Check out this video highlighting the Mid State Trail, Pennsylvania’s 2019 Trail of the Year. It showcases the beautiful scenery along the trail and the hard work of volunteers who maintain it.
DCNR is currently accepting letters of interest for four Trails Advisory Committee appointments representing the following user groups:
- Four-wheel driving
- ATV riding
- Two members at large
The committee is charged with implementing the recommendations of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to develop a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles. Appointed members will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by October 31.
Do you love hiking or taking a peaceful walk in the woods? Volunteer to help the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) create a new 2.6-mile trail that many others will enjoy! Join at WPC’s Toms Run Nature Reserve in Allegheny County on September 21 at 10 a.m. to blaze the trail followed by a fun picnic. The Conservancy will provide food, drinks, and lawn games—just bring yourself, a water bottle, and some work boots.
With the award of a project grant from REI Pittsburgh, Hollow Oak Land Trust is working to install over 400 feet of new boardwalk along the Meeks Run Trail. This boardwalk is designed to help trail users stay high and dry, while allowing the wet terrain along Meeks Run to revegetate and serve as more productive wildlife habitat.
At two recent Monday Trail Luv sessions, volunteers have built over 300 feet of boardwalk with just over 100 feet to go. For more info on getting involved in this project, please visit the Hollow Oak Facebook page or email [email protected]
The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have published the 2018 Annual Trails Report, which highlights and recognizes key trail accomplishments of 2018. The report illustrates the great dedication of many trail planners, builders, volunteers, funders, and advocates to advance the goal of having a trail within 15 minutes of every citizen to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles.
Thanks to their continued efforts, citizens have greater access to trails than ever before and Pennsylvania has become one of the premier destinations in the United States for trail-based tourism.