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Category: Trails & Recreation

City of Chester Unveils Eyre Park Levee Walk Trail Project

March 29, 2021Chester Matters Blog

The city of Chester today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Eyre Park Levee Walk. Attendees included Chester City Council, the Stormwater Authority of Chester staff, representatives from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the East Coast Greenway...

State’s newest greenway links the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers

September 18, 2020Penn Live

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcestoday announced the official designation of the Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway as a Statewide Major Greenway. The 85-mile greenway spans Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties and allows users to travel between the Schuylkill...

TrailOff Mobile App Premieres September 2020 During FringeArts Festival

August 11, 2020Broadway World

TrailOff is a new mobile app premiering in September of 2020 during the fall’s FringeArts Festival that brings its users a cutting edge artistic experience that is equal parts immersive theater, GPS-triggered technological “magic” and connection to nature. This mixed...

COVID-19’s impact on trail usage

July 14, 2020North Central PA

“Across Pennsylvania, in both rural and urban areas, people got outside in unprecedented numbers following the rise of the pandemic,” reveals a new study on local trail usage. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, or PEC, works to improve and create more...

State Parks continue to see surge in visitors

June 28, 2020Fox 56 WOLF

Pennsylvania’s 121 State Parks are seeing a surge in visitors this year, including right here in Luzerne County. According to park officials at Frances Slocum State Park, in May it saw a visitor increase of more than 40 percent. “On...

County supports further development of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

April 9, 2020Meadville Tribune

Crawford County commissioners have given their support to further development of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in eastern Crawford County at no cost to the county. At their video conferenced meeting Wednesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $1.5 million grant application...

Northeast proud of its hiking areas

March 1, 2020Altoona Mirror

DENNISON TWP. — From hikes with astronomers, doctors and foresters to yoga by the river and a winter kayaking trip called Shiverfest, regional outdoors enthusiasts have tried novel ways to promote trails and waterways. During a recent trails meeting, volunteers...