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The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

What Do You Know About Trail Users?!

Within the past month the Trail Town Program has launched a General Trail User Survey for Trail Users all across the county. The goal of the survey is to determine what trail users are looking for along their journey as well as their shopping and eating habits. Please follow the link to complete the survey and share it out! So far we have over 500 responses from 43 states across the county!
Check out our latest blog about getting started with "Greening Your Business!"
The Trail Town Program will be speaking at the PA Greenway & Trails Summit this September. Our session is called "Extreme Makeover: Trail Head Edition," featuring information on how to improve your trail head.
This month we would like to welcome the new members of the Trail Town Certified Network: Liberty Street Antiques, Lona's Restaurant & Pub, Neverending Stories, Quality Inn/Holiday Inn Express!
Featured Available Property
138 North Water Street in downtown West Newton is a commercial property that is currently for sale at $149,900.  It features three bedrooms and a back parking area plus garage.  It is located diagonally across the street from Simeral Square and not too far from a popular microbrewery.  To see more photos and learn more about this property, click here.  
Trail Town Assessment Feedback
In the upcoming week the Trail Town Program® will be meeting up to discuss the feedback of Trail Town Assessments completed in Point Marion, PA, and Dunbar, PA. The feedback presentation will be on August 31st at 6:30PM at the Dunbar Historical Society in Dunbar, PA. Please RSVP to Will Prince at wprince@progressfund.org or 724-216-9160 Ext 318.
Available Grants

Community Foundation of Fayette County Grant - September 1st
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh/Allegheny County - September 4th
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Grant - Rolling


Upcoming Trail Town Events
 
“Cumberland Comes Alive” Cumberland, MD Every Friday Night through Labor Day
“Live Music & Beer Tasting” Ohiopyle, PA Every Friday and Saturday May 1st – August 29th
Conemaugh Valley Ride - Westmoreland Heritage Trail - August 29th
BikeFest 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA - August 21st - 30th
PedalPGH - Pittsburgh, PA - August 30th
Oil City Uncorked Wine Walk - Oil City, PA - September 11th
West Newton Festival - West Newton, PA - September 11th - 13th
Connellsville Mum Festival - Connellsville, PA - September 12th
Ghost Town Trail Ride - Dilltown/Ebensburg, PA - September 19th
Zak's Fall Benefit Ride - McKeesport, PA - September 20th
Pittsburgh Irish Festival - West Homestead - September 11th - 13th
Ebensburg Potatofest - Ebensburg, PA - September 26th
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - October 2nd - 4th
Blue Dust Pumpkin Fest 4 - Homestead, PA - October 10th

 
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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.
 
PROJECT FUNDING
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