The Lykens Valley Rail Trail roughly follows US Highway 209 from Williamstown to Millersburg on the former Lykens Valley Rail Line. Construction money was awarded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and PennDOT.
As of July 2011, construction documents are completed, permits are being collected and the first 7 miles of the eastern portion, from Williamstown to Lykens, should go out to bid in the fall of 2011. A non-contiguous gateway/trailhead at the western terminus in Millersburg will be under construction soon.
For more information contact the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department at: 100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg PA 17110 717-599-5188 http://lykensvalleyrailtrail.org/