from the former Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad built by Robert H. Coleman
in the 1880's, the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail follows a route rich
with social and economic history.
In the old days, special passenger trains carried visitors to the
popular summer resort community of Mt. Gretna.
During the 1800's and early 1900's, the railroad also provided transport
to the Pennsylvania National Guard training encampment near Mt. Gretna.
Eventually passenger service ceased, and the Pennsylvania Railroad
aquired the line.
Freight service to the main line in Lancaster County continued until
Hurricane Agnes washed out sections of the track in 1972.
In 1999 Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails aquired the corridor to develop
a multi-use trail