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Recognizing the worth of natural, heritage and recreational resources...

planning now, enjoying forever.

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February 2-3 2024

1223 Liberty ST., Franklin, PA 16323

Inside the Barrow Civic Theatre

During Franklin on Ice!

Mark your calendar now to attend the 2024 Nature Art Showcase & Sale

to see beautiful works of art inspired by the treasure of  our natural, scenic, and recreational resources of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Free Admission:

Friday Opening Reception 5 pm – 7 pm; Saturday open 10 am – 6 pm.

Registration packets also available at Victorian City Art and Frame, 1273 Liberty Street, Franklin or by calling (814) 671-2058.

Artwork must be inspired by and represent the natural or outdoor recreational assets of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Forest, or Warren Counties in Pennsylvania.

Randall Wimer

Christopher Goff

The Council on Greenways & Trails (CGT) works with those in the region that are realizing the value of our natural and outdoor recreational resources and partnering to protect and/or develop those resources for the benefit of our citizens, visitors and increased economic impact.

Our trails and waterways, parks and open space provide adventure and inspiration.

What will you find?

Where will yours be?

Meeting dates & speakers

Are you a business with goods or services outdoor recreation visitors need?
Are you in a Trail Town?

Recreation & Economic Development

2013 EPT Trail User Survey & Economic Impact Analysis


Full Report

Where will you go this year?
What inspires you?

Become a CGT member and support the work!

Find Events this season
Under Connect to You!

CGT members
are making sure the region has what visitors and residents need!  Look at what we are doing!


 * Protection of Natural Resources

 * Support of Economic Prosperity

 * Stewardship of Pennsylvania's 

    Rural and Farmland Legacy

 * Conservation of Scenic, Historic

    and Cultural Resources

 * Public Recreation, Health, and


 * Creation of Educational


 * Promotion of Sustainable

   Development &

   Sound Land Use


Through the partnerships and the projects already completed, the members of the Council on Greenways & Trails are working together as never before.  Connections are being made through the realization that partnerships can impact entire regions and seemingly intangible quality of life issues can have real economic impact

Get Involved

Join a trail group or a local land trust.  What skills and talents can you add to the projects?


Are you a business that provides goods and services to trail users?


Nominate someone or a group for the Greenways Awards.

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