September 19, 5:00PM | Bicentennial Tower | 1 State St.
(walking distance from the convention center and hotels)

This terminus will serve as the location for trail users to begin or end their trail journey. It will be a location that will be visited by millions of visitors of the trail and Erie bay front. Once the trail is completed, it will connect roughly 270 miles of trail is western Pennsylvania. This trail will encourage economic development in the region and promote improved quality of life through an active lifestyle.

Join the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance as they celebrate with partners to dedicate the northern terminus “Mile 0” of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and honor Jim Holden the visionary of this long-distance trail. This event is open to the public at no cost.


Welcome | Barney Scholl, EPTA President


  • DCNR Secretary, Cindy Adams Dunn
  • Erie County Executive, Kathy Dahlkemper
  • Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald
  • John Holden, son of Jim Holden, visionary of the EPT

Acknowledgments | Courtney Mahronich Vita, Friends of the Riverfront
Unveiling | County Executives and Secretary Dunn
Closing |

The Reception

Special guests and registered summit participants will enjoy an evening of mingling near “Mile 0” of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. The theme of the reception is Holden’s Dream honoring the visionary of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. We will be featuring “Holden’s Dream,” brewed by TrAil to Ales, a local micro-brewery in Jim’s hometown in Franklin, PA, to honor him and the trails.

The reception is sponsored by the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the Oil Region Alliance.