Pennsy Trail of Hancock County aims to connect the separated Cumberland Pennsy Trail to the Greenfield Pennsy Trail and beyond. Please help us continue to improve the health, safety, and economic development of Hancock County. Help by making a donation to the Pennsy Trails of Hancock County, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
The National Road Heritage Trail aims to be Indiana’s first cross-state multiuse trail with 150 miles from Terre haute to Richmond using the former Pennsylvania and Vandalia rail corridors, where possible, and closely following the Historic National Road US 40. Several segments in Central Indiana are called the Pennsy after the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The Pennsy Trails in Hancock County group was established in 2013 to complete the missing 10.5 miles in Hancock County just east of Indianapolis, Indiana. This included a 4.5 mile gap between Cumberland & Greenfield, and 6 miles east of Greenfield to the county line.
Both Marion County to the west of Hancock, and Henry to east are also working to complete their segments of the National Road Heritage Trail which is now 47% completed across the state. The Pennsy route has been negotiated several times based on community input. Pennsy Trail updates are provided in public meetings, Greenfield Reporter, New Palestine Press, the Penny Trails web site, our Facebook page, Greenfield and New Palestine Chambers of Commerce, small group meetings, Pennsy events, local events, & posted in local businesses. Completing the Pennsy is a vital route in the Central Indiana Regional Bikeways Plan and the Hancock County Trails Plan.
Benefits of Local Trails
Exercise by walking, running, or cycling on the trail.
Dedicated trails are safer for individuals and motorist.
Trails increase the property values of nearby homes.
Support the Trails
The majority of donations (with the exception of administrative costs) go directly to trail purchase and construction of the Pennsy Trails.
Our group raised enough money and support for the county to purchase the section between 400 West and 500 West. This property and trailhead was made possible by the Department of Natural Resources, The Town of Cumberland, Washington Village Apartments, the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, Hancock County Community Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, and other proud donors listed on our website and the donor sign. Donations helped construct this segment, purchase new land, and fund trail amenities such as the Sugar Creek Watershed.
Interested in being a corporate sponsor?
That’s great! All our corporate sponsors can showcase their logo at the top of our Supporters page with a link to their website. If you are interested in becoming one of our corporate sponsors you may contact PennsyTrails@gmail.com