Big Walnut Community Trail extends for 2/3 of a mile along a former railroad bed in the heart of the village of Sunbury. Walkers can see a variety of interesting plants they won't find elsewhere in Preservation Parks, including horsetail and common mullein.
Watch for the catbirds, groundhogs and other wildlife as you enjoy this quiet gravel trail. Big Walnut Community Trail was donated to the Park District by Walter and Kathy Sandel in 1990.
Funding for the trail conversion was provided by a Nature Works grant. The Trailhouse, which was a former depot, was purchased in 2002.
In 2011, Preservation Parks leased the Trailhouse to the Delaware County Model Railroaders. The group
has created a model railroad set-up, with multiple tracks, trains and buildings. Public open houses are
held one weekend per month; please click here for more information.