Category: Land Trails
Trail Management Structures in PA

Trail Management Structures in PA

June 3, 2021By: Zhenya Nalywayko

Whenever a new trail project is considered, questions immediately arise about who will own the trail, who will maintain it, and who will be liable for it. When that trail passes through multiple municipalities, which is very common in the...

Public Lands Rides: A Big Success!

Public Lands Rides: A Big Success!

October 22, 2020By: Helena Kotala

This past September, under many days of sunny skies and mild temperatures, cyclists from throughout the Commonwealth took to gravel roads as part of this year’s edition of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Public Lands Ride. What began as a contingency...

Pennsylvania Legacies #129

Pennsylvania Legacies #129

August 28, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The 2020 PEC Public Lands Ride showcases some of the best trail-riding in the state, and this year’s ride features an expanded lineup of routes in state parks and forests. Organizers Helena Kotala and Frank Maguire explain how they overhauled...

Running the Virtual GAP Relay

Running the Virtual GAP Relay

July 27, 2020By: Liz Woodwell

For the second year, PEC is proud to serve as sustainability partner for the GAP Relay, a 150-mile relay race along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Learn more about the partnership here. 2020 has been an interesting year for racing,...

Tacony Creek Trail in the Spotlight

Tacony Creek Trail in the Spotlight

June 19, 2020By: Laura Stark

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named Philadelphia’s Tacony Creek Trail as its Trail of the Month for June 2020. Through our partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department, PEC played an instrumental role in creating both the trail and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed...

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

June 9, 2020

State College — Pennsylvanians took to trails and greenways in unprecedented numbers during March and April, according to an analysis of 67 non-motorized trail systems throughout Pennsylvania. Research commissioned by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) found that trail traffic spiked...