The Trail Town Certified Network is an exclusive network for businesses that reside in Trail Towns along major trail Corridors. This year we are expanding the Trail Town Certified Network beyond the Great Allegheny Passage to now include, The Trans-Allegheny Trail, The Montour Trail, The Sheepskin Trail and The Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Systems.
To become a member of the Trail Town Certified Network, business and organizations need to participate in a free assessment with a Trail Town Program® member that looks at your sustainable and trail friendly practices. The assessment only takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Once your assessment is completed you will receive a report from the administering Trail Town Program® member highlighting your best practices and giving you areas of opportunities in your business or organization.
To give you some examples of what is being done by current Trail Town Certified Network members, in West Newton, PA the Bright Morning Bed and Breakfast offers bike cleaning and storage to all of the guests staying. They also offer guest the option to not have linens washed daily to cut back on their water use. In Rockwood, PA, The Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House restored and preserved a century old lumber, feed mill, and opera house in a one stop shop for trail users. They offer a variety of homemade goods and a number of local craft venders. Currently there are nearly forty businesses members in the Trail Town Certified Network.
Becoming a member of the Trail Town Certified Network would be a great advantage to businesses and organizations within Trail Towns. Businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to network with similar organizations not only in their town, but along their trail corridors as well. As a member of Trail Town Certified you will be able to share your recognition with trail users to attract more to visitors.