Trails and Recreation
Guardians of History
For more than a century, freight trains traversing the Redbank Valley passed through the Climax Tunnel. But when the railroad left, the tunnel fell into disrepair. Now, after an extensive restoration project, the Climax Tunnel is open to bike and foot traffic as part of the scenic Redbank Valley Trail, making it the first of Pennsylvania’s Top Ten Trail Gaps to be closed.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports Pennsylvania’s thriving outdoor recreation industry, employing Pennsylvanians and generating wealth for communities. Failing to reauthorize LWCF would be a serious blow to our economy.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund makes Pennsylvania communities happier, healthier places to live by supporting development of parks, playgrounds, and greenspace. But without congressional reauthorization, that support could disappear.
Investing in Conservation
Funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund helps protect wildlife habitat, improve water quality, and preserve open space for Pennsylvanians to enjoy. But those benefits could disappear if Congress doesn’t vote to reauthorize the Fund by September 30.
“Nothing but opportunity” with Blairsville trail bridge
Blairsville, PA has all the makings of a vibrant trail town — the only thing missing is a bridge to connect the community with nearby trail networks. Now, after more than 20 years of planning, it’s about to become a reality.
Ticket to Ride
You’ve heard of rails-to-trails… why not rails AND trails? The NEPA Trails Forum takes a ride on the historic Stourbridge Line through the northern Poconos.
Celebrating the opening of the Climax Tunnel with Redbank Valley Trails Association President Sandy Mateer.
Rebel Rebel Float Trip
What’s the connection between kayaking, the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, and David Bowie?
The Mon River Towns initiative and Venture Outdoors co-hosted the Rebel Rebel Float Trip on August 6th, 2017. The outing received funding through the Pennsylvania River Sojourn Program administered by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), an affiliate of PEC.
2017 International Trails Symposium
PEC visits the 2017 International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.
Seventh Annual PEC Environment Ride
PEC held the Annual Environment Ride in June 2017. Follow PEC staff, donors and riders throughout Pennsylvania and learn about PEC’s former and upcoming trail development initiatives.
Sixth Annual PEC Environment Ride
The sixth annual PEC Environment took place from June 3-5, 2016. Participants spent the weekend biking through the scenic trails of Southeast Pennsylvania, showcasing the beauty of Doylestown, Bethlehem, and Northern Bucks County.