The Homestead Trail starts in South Lincoln starts at the Jamica/Homestead trail head and finishes in the town of Beatrice Nebraska. The trail runs from North to South and is a crushed limestone surface. The Homestead Trail winds through acres of farmland and skirts the tiny villages of Roca and Princeton. The trail then runs through the city of Cortland. The 9 mile section from Cortland to Pickrell winds through dense tree cover and crosses over many restored railroad trestles. The Homestead Trail ends in downtown Beatrice. The Gage County Historical Society and Museum is located at the Beatrice trailhead in the restored Burlington Railroad Depot Passenger Station originally built in 1906.