On April 18 we will go to Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve near Conestoga Pennsylvania.
A place where Bluebells and Dutchman’s breeches cover hillsides. Trilliums abound in the millions in the ‘Rich ravines of the lower Susquehanna River’. Hard to find and off the beaten path, with bumpy dirt roads and an ancient stone tunnel that you must pass through to reach the other side. Once you make it through this tunnel, the landscape is transformed, and you are in a primordial world, with ancient trees and wildflowers abundantly growing.
You can find Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserver on a map here. But unless you have four wheel drive you must approach from the north.
We make time to visit Shenk’s Ferry at least once every spring… there are many attractive small ravines in the “river hills” part of Lancaster County, but this one really…