DCNR and WeConservePA Publish 2023 Pennsylvania Trails Annual Report

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Trails at Jakes Rocks Selected as 2024 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

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Ten Shelters in Ten (+) Years

Guest blog by authors Tina Toole and Shawn Weishaar

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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 Mount Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail is Pennsylvania’s 2023 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: http://www.greenways.com]