The Trail Town Program® has established and continues to establish critical connections with various organizations locally, regionally, and nationally to ensure the success of the Program in Trail Town communities.


Partnerships are an important aspect to the success of the Trail Town Program®. Through partnerships we have been able to work towards and accomplish our program goals across the Trail Towns. Each partner that we work with have a stake in the success of their Trail Town community and it is important to bring them in as partners to help them achieve their goals.

These partners financially support the Trail Town Program®:

  • Anonymous donor
  • Appalachian Regional Commission of Maryland
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Colcom Foundation
  • The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, Inc.
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development?
  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • The Student Conservation Association
  • United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

Others have provided specific project support, including:

  • Allegheny Trail Alliance
  • Columbia Gas
  • Community Foundation of the Alleghenies
  • Community Foundation of Fayette County
  • Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau County Tourism Programs (Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties)
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
  • Preservation Pennsylvania
  • Preserve America
  • Rockwood Rotary
  • Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association
  • The Sprout Fund

We greatly appreciate use of photos owned and taken by the following:

  • Allegheny Trail Alliance
  • Bill Merlavage
  • Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
  • Paul g. Wiegman
  • Rick Armstrong
  • Jamie Martina
  • Trail Town Program & Outreach Corps
  • Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance
  • City of Franklin
  • Cathy Kentzel
  • Titusville Trail Town Action Team