Trail Town Certified Network

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

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

GAP and EPT Lodging Surveys

The Trail Town Program® is updating data and information about available lodging and camping in around the Great Allegheny Passage and Erie to Pittsburgh (Titusville to Foxburg area) trails.  The brief survey includes a few questions such as type of facility, number of rooms/sites, and trail traffic. To kick off 2016, Trail Town Program® staff and partners will be gathering … Continue reading

Greening Your Business

Looking to green your business and go sustainable and not sure where to start? Putting together a sustainability plan may seem daunting but actually can be very simple and easy to get started. When looking to start any sustainability plan, ideally you should begin with an assessment. The majority of assessments will look at the functions of the building, equipment … Continue reading

Get Charged Up at Savage River Lodge

This June you will truly be able to travel off the grid in Western Maryland. The Savage River Lodge, a Trail Town Certified Network member, has been an ecotourism destination since 2011 and their commitment to sustainability has gone above and beyond. Guest have the option to stay in sustainably built private cabins or yurts powered by 325 solar panels … Continue reading