Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail

Pennsylvania


Path between Wood Road and Derry Woods
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Lat: 40.25427 Long: -76.68173
Looking east from the Spring Creek Golf Course toward Palmdale.
Uploaded: 10/9/2012
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Park-like landscape east of Hershey.
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Panoramic view of the Spring Creek Golf Course.
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Looking east past the gate to the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren parking lot on the east end of Hershey. The trail resumes here after following streets from Cocoa Ave.
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Cat outside the parsonage to the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, on the east side of Hershey.
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Flower gardens outside the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey.
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Gate to the parking lot of the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, with a cool sign posted for people leaving the church grounds. The trail begins an on-street concurrency here that extends through town to Cocoa Ave.
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Parsonage for the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren on the east end of Hershey.
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The trail crosses the parking lot to the beautiful Spring Creek Church of the Brethren on the east end of Hershey.
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Trees provide a shady path for trail users in the vicinity of the Spring Creek Brethren church and cemetery on the east end of Hershey.
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Cemetery at Spring Creek Brethren Church on the east end of Hershey.
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The trail passes the cemetery of Spring Creek Brethren Church on the east end of Hershey.
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Being this close to the trail is a great asset to these homes on the east end of Hershey.
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Scenic meadows east of Hershey.
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Homes off of the trail east of Hershey.
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Looking south from the bridge over Spring Creek, east of Hershey. Taken September 2012.
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Bridge over Spring Creek, east of Hershey.
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View from the south side of the golf course.
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Approaching the bridge across Spring Creek on the south side of the golf course.
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One of the stately homes that can be seen from the trail along the section that separates the Spring Creek Golf Course from the Milton Hershey School campus east of Hershey.
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Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail
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Another scene on the northeast edge of the Milton Hershey School Campus. Taken September 2012.
Uploaded: 10/8/2012
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The trail passes the northern edge of the Milton Hershey School campus. The buildings in the background are student housing.
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Shadows of early autumn. Taken September 2012.
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View north along the eastern perimeter of the Spring Creek Golf Course. Route 422 is in the distance.
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Passing by a sand trap at the Spring Creek Golf Course east of Hershey.
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The trail turns south at the east end of Spring Creek Golf Course, and runs along the perimeter.
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Sharp turn on the east end of the Spring Creek Golf Course.
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Passing along the edge of a cornfield just east of the Spring Creek Golf Course. Taken September 2012.
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Approaching the Spring Creek Golf Course east of Hershey. The trail veers left, while the 'Do Not Enter' sign is posted to prevent motor vehicles from entering the parking lot to an adjacent business on the right.
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Looking west along the trail in Palmdale Park.
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Sign at Palmdale Park, currently the trail's eastern terminus.
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Approaching the trail's eastern terminus at the Palmdale Park, just west of the Lebanon county line. Hopefully, the trail will someday extend all the way to Lebanon.
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The trail's current eastern terminus is at the park in Palmdale.
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Uploaded: 7/12/2012
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Passing cornfields near Route 743 (Fishburn Road) in early summer.
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The main alignment of the trail follows Route 743 (Cocoa Ave.) just south of the Derry Township Recreation Complex. Unfortunately, this section of the trail is not as scenic as the sections further west.
Uploaded: 7/12/2012
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The swimming pool at the Derry Township Recreation Complex is a popular local destination in summer. Taken June 2012.
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Cocoa Castle. This wooden playground structure is another of the myriad features of the Derry Township Recreation Center visible from the trail.
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Wooden sign marking the trail along Cocoa Ave. next to the Derry Township Recreation Complex.
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The eastern branch path rejoins the main trail on Cocoa Ave. at the entrance to the Derry Township Recreation Center. The trail provides access to most local landmarks, and is a huge asset to the community.
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The eastern branch path is decorated with ornamental street lights along the access road to the Derry Township Recreation Complex. Taken June 2012.
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The branch path enters the Derry Township Recreation Complex from the east, passing the skate park.
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After passing the athletic fields, the eastern branch path continues north into the Derry Township Recreation Complex. The terrain here is somewhat marshy, and mud and water sometimes spill onto the trail.
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Once it reaches the Derry public school campus, the eastern branch path turns north past the athletic fields.
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Views of the Hershey skyline, including the Kissing Tower at nearby Hersheypark, can be seen from branch path near Derry High School. Taken on a warm day in early summer, June 2012.
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This small church is situated off Route 322 just east of the Route 743 intersection. It can be seen from a branch path that connects the trail to the Derry High School, Middle School and Elementary School campus.
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Crossing Route 322 at the intersection with Route 743 (Cocoa Ave.) on the south side of Hershey.
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Passing the Cocoaplex Theater and Shopping Center on the south side of Hershey.
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Crossing through amber waves of grain in a wheat field off Cocoa Ave. Taken June 2012.
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The trail crosses through fields while paralleling Cocoa Ave. south of Hershey
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Swings near Hershey High School
Uploaded: 3/4/2012
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Gazebo near west end of trail
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Some of the only bits of natural scenery at the west end of the trail.
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Trail near west end
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A marker shares some history of part of the trail.
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You can see part of the Hershey Med complex in the background.
Uploaded: 3/4/2012
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There was a lot of storm damage near the west end of trail.
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Small duck pond near Bullfrog Valley parking near west end of trail
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A drainage contraption on the duck pond
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Canadian vistors in the duck pond near Bullfrog Valley parking
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Drainage problems near Cocoa Ave.
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A bit of drainage problems
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Sign on Cocoa Avenue
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residences in at the Milton Hershey School
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This is NOT the trail, though you will be tempted to peddle this way at the east end of the trail
Uploaded: 3/4/2012
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Looking east along the trail near Hummelstown.
Uploaded: 10/5/2011
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The trail's western terminus is at a gazebo near Indian Echo Caverns, just south of Hummelstown.
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Looking across a sea of soybean fields on a late summer day.
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The trail crosses farmers' fields between Bullfrog Valley and Hummelstown
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Approaching the intersection of Route 322 and the intersection to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, taken Labor Day, 2011.
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View of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, taken from the section of trail off Route 322.
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The trail parallels the south side of Route 322 for about a mile as it skirts the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus, providing walkers and cyclists an opportunity to stay off a busy road.
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Medevac Helicopters entering and leaving the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus is a common are a common site on the stretch between Bullfrog Valley Park and Route 322.
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Heading northeast of Bullfrog Valley Park, the trail follows the perimeter of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus.
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Looking west along Hummelstown branch of the trail, near Bullfrog Valley Park.
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Another shot of the pond at Bullfrog Valley Park.
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Beautiful stone bridge off trail near Bullfrog Valley.
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Looking east from terminus at Waltonville Road.
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Terminus of the Bullfrog Valley-Shank Park-Waltonville branch of the trail, at Waltonville Road.
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Another example of how adjacent property owners have enhanced the beauty of the trail.
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The trail passes behind homes as it nears Waltonville Road.
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Taken at the trail's Shank Park terminus.
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Lush woodlands suddenly give way to open fields as the trail enters Shank Park.
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This rock cut near Shank Park is a remnant of the railroad that once traversed this area, and whose grade provides a route for this section of the trail.
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Couple enjoying the trail with their dog, taken near Shank Park on Labor Day, 2011.
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Benches line the trail, providing opportunities to rest tired feet, eat a snack, or relax and enjoy nature
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Damage from Hurricane Irene - taken Labor Day, 2011. Tropical storm Lee, which hit about a week later, may have done even greater damage. This portion of the trail is currently closed.
Uploaded: 10/4/2011
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Interpretive sign along the Bullfrog Valley-Waltonville Branch, informing users that it was constructed along the route of an old railroad that once connected local quarries (long since defunct) to Hummelstown.
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Sign at the trailhead at Bullfrog Valley Park
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Passing through lush woodlands south of Bullfrog Valley Park
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Footbridge at Bullfrog Valley Park
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Pond at Bullfrog Valley Park, Labor Day, Sept. 2011
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Going through the woods near Bullfrog Valley
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'Mutt mitt' receptacles are one of the many amenities in place for trail users
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This bushes, located along the Bullfrog Valley-Shank Park branch of the trail, were still flowery in late summer
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Picturesque sites like this babbling brook, located near Bullfrog Valley, are common on the trail
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Section between Bullfrog Valley and Shank parks, Sept. 2011
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