The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Lodging Roundtable

The Trail Town Program® is hosting a Erie to Pittsburgh Lodging Roundtable on February 1, 2016. Please join us at the Miller Park B&B in Franklin, PA to meet owners of fellow lodging facilities along the trail. Click here for more information.

RSVP to Courtney at
or 724-216-9160 Ext. 316 by January 27, 2016
The 2016 Trail Town Bike Rack Program is open! Apply today! Check out the application today on our website! Applications will be reviewed following the submission deadline on February 29, 2016.
Want to join over 120 Trail Town Certified Network members? With the snow on the ground, it's a great time to join the network!  Click here for more information!
The Rails to Trails Conservancy is accepting applications for the 2016 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund. The Fund supports organizations and local governments that are building or improving rail-trails. Click here for more information.
Available Grants & Deadlines

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund - January 21, 2016
Westmoreland and Somerset County Tourism Grant - January 29, 2016
Fayette County Tourism Grant - March 4, 2016

Rails to Trails Conservancy Doppelt Grant - January 31, 2016
Fiskars Project Orange Thumb - February 1, 2016
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Grant - Rolling
U.S. DOT Tiger Grant - Coming Soon


Upcoming Trail Town Events
Penguins Are Coming to South Side Library - South Side, Pittsburgh - January 23, 2016
Night Ski - Oil Creek State Park - January 23, 2016
Annual Hibernation Party - Export, PA - January 30, 2016
Nature Art Showcase - Franklin, PA - February 5 -6, 2016
7th Annual I Made It Mine Market - Homestead, PA - February 6, 2016
Winterfest - Ohiopyle, PA - February 6, 2016
The Clarks at The Palisades - McKeesport, PA - February 6, 2016
Franklin On Ice - Franklin, PA - February 6, 2016
Destination Snowshoeing: Oil Creek - Oil Creek State Park - February 13, 2016
Valentine's Cabaret-Daphne Alderson - Foxburg, PA - February 13, 2016
South Side Soup Contest - South Side, Pittsburgh - February 20, 2016
Oil Country Blue Grass Festival - Oil City, PA - February 20 - 22, 2016

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425 West Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

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