The Pennsy Trail

The Pennsy Trail


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Opened to the Public: 2010

The Cumberland Pennsy Trail is one of the town's greatest assets, and preserves the legacy of the Pennsylvania Railroad corridor through Cumberland while providing a place for recreation throughout the entire community. The trail features a unique Solar System Model, which is laid out in scale along the trail. The educational information at each planet is a great learning opportunity for families and schools alike. Travel the same corridor by foot or bike that President Herbert Hoover traveled via his train as well as the funeral train of Abraham Lincoln en route to Indianapolis.

Trail Rules & Etiquette

Finding the Pennsy Trail
Trail access can be gained from the new ending terminus near CR 600 W and U.S. 40, where there is a parking lot. Access can also be gained from CR 700 W or German Church Road (The Originating Terminus of the Cumberland Portion

1434654625_21745_oHistory: President Hoover visits Cumberland via train on the Pennsylvania Railroad (Now the Pennsy Trail)

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Cumberland residents explore the solar system via the Pennsy Trail.

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Some of Cumberland's youngest residents explore the Pennsy Trail next to one of the keystone shaped mile markers. The keystone was the identifying emblem of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Cumberland residents take on the Pennsy Trail, heading East towards CR 700 W.