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

planning now, enjoying forever.

Greenways Awards
Greenways Awards

Nominate a person, group or business. Sponsorship of the awards is encouraged.

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Volunteer of the Year Leah Carter
Volunteer of the Year Leah Carter

The public is invited to nominate individuals, groups, companies, or organizations for the annual Greenways Awards

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Flying disks at Two Mile Run County Park
Flying disks at Two Mile Run County Park

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Greenways Awards
Greenways Awards

Nominate a person, group or business. Sponsorship of the awards is encouraged.

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This year's People's Choice Award went to an oil on canvas painting entitled “Rufus”, of a black bear by Deac Mong of Franklin, PA.  As his prize, Mr. Mong received a hand-made stoneware bowl, 'Northern Lights’ produced by fellow artist Cheri Lee Anderton-Yarnell of Franklin, part of Moonrise Porcelain & Stoneware. 

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The runner-up is a scene entitled “Girl in the Garden” which Franklin resident Mary Rose Ragon made using pressed plant material which she harvested from fields near her home. 

Where will you go this year?  What inspires you?

See what's happening!

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Contact CGT with questions and ideas        CGT 2022 meeting dates and guest speakers

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

Where will yours be?

What will you find?



Do you want to protect your land and pass it on to your children?

Find Events this season

Under Connect to You!

CGT members

are making sure the region does have what they need!

Look at what we

are doing!

Recreation & Economic Development

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

Full report - 2013 EPT Trail User Survey & Economic Impact Analysis


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 and visitors and increase the economic impact that they bring.


 * 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.