The Heart of Hanover Walking Trail consists of about 20 initial wayside markers, detailed, well-illustrated outdoor story boards. The trail was funded by Explore York and implemented by Main Street Hanover and executive director Justine Trucksess. Working with a host of historians, native Hanoverian Matthew Jackson served as chief editor. Hanover’s L2 Brands provided support and design services.

HEART OF HANOVER WALKING TRAIL STOP NO. 1 – Hanover Commons

Hanover Commons. This plot of land exemplifies a trend in York County that we see today: Land set aside for agrarian use eventually is supplanted by industrial and other commercial uses. Here it happened in the heart of Hanover. Development often moves on to greener pastures unless intentionally checked. In this case, buildings and businesses helped support Hanover in the Industrial Revolution. Both agrarian and industrial uses support a statement on the marker: ‘All were testament to Hanover’s creative pride and longstanding work ethic, whose hands-on, can-do, self-reliant spirit helped build a community that thrives to this day.’
Heart of Hanover Walking Trail Stop No. 2 – (Under construction)