Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails
The online hub for Pennsylvania’s greenway and trail community
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.View Resource
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.Learn More
Explore examples of conservation land and trail signage at WeConservePA’s sign gallery.
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]