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Future meetings, events and activities related to the regional partners of GoTo TRAILS are listed below. Feel free to contact us for more information or to become involved in a particular trail project or region.

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By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail attracted more than 800,000 users and generated $8.3 million in spending last year, according to a report made public today. A large majority of the bicyclists, walkers, skaters and runners who used the trail gave it excellent or good grades for cleanliness, safety and maintenance, according to the report, issued by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Friends of the Riverfront.

The 24-mile trail has segments on both sides of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers and along the north bank of the Ohio, mostly within the city limits and developed in increments over the mostly on former industrial property. The study “really quantified what a tremendous community asset the trail is......

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By Niraj Chokshi / The Washington Post

For more than 20 years, hikers have struck out on June's first Saturday to confirm what America's most famous naturalist, John Muir, noted more than a centruy ago: "Wilderness is a necessiyy." The occasion, National Trails Day, celebrates the nation's more than 230,000 miles of trails. It's a network that continues to expand, thanks to a decades-long effort to convert abandoned rail tracks into walkable green spaces.

New York City's High Line - a roughly 1.5 mile elevated trail cutting ac=ross a western portion of Manhattan - might be the highest profile example of a rails-to-trails project. But no state has done more to put old track to good use than Pennsylvania. "A lot of the trails in Pennsylvania are world-class trails," says Katie Harris, spokeswoman for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a D.C. based nonprofit dedicated to working with and tracking these prjects nationally.

Not only has Pennsylvania completed the most rails-to-trails projects - 170, followed by Michigan's.....

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Counts


Best State in America: Pennsylvania



Study finds more than 800,000 hit the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Best state in America: Pennsylvania, for turning old rail lines into trails


May 7-10, 2017

23rd Annual International Trails Summit

November 4, 2016

Industrial Heartland Trail Coalition 2016 Fall Summit

Cranberry Woods, Cranberry, PA;

July 10-14, 2017

2017 ESRI GIS User Conference

San Diego, CA

Hours to be Announced

Hours to be Announced

Dayton, OH

9:00-4:00 pm

March 12-18, 2017

Sustainable Trails Conference

Bend, OR;

Hours to be Announced