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region is active and connected.

Here are some examples of recent projects:

The projects undertaken by the members of the Council on Greenways & Trails (CGT) build and showcase the region’s trails and natural greenways as the connectors to this unique place.  The awareness of this area and draw to visitors has grown as one project has lead to another and the whole has become greater than the sum of its parts.

2008-0 Progress Report
2008-0 Progress Report
2008-0 Progress Report

2008-2009 Progress Report

2009-1 Progress Report
2009-1 Progress Report
2009-1 Progress Report

2009-2010 Progress Report

2010-1 Progress Report
2010-1 Progress Report
2010-1 Progress Report

2010-2011 Progress Report

2011-1 Progress Report
2011-1 Progress Report
2011-1 Progress Report

2011-2012 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report

2012

Progress Report

2013 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report

2013

Progress Report

2014 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report

2014

Progress Report

CGT 2008 - 2015
CGT 2008 - 2015
CGT 2008 - 2015

2008 - 2015 Accomplishments

Canoe/Kayak Access

The Allegheny Valley Conservancy created a new canoe/kayak access to the Allegheny River at Dotter, about four miles north of Emlenton.  Located next to the trail and a parking area, the access has a circular drive with loading area and a picnic spot.

 

The access to the water was completed by a high school senior with assistance from the Venango Conservation District and other volunteer labor and machinery. 

 

Camping is permitted with access from both the trail and the river.

Trail gap projects...​Infrastructure needs...Partnerships

CGT partners are working to complete trail projects throughout the region.  One such project is the extension of the East Branch Trail between Corry and Spartansburg.  Once funding is obtained, the Black Bridge will be renovated and the trail will travel through a new trailhead gateway to the business district in Corry.

Infrastructure such as former railroad bridges and tunnels, trailheads, signage and connections to town are important to the trail system but can also be major obstacles for volunteer groups.  Partnerships with experienced groups, stakeholders and funders are the first step to completing these projects.

Trail Towns along the EPT

The Trail Town Program of the Progress Fund is expanding along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

 

     ♦ 5 Towns officially designated

             Titusville, Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Foxburg

     ♦ Titusville completed a Trail Town Master Plan in 2013.

     ♦ Corry and Spartansburg completed initial TT assessments.

     ♦ Two Trail Town Summits have been held for local businesses.

     ♦ Over 50 businesses signed up for

              Trail Town Certified Business Network with Progress Fund.

     ♦Two towns in Clarion County have also begun

              Trail Town planning