Trail Town Program

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

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

Seeking Trail User Information!

We are currently conducting a survey to find out what trail users are looking for during their journeys on the trail. Please take our survey and share it out! Survey Results will be available between October and November 2015. Any questions regarding this survey please contact us.

Trail Town Program® Continues to Maximize Opportunities

Greensburg, PA – Trail season is in full swing across western Pennsylvania, and nearby communities are looking to connect with the growing number of trails users.  The Progress Fund’s Trail Town Program® is working to maximize business opportunities in the Trail Town communities by providing ongoing technical assistance towards revitalization. Recently the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Community … Continue reading

Adios Amigos!

Adios Amigos! Today is the last day of my fellowship with the Trail Town Program and the Student Conservation Association. It is amazing to think how quickly the past ten months have flown and how much I’ve grown professionally and personally. Some of the goals we set initially at the beginning of my fellowship was to increase the Trail Town … Continue reading