trail_logo.jpg (17793 bytes)Union Deposit Access

Swatara Water Trail

RIVER MILE 24: Union Deposit is a great access below the Hershey Dam.  Indians lived in Union Deposit until the late 1700's.  Later, farmers brought their grain and other produce from the Pennsylvania Dutch areas here for shipment to the market via the Union Canal.  Beneath the Union Canal House Restaurant (717) 566-0054 and the street between the restaurant and Fort Swatara, an underground railroad once ran.  Also in Union Deposit, a great anthracite furnace once turned out tons of iron until it blew up.  And a band rehearsal hall formerly served as quarters for Union Canal workers.

For the complete Trail Guide, click here: Projects/Swatara Water Trail.pdf

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