Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Lake Grubb Nature Park & Walking Trail, Mountville PA

Lake Grubb Nature Park & Walking Trail, Mountville PA

Lake Grubb Nature Park & Walking Trail, Mountville PA:

Lake Grubb was created on the site of the former Chestnut Hill Iron Ore mine.  The ore pit was filled with water, creating the 13-acre lake.

Lake Grubb

The 55-acre Lake Grubb Nature Park and Walking Trail was created in 2001 as a joint effort between Mountville Borough and West Hempfield Township.

                       Lake Grubb

The park has two picnic pavillions, a playground, parking and restroom facilities.

                                    Pavillion at Lake Grubb

The walking trail around Lake Grubb is a mile long, somewhat hilly, but not too difficult to hike.  There are several scenic stops.  A quarter mile of the trail is ADA accessible.

Walking trail at Lake Grubb

Lake Grubb can be found west of Silver Spring off Route 23, south on Hempfield Hill Road.

 

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4 commentsBrian Schulman • June 08 2007 03:31PM

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Mountville Folks:

 

My uncle, Charles Leonard, drowned there in the 1930's.  Does anyone have a newspaper account of the accident?

 

How deep is the lake, and when did the mining operation cease?

 

Jack Leonard

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Posted by VoloAdvoviemi over 1 year ago

My 4th great grandfather worked for the Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Mine back around 1870. Two of his sons also worked there. He died in the 1870's when only 60-some years old. I'm wondering if as a result of perhaps an accident at the mine. Can anyone help or does anyone know if there are records of accidents or a tally of employees of the mine in Chestnut Hill? I have no idea where he's buried, but maybe Silver Spring Cem or in the area. Thought perhaps if there were any registers kept by the Grubb famiy who owned the mine that they might shed light on his employment or anything about him. Does anyoen know of anything that would help? I live locally, in E Lampeter Twp.

Posted by Jeremy D Arment over 1 year ago

My 4th great grandfather worked for the Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Mine back around 1870. Two of his sons also worked there. He died in the 1870's when only 60-some years old. I'm wondering if as a result of perhaps an accident at the mine. Can anyone help or does anyone know if there are records of accidents or a tally of employees of the mine in Chestnut Hill? I have no idea where he's buried, but maybe Silver Spring Cem or in the area. Thought perhaps if there were any registers kept by the Grubb famiy who owned the mine that they might shed light on his employment or anything about him. Does anyoen know of anything that would help? I live locally, in E Lampeter Twp.

Posted by Jeremy D Arment over 1 year ago

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