The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

2016 Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

Registration for the 2016 Laurel Highlands Trails Summit is now open! This is a one day summit to support trail development and management through workshops in marketing, trail tourism, volunteer recruitment, trail maintenance, and place-making. Mobile workshops by foot or bike will allow attendees to explore Meyersdale, a well-established Trail Town, and the Great Allegheny Passage.

Featured Speakers:
Secretary Cindy Dunn, DCNR 
David Brickley, President/CEO of the September 11th Memorial Trail Alliance.

Looking to start a business in Trail Town McKeesport? See what properties are available, as well as the business opportunities there.
The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation is making great progress on their train station to welcome bicyclists. Click here for more information.
Check out our latest blog "Trailside Lodging Opens in McKeesport"
Available Grants & Deadlines
Multimodal Transportation Fund - July 31, 2016
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania - July 31, 2016
People for Bikes - Letter of Interest July 29, Application October 7, 2016

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Grant - Rolling
Clarion County Room Tax Committee - Rolling
PNC Charitable Trust - Rolling
Upcoming Trail Town Events
Oil Heritage Festival - Oil City, PA - July 21 - 24, 2016
Oil Heritage Festival Bike 'n Brew - Oil City, PA - July 22, 2016
Art in the Park - Titusville, PA - July 23, 2016
14th Annual Soap Box Derby - Franklin, PA - July 23, 2016
Open Streets Pittsburgh - July 31, 2016
Sunday Ride on the Trail: Great Allegheny Passage - July 31, 2016
National Night Out - Cumberland, MD - August 2, 2016
ACAS Wine Fest - Cumberland, MD - August 6, 2016
Saltsburg's Park, River, and Trails Celebration - Saltsburg, PA - August 6, 2016
Oil Creek State Park Summer Biathlon - August 13, 2016
Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race - August 13-14, 2016
Sunday Ride on the Trail: Montour Trail - August 21, 2016
Rockwood Rotary 5k, 10k & Half Marathon Races - Rockwood, PA - August 27, 2016
PedalPGH - Pittsburgh, PA - August 28, 2016
Laurel Highlands Trails Summit - Meyersdale, PA - September 20, 2016
17th Annual Ohiopyle Over the Falls Festival - Ohiopyle, PA - October 1, 2016
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The Trail Town Program® is an initiative of The Progress Fund, a non-profit lender to businesses in the travel and tourism industry.
These partners have invested in the future of the Trail Town communities by financially supporting the Trail Town Program®:
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Anonymous donor
  • The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, Inc
  • Community Foundation of Fayette County
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • The Student Conservation Association
  • Colcom Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development