Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

On a windy late November day, I passed over the Chickies Hill between Marietta and Columbia, PA.  Shortly before Columbia, I stopped at the Breezy View Overlook.

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

       Just off Pennsylvania Route 441, the Overlook offers a spectacular view of the Susquehanna River.

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

"Breezy View" was an understatement on this windy November day - I had to stay away from the edge to make sure the wind wouldn't blow me over the precipice, which is steeper than it looks in the photograph!

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

                                 The Susquehanna Heritage Trail runs along the overlook.

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

                      A picnic area serves as a pleasant place for a repast in warmer weather.

Breezy View Overlook, Columbia, PA

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Comment balloon 27 commentsBrian Schulman • November 27 2007 07:10PM

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Hi Brian,

What a magnificent view !  The river is the epitome of the word they use to describe rivers so often, 'mighty'.

Beautiful photos, as always. It does look pretty steep there....one of the things I love about Pennsylvania is the small mountains/giant hills. The gazebo is very attractive and looks like a nice place to sit and talk on a calm, warm day.

Jo 

 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Hi Jo,

The gazebo does look peaceful - you can't tell how windy it was.  In any case, it's good to be back in my home area!

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

WOW. .... Beautiful pictures or a beautiful view. Thanks for sharing.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 10 years ago
Hi, Sean - thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
Beautiful pictures, Brian!  That river sure does take my breath away.  I can never tire of looking at it.
Posted by Jeannie Kontis over 10 years ago
Jeannie, I do try to stop by when I'm in the area and the weather is decent.  I love it, too.  The beauty of it is that it's still natural and not "developed" on either side.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian those are awesome shots, especially the third one.  What kind of camera did you take them with? I am looking around for another camera and would be interested to know.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago
George, you probably couldn't find my camera any more - it's an older Canon with only 2 megapixels!  On the  internet, that seems to be enough.  Thanks for your comments -
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures, Brian...friends of ours live in Lancaster and I love driving in the area; it's so beautiful.  Not sure where these pictures are in relation to where my friends live, but I do remember hiking along a railroad track and also seeing a gorgeous view of the river, similar to yours here.

Thanks for sharing! 

Posted by Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales (Davis R. Chant, REALTORS) over 10 years ago

Karen, the location of the photos is west of Lancaster on the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna river, looking west to the York County side.  Marieatta (still on the Lancaster County side) is seen off to the right.

Thanks for visiting!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
Brian - Wow look at that view.  It looks like you live in a great area. It must be incredible during the fall with all the foliage!
Posted by Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor, Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES (RE/MAX Properties) over 10 years ago
Sal, Lancaster County, PA is a great area!  This year the foliage wasn't quite as colorful as usual due to the dry weather.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian, what a spectacular setting! I would love to picnic in that spot. Absolutely gorgeous.

BTW, you look quite festive in your new Christmas frame!

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 10 years ago
Linda, this is a beautiful spot for a picnic once the weather gets warm again.  Glad you liked my holiday photo frame!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian,

Great pictures.  I grew up in Pottsville, PA, just up the road from you and often miss Pennsylvania.  I drive through the Lancaster area about twice a year and absolutely love the area.  Thanks for putting some pictures of the area up and making my night.

Posted by M A over 10 years ago

Hi Martin,

I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!  Pottsville has some pretty country, too.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

You do a nice job with your camera. It makes me want to come take a look at the area some day. You are right....it is scenic.

Posted by ActiveRain City and State Listing Group over 10 years ago
Thanks for the complement, Don.  From your home page, it looks like you're in a pretty area yourself!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
These pictures are absolutely beautiful!
Posted by Sherri Sherpy, NMLS #287770 (iLoan) over 10 years ago
Sherri, thanks for  stopping by!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

What great pics, but is that an actual wake I see on the water caused by the wind?

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

What great pics, but is that an actual wake I see on the water caused by the wind?

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago
Todd, the water is actually very shallow in some places there.  There are rocks close to the surface, so a combination of the water flowing over the rocks, plus the wind, causes some small "rapids".
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
Brian, looks like Pennsylvania has some beautiful sites to be seen. Aren't you glad you had your camera! It must be nice to live in an area which such beautiful views. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted by Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe (LivingInBirmingham.com) over 10 years ago
Stephen, I almost always have my camera in the car just in case!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian, Those are awesome photos! I have been to Amish country and it's lovely. Is this area considered Amish country? 

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 10 years ago

Hi Ginger,

This area is in western Lancaster County, PA, which is not part of the Amish area.  The Amish areas are mostly in the eastern part of the county.  Thanks for stopping by!

Brian 

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

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