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The Pennsy Greenway stretches between Calumet City, Illinois, and Schererville, Indiana. The trail begins at the southern end of the Burnham Greenway on the eastern edge of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Green Lake Woods. The trail proceeds south to Bernice Road, crosses under I-80/94 and continues southeast through residential neighborhoods to just past the Illinois-Indiana state line. At Fisher Street, the trail links directly with Lake County's Monon Trail and a local bike path.
The trail on Fisher Street sits in an electric utility corridor. It then heads south along Calumet Avenue down to 45th Street. From here, the Pennsy Greenway runs adjacent to the sprawling Centennial Park, a new golf course and residential developments. Local bike paths allow for longer routes north, west and east. Construction of the 4th section of the greenway between Rohman Park and Clark Rd. near Crown Point was completed in May 2023.
The 14.5 mile Pennsy Greenway is part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Great American Rail-Trail, which spans the United States between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.
In the north, parking and direct trail access can be found at Green Lake Woods on the north side of 159th Street/US 6. The Lansing Community Garden also offers limited parking on Sherman Street.
For the trail segment in Munster, park at Centennial Park off Calumet Avenue. In Schererville, park in the large parking lot between E. Joliet Street and E. Wilhelm Street or at the lot on Reiplinger Road. Redar Park also has a large parking lot off Austin Avenue on Park Street. At the trail’s southern terminus, park at Rohrman Park on Rohrman Road.
The map needs an update, the trail now goes all the way to crown point
This is a nice smooth trail for all types of bikes, but it's hard to find and follow. And you'll run into construction on Calumet Avenue in Indiana.
This trail is smooth Note: the map here has not been updated... there is no longer a break in the trail south of Main Street at the Munster /Schererville boarder
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