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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 Road 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.
Parking is available at multiple points along the route.
At the northern end, parking and direct trail access can be found at the Green Lake Woods parking lot by the Aquatic Center (1100 River Oaks Dr, Calumet City).
In Munster, park at Centennial Park (1005 S Centennial Dr, Munster), which has two large parking lots—one by the playground and one by the dog park.
In Schererville, park at Plum Creek Park, in the lot running along Reiplinger Road between E Wilhelm Street and Austin Avenue, or at Redar Memorial Park (217 Gregory St, Schererville).
Near the southern end of the trail in Crown Point, parking is available at Rohrman Park (6750 Rohrman Rd, Crown Point).
Visit the TrailLink map for all parking locations, detailed directions, and transit options.
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