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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 on the trail gap between Munster and Schererville was completed in the summer of 2020. This segment features an at-grade railroad crossing under US-41. Continuing south, the greenway passes Redar Park, travels under US 30 and runs through a mix of industrial and residential properties to the trailhead at Rohrman Park’s baseball fields. The next phase will see the trail extended Rohrman Park to Clark Road on the edge of Crown Point.
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.
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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