The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

Trail Town Certified Network Rack Cards!

This past month the Trail Town Program® has released rack cards promoting Trail Town Certified Network members. The rack cards will link trail users to our website where over 100 members are listed. This September with the launch of the new and improved Trail Town Program® website the Certified Network will have its own page promoting the network and its members. Funding for this project was possible through the Laural Highlands Tourism Grants of Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties.
The Laurels Highlands Conservation Landscape and the Trail Town Program® are planning a Regional Trail Workshop for Fall of 2016. Please take our brief survey that will help us plan a program that will be most beneficial to you and your organization.
In recent months, the Rail-Trail Sojourns visited multiple trails including the Sheepskin Trail.  Learn more about how this special event brought 300 visitors to Dunbar and made a lasting impression.  
On June 22, 2015 the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced the protections of 48 acres along the Casselman River along 66 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage. Learn more about the protected land here.
Featured Available Property

228 Seneca Street is located directly along the route of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in downtown Oil City, PA.  This storefront is for rent at $600/month plus utilities. In excellent condition, here is an opportunity for new retail, dining, or even a bike shop! To learn more about this property or others in Trail Town Oil City click here

Trail Town Assessment Feedback
In the upcoming weeks the Trail Town Program® will be meeting up to discuss the feedback of Trail Town Assessments completed in Franklin, PA, Point Marion, PA, and Dunbar, PA. The Franklin feedback report will be on July 30th at Lona's Restaurant at 1pm. Lunch is on your own, please RSVP to or here. Follow us on our Facebook page for information for the Dunbar and Point Marion feedback sessions.
Available Grants

Rivers of Steel Heritage Area Mini Grant Funding - July 31st
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania - July 31st
Heinz Endowments - August 3rd
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
“Thursday Night Concerts” Franklin, PA May 28th – August 13th
Oil Heritage Festival - Oil City, PA July 23rd - 26th
Ebensburg Downtown Shutdown - Ebensburg, PA July 24th
YPA Trails & Preservation Speaker Series - South Side, PA - July 29th
Twilight Trail Walk - Montour Trail - Jul 31st
Two Day Bike Adventure - Great Allegheny Passage - August 1st - 2nd
Drake Well Marathon & Half - Titusville, PA - August 2nd
"Legacy" Readers Theater - Emlenton Crawford Center - August 7th
6th Annual Drake's Folly Beer Fest - Titusville, PA August 8th
Conemaugh Valley Ride - Westmoreland Heritage Trail - August 29th
PedalPGH - Pittsburgh, PA - August 30, 2015
Pittsburgh Irish Festival - West Homestead - September 11th - 13th

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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