Geology Meets Art at Pothole Playground on Susquehanna in Lancaster County

In extreme northwestern Lancaster County, when the Susquehanna River recedes, as it has now, careful exploring on foot reveals an otherworldly canvas where geology meets art.

Here, at the Conewago Falls near Falmouth, Conoy Township, just below Three Mile Island, molten rock, ruptured glacial lakes and thousands of years of erosion have left behind a huge rock garden of potholes, sculpted boulders and undulating scour marks.

The price of admission is free, and it’s all easily accessible, though caution is strongly advised while picking your way through the jumble in search of works of art. The surface is uneven, and the rocks can be slippery.

Read more at Lancaster Online
Photo Credit: Ad Crable


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Ad Crable is a staff writer and outdoors columnist for who covers agriculture, land use, the environment and nuclear energy. He can be reached at or (717) 481-6029. You can also follow @AdCrableLNP on Twitter.

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