Trail Users

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

River, Trail, Tranquility

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The Erie to Pittsburgh Trail has brought many visitors to the valley along the Allegheny River. This historic region offers itself to recreation at its finest. Forest, streams and mountains create many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The trail finds its way to Emlenton, Pa. which happens to be the birth place of natural gas in America. Emlenton is a … Continue reading

The West Virginia Sojourn!

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It’s an incredible journey through wildlife-filled forests, historic towns and breathtaking tunnels that will give you the best of what the Mountain State has to offer. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is proud to present the West Virginia Sojourn—latest ride in our 2016 Sojourn Series. Join us June 19-22 for a wild and wonderful adventure on West Virginia’s scenic North Bend Rail Trail. … 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

PA DCNR Grants Have Been Announced!

On January 28, 2016, DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn announced investment of $28 million for 176 projects across Pennsylvania. These project will focus on conserving our natural resources and help to revitalize local communities. Some of these exciting projects related to trail trails are as follows: Homestead Borough: Building a 1 mile connector trail from the Great Allegheny Passage to the … Continue reading