The Spring Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the York County Rail Trail Authority's (YCRTA) Adopt-The-Trolley Trail Pledge program. The Chamber pledged to "adopt" the 3/4 mile section of the Hanover Trolley Trail stretching from Hershey Road to Martin Road. This section is currently under construction with a completion date of July 2012.
The Chamber will assist the York County Rail Trail Authority (YCRTA) in insuring that the Hanover Trolley Trail be maintained as a high quality trail for the recreation, enjoyment and education of the public.Once the trail is open, the Chamber's responsibilities will consist of light maintenance such as litter pick-up, keeping drainage grates clear of debris, and raking the trail surface as well as inspections for monthly reports.
Our section of the Hanover Trolley Trail will be from the parking area at Hershey Road east to Martin Road. This is a continuation of the existing 3/4 mile section of the trail that travels west from the parking area into Spring Grove at East Constitution Ave. The distance of both sections combined is 1.5 miles. At the Hershey Road parking area are 2 benches and a roofed picnic table.
Hershey Road - Main Parking Lot - From RT 116 east of Spring Grove, turn onto Sprenkle Road. Proceed approx. 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Hershey Road. Parking is on the right.
Constitution Avenue - Heading west on Main Street in Spring Grove, turn left onto East Constitution Avenue. Proceed approx. .2 miles to a small parking lot. Most access the trail at this location by walking.
May 4, 2012 - Sixty Spring Grove Area Middle School students planted 40 trees and 800 flowering plants/grasses along the berm as a community service learning project with instructors from Sylva Native Nursery in Glen Rock, PA.
Mid-May, 2012 - Jackson Township workers were nearing completion of their donation to clear the corridor and install the drainage system for the section of trail between Hershey and Martin Roads. Shiloh Paving will next install the fencing and gates, place the trail subsurface and finished surface, and pave the parking lot.
Visit the York County Rail Trail Authority to learn more about the Hanover Trolley Trail.
View the Hanover Trolley Trail brochure.