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An Afternoon Stroll on the Warren-North Warren Bike/Hike Trail

Bob and I have the good fortune to live near the Warren/North Warren Bike/Hike Trail. The bike/hike trail is an abandoned railroad corridor that has been converted into an off-road trail for recreational use. The current trail goes from Warren’s East Street, alongside the Conewango Creek and Route 62, to North State Street in North Warren. The trail is 2.7 miles long.

Plans are in place for extending the trail an additional 4,300 feet. The 4,300-foot extension will begin at the intersection of North State Street and Route 62, where the trail now ends, and continue north to the northwest corner of the Warren Mall parking lot close to the Conewango Creek.  This past Sunday Bob and I went for a walk through our neighborhood and entered the bike/hike trail at the intersection of Jackson Run Road and Route 62. We passed by the grounds of Warren State Hospital.

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Warren State Hospital
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Warren State Hospital
We walked past the Warren State Hospital grounds but didn’t quite reach the end of the trail. My knee was hurting. Even though we took a break at a bench along the trail, I was afraid if we walked to the end of the trail that I would not be able to walk back home. I took a few more pictures on our way back home.
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This is the Train Station restaurant. We’ve eaten in this restaurant a few times. The food is of good quality and reasonably priced. The bike/hike trail is built on an abandoned railroad corridor. This restaurant was an actual train station when trains went through this corridor. To the left of the restaurant is the Warren State Hospital grounds.

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Tiki Artwork?
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Two bicyclists cycling on the Bike/Hike Trail

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When I first saw this robin it was standing on the ground, looking for worms. As I slowly approached, the robin flew up on top of this tree stump.

16 Responses to “An Afternoon Stroll on the Warren-North Warren Bike/Hike Trail”

  1. Ciss B

    I think I like to come to you site to see what pictures you have to cheer me!! It sure is a wonderful way to start the day that is for sure. Love the robin's shot and the boys ridding too!

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  2. eileeninmd

    Nice set of photos, Linda! Pretty shot of the robin. It is nice to have a safe place to walk and irde your bikes.

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  3. This Is My Blog - fishing guy

    Linda: What neat photos of the trail. I remember that area of the country quite well. A friend had a cabin between Kane and Mt. Jewet where we spent some summers. We also deer hunted that area.

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  4. Betsy from Tennessee

    What a neat trail—and how nice that they did something with the old railroad area…NEAT!!!!Do you all bike??? I haven't biked since –well, forever ago!!!! We have too many hills around here. I'd never be able to do it.Thanks for taking us on your walk with you.Hugs,Betsy

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  5. steviewren

    It looks like a beautiful walk. I used to love riding bikes. I'd love a nice flat place to ride. The towers on the hospital are interesting structures.

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  6. Elizabeth Munroz

    Your pictures have brought me double pleasure. This is the rail line my grandmother and grandfather rode the train,, and probably so many of their kin. The station, perhaps the one where he was stationmaster. It was a great to see the these pictures. I wonder if that is the hospital where she died in 1929.

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  7. EG Wow

    It's great to live so close to a trail where you can enjoy wildlife and take photos. I'm impressed that the old train station is still there!

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  8. Linda (PA_shutterbug)

    @Trails of a Traveler and eileeninmd – I like it here; it's beautiful to me any time during the year. I couldn't believe my good chance at photographing a robin atop that tree stump!@fishing guy – There are lots of deer in this area, lots of cabins too.@Betsy – We do go bicycling from time to time. I haven't been on the bicycle at all this year though.@Esme – I was carrying the SLR with me. I seem to always have a camera with me, either a point-and-shoot or an SLR. I intended to take some photographs, though, on this walk so I purposely brought the SLR with me.@steviewren – I've lived here for 11+ years, and I have yet to grow tired of looking at those towers. I agree that they are interesting structures.@Elizabeth – I would like to see you write a blog post about your grandparents. I would enjoy reading about them.@EG Wow – I have visited several towns where the old train stations have been restored. I'm glad that people see them as historical buildings and take care of them.

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  9. Rose

    I am behind…I would love to have a train station converted into a sewing studio. I like that that one is being used for something…

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  10. Elena

    It looked like such a lovely day with warm spring weather. Sorry to hear about your knee hurting. I hope it is better. That is really neat how an old train corridor is now a park.

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  11. Ana

    I really enjoyed this walk along your neighbourhood, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  12. Cynthia

    I am glad they made a trail from the rail bed. When I was in high school, the school bus used to drop us about where Lansing Street meets the trail & we had to walk home. Walking on the semi-active tracks was trecherous. I will never forget the day a johnny-car nearly ran us over! We jumped shrieking from the tracks just in time! The horse trail ran alongside the tracks back in those days, and we enjoyed many a horse-back ride on that trail. Don't fail to mention the state hospital was a mental institution, much larger in the 1950s and 1960s than it is now. When we were kids we rode our bikes on the beautiful grounds.Cynthia

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