Outdoor recreation is one of the few economic sectors that grew during the pandemic and it has continued to grow as individuals and families have picked up new hobbies and formed new traditions. This was the message by Governor Shapiro at an announcement on September 6th in Fayette County, PA. The Progress Fund was mentioned for its role in providing … Continue reading
Longtime bed & breakfast owners are looking to retire. Here is a nice property for someone that is looking for a trailside business opportunity.
The Great Allegheny Passage crosses over the Casselman River on a 226 foot long old RR bridge covered by a new wooden deck. That’s at Milepost 61 in the Trail Town of Confluence. From the middle of the bridge crossing, you can see the old 2-story yellow school on the far right bank. Immersion Research, an outdoor gear manufacturer occupies … Continue reading
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) happened because of people. People that had a vision and wanted to ride it. People that went about the job of building it. People that promoted it and those that are maximizing the GAP’s economic potential. The story of the GAP’s success is captured by what these “Placemakers” now have to say or have written. … Continue reading
We often get asked “What was the single most important thing you did that made your Trail Town Program® successful?” The answer is always the same, that we have money and the willingness to make loans to new and expanding trail-related businesses. And, we are as flexible as possible when we make those critical loans. We adjust to less than … Continue reading