike. It happens to connect to the Money Rocks County Park, which is really nice. After many years of hiking at the Money Rocks it was becoming a little too familiar. It's great to have a whole new section of the mountain to explore. This pano is the Preserve's main parking lot on Gault Road. 

If you would like to know a little more about this park check out my Backyard Tourist Column from the April 2016 issue of Lancaster County Magazine.

Ephrata Township Community Park - Ephrata, PA

This is one of the kiddos favorite parks. It's also a favorite of mine due to a number of Photo opportunities that are present around the park. This 360 is the "pond" at the western edge of the park. It's actually an old quarry converted to a fishing pond. There is also a "lake" at the back of the park that is way bigger. I've uploaded some panos of that to Google Maps, be sure to check them out!

I hope this helps inspire a sense of exploration this weekend. Even if you've been to each f these places there is always something new to discover!

Instagram!!!

The Grand Lancaster Instagram page is live and alive! I started sharing featured posts selected from the #GrandLancaster tag. Wherever you explore around Central PA this weekend be sure to tag and follow us on Instagram, or post your shots to our Facebook page for your chance to be a Featured Artist. Everyone is welcome!!

4 Autumn Panos from Central Pennsylvania

4 Autumn Panos from Central Pennsylvania

We had some gorgeous weather this weekend and we took full advantage of it. We tried to cover a lot of ground, both physically and visually.  

 

As many of you know I love panoramic photos. They're not ideal in every situation, but sometimes it's just what this Dochter ordered to get the entire scene in one image.  I primarily shoot with the Sony a6000 which has a very handy pano mode. Put it in pano mode, press the shutter button, it starts snapping, and you turn the camera. It then stitches the pano (almost always perfectly). Love it!

 

Below are four panos I captured during our adventures this weekend. 

 

 

Sunrise 10-29-16 - The Sky was filled with vibrant colors in every direction.

Panoramic view towards the Northwest from the Overlook at the Susquehannock State Park.

Panoramic view towards the South/Southwest from the Overlook at the Susquehannock State Park.

Panoramic view of Mill Creek flowing next to the Mason Dixon Trail. Truly beautiful Autumn scenery in October.

360 - Poole Forge Covered Bridge

360 - Poole Forge Covered Bridge

I've been working on a little project to show off one of my favorite places. Thought I would let one or two images slip. Check out this 360 panorama of the Covered Bridge at Historic Poole Forge.