From coal towns to trail towns: rebuilding Appalachia

The Allegheny Front dug into our impact along the trail towns— and the stories of the lives it changed. Like Rod Darby, who had a great idea, but hit a snag when banks “weren’t sure about this trail thing.” Guess what? We were. And that’s just 1 piece of a major movement along the Great Allegheny Passage. Check out the full … Continue reading

Here are all the secrets to our $50M Trail Town success.

Trail Town official guide book

That’s right— all our secrets, for free.  We were the first to put the Trail Town ideas into action… so we learned a lot. But we also proved that trails can drive local economies. The Great Allegheny Passage is boasting a massive $50 million impact this year. Now, we’re sharing everything we learned so other trailside communities can follow our … Continue reading

2017 Emlenton Summer Festival

Save the date for the 2017 Emlenton Summer Festival on July 7-9! The festival will be held on Prospect Street in trail town Emlenton, PA. Join them for their Summer Festival, held annually the second weekend in July. The town-wide yard sale kicks off the weekend on Friday at 8am, followed by the Jr. Fishing Derby. On Saturday, you’ll find … Continue reading

Coraopolis Train Station Project

The Coraopolis Train Station was built in 189 by Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. This station serviced passengers between Beaver County and Pittsburgh. Now the station is currently undergoing renovations to restore the station for new use. The station was purchased by the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation in 2006. The goal for the project is to restore the historic landmark … Continue reading

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