Category: Land Trails
Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in the Nation

Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in the Nation

September 3, 2015By: Tony Spagnoli

Local lawmakers and environmental officials gathered Wednesday along the banks of the Schuylkill River to celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail’s distinction as the “best urban trail” in the nation, according to a poll by USA TODAY. USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $1.5 Million for Trails

July 7, 2015Philanthropy News Digest

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has announced a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation in support of development of a trail network in Bucks, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties. The two-year grant will enable PEC to focus its efforts on...

Advocates Peddle Development on Sheepskin Trail

June 27, 2015Trib Total Media

The proposed Sheepskin Trail that would connect Dunbar with Point Marion via a 32-mile rails-to-trails path that runs through Uniontown has the potential to be part of one of the best trail systems in the nation, linking a Pittsburgh-to-Washington, D.C.,...

‘Suburban Forest’ Expands in NEPA

June 14, 2015Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Turning off Route 307, district forester Nicholas Lylo’s Ford Explorer scaled the edge of a plateau until a gap in the forest canopy revealed the urban scene below. Beyond the screen of oak, chestnut and red maple lay...

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,400-mile regional network of trails spanning four states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...