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Trails and Recreation

    Connecting Corry

    The onetime railroad mecca of Corry, Pennsylvania celebrates the latest stage of its transformation into an Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition trail town.

  • 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Lifetime Achievement

    PEC honors the lifetime achievement of miner-turned-trailbuilder Ron Steffey, Executive Director of the Allegheny Valley Land Trust.

    Opening Day on the Sheepskin Trail

    PEC celebrates Opening Day on the Trails 2019 on Fayette County’s 34-mile Sheepskin Trail, part of the growing Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition network. Ride along as we discover local history on the recently re-opened section linking Dunbar with the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), and learn how trails create both recreational and economic opportunities in former industrial communities.

    Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape: Highlands, Heritage and History

    Conservation Landscape partners gather in the Laurel Highlands, where conservation, recreation, and historic preservation come together.

    The Long Run

    The first-ever Great Allegheny Passage relay race was held October 12-13, 2018, and we were there. Follow Team PEC on our 149-mile journey from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh.

    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.

  • “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.

    Tunnel Vision

    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.

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