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The Hanover Trolley Trail is being built along the 16-mile corridor of the York-Hanover Trolley Line that ran between the two cities in the early 1900s. Currently, about a quarter of that distance is open in two disconnected trail segments.
The section in Hanover begins at Moul Field and extends for 1.57 miles to Gitts Run Road. A few miles northeast, another segment is open in the Jackson Township in the town of Spring Grove from the East Constitution Avenue Trailhead to Martin Road for 1.45 miles. Another trailhead is located along Hershey Road about at its midpoint.
At the beginning of June 2022, a newly paved 0.37-mile section of trail opened to the public. Built on an abandoned Genesee & Wyoming rail line in the town of Spring Grove, the trail splits from the existing crushed limestone section of the Hanover Trolley Trail near the East Constitution Trailhead. Diverging from the main trail segment, the path heads southwest and ends by the intersection of East Railroad Street & South Main St (also known as Route 116 or Hanover Road).
By providing pedestrians and bicyclists with an alternative to busy roads and traffic, this new trail segment offers a safe route to & from the center of town. Future plans call for the development of 8.5 miles of the abandoned G&W railroad right-of-way into a rail trail. Gates, fencing, and signs will also be added.
There is parking for this trail available along Hershey Rd. just north of Spring Grove. and at the southern end of this northern section along E Railroad St. In Hanover, there is parking along the southern endpoint along Moul Ave.
See TrailLink Map for more detailed directions.
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