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Trailside Lodging Opens in McKeesport

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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

Creative Concepts Along The Erie to Pittsburgh Trail “The Chicken Coop – Studio 306”

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Trail users enjoy the beauty and recreation of the Oil Region’s trails and now these cyclists will have the opportunity to enjoy art and educational workshops, lectures, and small events at “The Chicken Coop- Studio 306”, located in the historic old Crawford school building known as’ The Crawford Center” – 511 Hill Street, Emlenton, Pa. 16373. “The Chicken Coop – … Continue reading

Make Your Bike Share Your Own!

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Bike sharing programs have been growing in popularity as alternative transportation and have become very popular in major cities across the U.S. Bike share programs offered the community alternative, inexpensive, short distance transportation. Within the past year the City of Pittsburgh, PA has recently launched its bike share program, Healthy Ride, run by Pittsburgh Bike Share. This program has 50 … Continue reading

Fall Trail Town Workshops!

The Trail Town Program® is happy to announce our fall Trail Town Workshops. There will be two workshops held over two weeks covering various topics. Monday, November 9th – Crawford Center, Emlenton, PA – FREE Trip Planning and Marketing – 1:30 – 4:30pm Registration will begin at 1pm. This workshop will feature speakers from, Venture Outdoors, Wilderness Voyagers, Allegheny Outfitters, … Continue reading

Greening Your Business

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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