Red Lion is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, settled in 1852 and incorporated on January 16, 1880. The population was 6,373 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land. Red Lion was also known nationwide for its furniture industry, with several large factories producing ornate, hand crafted furniture for over 100 years. The furniture industry has mostly shifted to kitchen cabinet production and retail store fixtures over the last 40 years.
The Red Lion Mile:
In 2007 construction began on a one mile long walking trail beginning at the Red Lion Historical Society Train Station and ending at Springwood Road. The Red Lion Mile runs along the old Maryland and Pennsylvania railway line and is 90% complete. The Red Lion Mile committee hopes to have it completed in in the near future. Private and public donations keep the project going. In August 2009, a benefit music festival featuring local bands was held near the completed portion of the trail.