On June 2, approximately 50 rail trail supporters gathered along Railroad Street in Spring Grove, PA, to mark the completion of the first phase for an expansion of the Hanover Trolley Trail. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Lori Yeich described the project as a “tiny acorn” at just 0.3 miles, from which will grow a “mighty oak” as the York County Rail Trail Authority begins its project to convert 8.5 miles of dormant rail line into new rail trail miles.
Speeches by York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler and Explore York President Laura Gurreri echoed the importance of trails to the county’s outdoor economy. State Representative Seth Grove thanked the Rail Trail Authority for its continued efforts to provide quality rail trails for all residents and visitors to enjoy.
Pixelle Specialty Solutions of Spring Grove was recognized as event sponsor.
Many partners in the project were invited to cut the ribbon. Photos below.
REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE National Trails Day on June 4 by doing something special to support your favorite trail. Improve a trailhead garden, build a picnic table, donate some bird nesting boxes, sign up to serve on a committee, email or write an elected official telling them how much you appreciate your local trail, make an online donation.
Get involved! You’ll feel great!
This event was proudly hosted by York County Rail Trail Authority with funding from: Explore York, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the County of York.