The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

Check Out Our New Website!

Within the past few months the Trail Town Program® has been working diligently on creating a new and easy to use Trail Towns Website. Our new website highlights the services we provide, the Trail Towns we work in, and our Trail Town Certified Network members. Check it out today!
The Progress Fund received $1,653,000, the maximum amount eligible under this years Department of Treasury's Community Development Financials Institutions Fund Grant. Read more here!
Exciting things happening along the Great Allegheny Passage! Bicycle roll-on service is now available  along Amtrak's Capital Limited Line! Read the press release here and the Pinkerton Tunnel is now open!!
Wondering where trail users like to stay on a long trip? Is a bike rack worth the investment? These are the kinda things the Trail Town Program General Trail User Survey wants to find out. Take it and share it out!
Save the Dates!
We are currently in progress of planning our Trail Town Fall Summits for 2015. This year we will be offering two summits on November 9th at the Crawford Center in Emlenton, PA and another on November 16th at the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center in Ohiopyle State Park. Details still to come!

Available Grants

Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund - October 9th
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund - January 21, 2016
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Grant - Rolling

Upcoming Trail Town Events
Dunbar Community Day - Dunbar, PA - September 26th
Tour De Mon - Munhall, PA - September 26th
13th Annual Tour The Montour Trail Ride - Coraopolis, PA September 26th

Ebensburg Potatofest - Ebensburg, PA - September 26th
Allegheny River Trail Ride - Emlenton, PA - September 27th
McKeesport Marina Car Show - McKeesport, PA - September 28th
Fall Foliage Ride on the GAP - October 3rd
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - October 2nd - 4th
Blue Dust Pumpkin Fest 4 - Homestead, PA - October 10th
The 2014 West Penn Trail Triathlon - October 10th
Train & Trail Ride - Great Allegheny Passage - October 11th
Barktoberfest - Cumberland, MD - October 17th
Big Savage Tunnel Ride - Meyersdale, PA - October 25th
Halloween Spooktacular - Cumberland, MD - October 31st

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Our mailing address is:
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