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2020 Pennsylvania Annual Trails Report

The report highlights the accomplishments of Pennsylvania’s trail community that was achieved throughout 2020.

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Trails for All People: Guidance for Accessibility and Inclusive Design

This manual explores BMPs for pursuing the inclusive planning, design, construction, and management of pedestrian trails that are usable by all people.

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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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Host the 2025 PA Greenways & Trails Summit

Applications are being accepted until January 14.

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2022 Regional Trail Workshop Grants

Applications are being accepted until January 27.

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Trail News

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Submit your latest trail news to WeConservePA.

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Get Involved

Looking to volunteer to help build, maintain, or improve a trail? There are hundreds of trail groups in PA.

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Explore Pennsylvania Trails

Find trails for walking, biking, and more in Pennsylvania

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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: http://www.greenways.com]