Community Leaders Re-Pursue Water Trail Recommendation

April 30, 2015 The Kittanning Paper
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While there are seven trails for hiking and biking throughout Armstrong County, more than a dozen officials met last night to discuss establishing a water trail.

Armstrong County Tourist Bureau Director Kevin Andrews defined the concept – first recommended during the Middle Allegheny River Conservation Plan developed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in November 2005.

“We’re not really building a trail – the river is the trail,” Andrews said. “We would be developing a map with access points – hazardous areas, locks, bike and pedestrian trails – and it would have the towns and various points of interest – such as libraries, restaurants and campgrounds/hotels – for anybody using the river to help them coming into town while using it for recreational purposes.”

Tourist Bureau Board Member Neil Andritz (owner of The Rivers Edge Canoe and Kayak, LLC) brought up the recommendations at a board meeting earlier this year…

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