Greenways & Trails Summit

September 19 – 21, 2021 | Erie, PA

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Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Trails

Creating and Implementing Policies for Accessibility and Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Update to COVID-19 Impacts Report

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has released an update to COVID-19’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Non-Motorized Trails.

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Planning and Management for Multi-Use Trails

September 10 – 11, 2021 | Welkenweir

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Central Pennsylvania Conservancy Secures First Trail Easement on the South Mountain Trolley Greenway

The South Mountain Trolley Greenway is a proposed 8-mile trail following the former Cumberland Valley Railroad corridor between Dillsburg and Mechanicsburg.

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Last Mile of Pennypack Trail in Montgomery County is Complete

The last 0.83 of mile of the Pennypack Trail Extension at Byberry Road to County Line Road is another piece of the Circuit Trails network.

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Building the Sheepskin Trail

The Sheepskin Trail is a Fayette County “rail trail” project that will travel approximately 34 miles from Dunbar Township to Point Marion Borough.

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Who Does What?

Pennsylvania’s thousands of miles of greenways and land and water trails are created, maintained, and managed by scores of local trail groups, as well as local municipalities, counties, and state agencies.

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Trail of the Year

The Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail is Pennsylvania’s 2021 Trail of the Year!

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Benefits of Trails

From higher property values to better health, trails provide numerous benefits.

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What’s a greenway?

Greenways are corridors of land recognized for their ability to connect people and places together. These ribbons of open space are located within linear corridors that are either natural, such as rivers and streams, or manmade, such as abandoned railroad beds and utility corridors. Greenways, as vegetated buffers protect natural habitats, improve water quality and reduce the impacts of flooding in floodplain areas. Most greenways contain trails, which enhance existing recreational opportunities, provide routes for alternative transportation, and improve the overall quality of life in an area. [source:]