About Us

The Trail Town Program® is an initiative of The Progress Fund working in small rural towns across western Pennsylvania and western Maryland, focusing on community and economic development around trail tourism and outdoor recreation. The purpose of the Program is to ensure that trail communities and businesses maximize the economic potential of the regions trails. The Program also works to address trail-wide issues and opportunities through regional cooperation and to build the connection between trail and town.

Program Goals

  1. Retain, expand, and increase revenues of existing businesses
  2. Recruit sustainable new businesses
  3. Facilitate collective action by the Trail Towns to create a world class recreational destination
  4. Improve the buildings and infrastructure in each town to create a visitor friendly destination