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YCRTA Open & Ongoing Projects

Northern Extension of HRTCP

Phase 1, 1A and 2 are now complete and open to the public. These phases total 4.2 miles of completed trail from John Rudy County Park to RT 30, leaving a gap of approximately 1.5 miles of trail to be built in order to make the connection to York City.


Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Attention Rail Trail users, the adjoining railroad tracks are now active. The Steam into History excursion train is using the railroad tracks along the Rail Trail. (From New Freedom to Hanover Junction Train Station). Expect to see a train at any time while enjoying a trip on the trail. Where the trail crosses the railroad tracks, check both directions before proceeding. For those interested in Steam into History click here for the train schedule steamintohistory.com.

Heritage Rail Trail County Park extends more than twenty-one miles, this park winds through scenic areas of southern York County.

The ADA trail is a 10-foot wide compacted stone surface designed for hiking, bicycling, running, horseback riding, as well as winter sports such as crosscountry skiing and snow shoeing.


Hanover Trolley Trail

Phase 2 in Penn Township was completed in 2013

In the early 1900s, the trolley lines of the York Railway Company served the needs of many county residents for both business and leisure travel. Weekday routes served daily commuters, while weekends featured special cars to picnic groves, churches and shops.


Municipal Projects Supported by YCRTA

Red Lion Mile



Ma & Pa Community Greenway

Status:     UNDER STUDY


YCRTA Completed Studies

Gettysburg to Hanover Trail Feasibility Study

The trail will connect Gettysburg in Adams County with Hanover in York County. Passing by rolling farmland, the trail will provide access to Adams County and its rich historic resources and landscape.



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