Hanover Trolley Trail

Pennsylvania


Looking west down the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail from the eastern terminus at Gitts Run Road. Taken May 2014.
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Intersection with Gitts Run Road in Penn Twp. As of mid-2014, this is the eastern terminus of the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail. Taken May 2014.
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The landscape turns rural as one leaves the Hanover area, with the Pigeon Hills in the background.
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Approaching Gitts Run Road in Penn Twp.
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Low, but dense scrub brush can be seen along the easternmost section of the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail near Gitts Run Road. Taken May 2014.
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Dense wetlands are visible along the trail in Penn Twp.
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The trail is very straight for most of its length, which is a legacy of its days as a trolley line. This photo was taken in Penn Twp. on a warm, sunny day in May 2014.
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Passing the Gitts Run substation on the Hanover/Penn Twp. portion of the trail. The stenciling instructs users to 'stay on the trail.'
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Powerlines follow the trail for most of its length (the use of the line as a utility corridor kept it from being broken apart like many other former trolley routes, ensuring its new use as a trail). This photo is on the Hanover/Penn Twp. section.
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Industry and nature coexist side-by-side along the Hanover/Penn Twp. section of the trail, which passes through industrial parks east of Wilson Ave. Taken May 2014.
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The Gitts Run substation is a major landmark along the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail. After trolley service ended, the corridor's use as a utility corridor kept it intact, making its current use as a trail possible.
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Another view of the Gitts Run substation in Penn Twp.
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Although facilities like this substation, lolcated off the trail in Penn Twp., are often criticized as being unsightly, trail users should take note that the use of the line as a utility corridor preserved it following the cessation of trolley service.
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A patch of wildflowers surrounds a pipeline milepost in Penn Twp. This is an excellent example of how nature can still thrive on utility corridors. Taken May 2014.
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East of Wilson Ave., the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment enters an area where industrial parks are separated by grassy meadows. The Pigeon Hills can be seen in the background.
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Couple enjoying the trail with their dog on a warm, spring day in May 2014. Taken just east of Wilson Ave.
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The Pigeon Hills can be seen from the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail east of Wilson Ave. Taken May 2014.
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Looking east across Wilson Ave. onto the newest portion of the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail. Trail users are advised to be careful when crossing this busy road. Taken May 2014.
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Until recently, the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail's eastern terminus was at Cherry Tree Ct. That changed in late 2013 when this section of the trail was extended an additional mile east to Gitts Run Road. This new portion begins at Wilson Ave.
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Eastern end of the on-street concurrency with Cherry Tree Ct. east of Hanover. The trail moves back off-road immediately west of Wilson Ave. Taken May 2014.
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Another view of the on-street concurrency with Cherry Tree Ct. just east of Hanover. Foot traffic takes the sidewalk on the right, cyclists use designated bike lanes on the street, to the left.
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After winding around the perimeter of Moul Park, the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail turns due east, heading toward the woods. Taken May 2014.
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The trail can be seen winding around the perimeter of Moul Park on the east end of Hanover, forming a buffer between the park and nearby condominiums.
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Fluffy clouds billow across the sky over Moul Park on a warm, spring day in May 2014.
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View across the athletic fields at Moul Park from the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail in May 2014. The trail follows the perimeter of the park directly east of Moul Ave., forming its northern and eastern boundaries.
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Another sign near the western terminus of the trail's Hanover/Penn Twp. segment. Taken on a warm, sunny day in May 2014.
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Looking east onto the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail from the western terminus in Hanover. The athletic fields of Moul Park can be seen to the right, a condo development to the left. Taken May 2014.
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Sign guiding cyclists from the western terminus of the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail along local streets to the downtown. Taken May 2014.
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Sign marking the western terminus of the Hanover/Penn Twp. segment of the trail at Moul Ave. on the borough's east end.
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A man and his dog enjoying a warm, late-spring day on the trail at Moul Ave. in May, 2014.
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Although the western terminus of the Hanover/Penn Township segment is at Moul Ave., separate signed routes, one for hikers, the other cyclists, lead users over borough streets to the downtown.
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Ribbon cutting for new one mile segment of Hanover Trolley Trail in Penn Township.
Uploaded: 12/3/2013
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Entrance to Penn Township Section of the Hanover Trolley Trail at Wilson Avenue.
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Looking west on the trail from the new, eastern terminus of the Spring Grove/Jackson Township segment at Martin Road.
Uploaded: 12/12/2012
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More great scenery on the new section in Jackson Twp.
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Farmscapes like this one dominate the scenery on the trail east of Hershey Road in Jackson Township.
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Eastern terminus of the Spring Grove/Jackson Township section of the trail at Martin Road, September 2012.
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Another shot along the new section in Jackson Township. Taken September 2012.
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More rural landscapes in early fall 2012.
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Rolling hills of southwest York County. Taken September 2012.
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Passing through cornfields in rural southwest York County on a sunny, early fall day in September 2012.
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This woman was checking out the newest section of the trail in Jackson Township with her two dogs. Taken in September 2012.
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The trail gradually slopes toward Martin Road in Jackson Township.
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Looking east from Hershey Road on the newly completed segment, which extends the trail an additional mile to Martin Road in Jackson Twp. Taken September 2012.
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Boy Scouts participating in the official opening of the newest segment of trail east of Spring Grove in Jackson Township, in Aug. 2012.
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Attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hershey-Martin roads section of the trail in Aug. 2012, before the heavens opened up.
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Map at the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the newest segment of the trail, between Hershey and Martin roads in Jackson Twp. in August 2012. Unfortunately, the ceremony was cut short by heavy downpours.
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This segment of the trail currently ends at Cherry Tree Court, just east of Hanover. Plans call for it to be extended further east, into Penn Twp., in the near future.
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Emerging from the woods, looking east towards Cherry Tree Court
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The trees cover the trail, creating a 'green tunnel' effect
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The trail diverges from the old trolley grade, leading into Moul Park.
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Looking east from Moul Park
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The western, completed segment of the trail begins at Moul Ave. on the east end of Hanover
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The trail parallels the active, York Rail freight line from the trestle into Spring Grove
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Sloping west toward the trestle, which is just around the bend
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The trail shares its right-of-way with Met-Ed power lines.
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Panoramic view of Spring Grove skyline on a humid, late-spring day
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At the trailhead with Hershey Road, Jackson Twp.
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