In The Towns

Trailside Lodging Opens in McKeesport

On Friday, July 8, Trail Town McKeesport opened the McKeesport Hostel in Gergely Riverfront Park. The new hostel fills the much needed amenity of inexpensive lodging in McKeesport for those riding on the Great Allegheny Passage. The new hostel is operated by the McKeesport Trail Commission. The hostel was formerly used as a snack bar. Now, this building has four … Continue reading

Live Music during Heritage Days in Cumberland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Leyh, Downtown Promotions Director Telephone: (301) 724-3655 ext 103 Cell: (301) 697-4095 Email: steven.leyh@cumberlandmd.gov Jam Band – Fletcher’s Grove, Fab Four Tribute – Beatlemania Now! Performing Friday and Saturday Night Concerts at Canal Place Come celebrate Heritage Days Weekend on Friday and Saturday nights with free concerts at Canal Place as part of Cumberland Comes … Continue reading

Few more volunteers needed – Trail Counts

Last year two synchronized trail counts took place at popular trail access areas on the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. Volunteers were located at trailheads between Titusville and Foxburg to measure trail traffic and collect zip code data from cyclists. Last year, volunteers tracked visitors from across western PA as well as the Cleveland and Akron areas and both North and … Continue reading

Introducing Trip Itineraries – First Up, Boston & McKeesport

Over the next few months, Trail Town Program® will be sharing some sample trip itineraries of things to see and do beyond the trail.  With spring in the air and cyclists preparing to hit the trail, our first itinerary will take us to the Great Allegheny Passage with stops to Boston and McKeesport. Located between miles 120 and 126 along … Continue reading

2015 Trail Surveys Show Growing Interest in Outdoor Recreation and Trail Amenities

In 2015, the Trail Town Program® conducted two surveys to collect data from trail users. The General Trail User Survey took a broad approach and looked at trail users across the country. Trail construction has been increasing across the United States. With millions of users utilizing these trails, they have the potential to generate significant economic impact in communities and … Continue reading