PA (and other trail states) in the News

Read good news about Pennsylvania and other trail states.

Appalachian Trail Museum, Gardners, will feature hall of famers when it opens March 30

The Appalachian Trail Museum Society plans to feature the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame it launched in 2011 at the museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Gardners, when the museums opens for the year on Saturday, March 30.


Making Great Trail Projects Happen

This full day seminar will be held on April 5th in conjunction with the 11th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College. An overview of the trail planning process will help organizations identify strategies for success, develop partnerships, organize trail groups, build community support and acquire funding. Participants will discuss tools and strategies for acquiring the access needed for trail projects.


Happy 100th birthday to Pa.’s Elk

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the return of North America’s largest deer to Pennsylvania, whose residents shot them all the first time around. The story of bringing back the ELK to the Commonwealth ranks up there with bald eagles, otters and fishers as successful comeback stories for native wildlife.


Wilderness Stewardship

National Park Service partnered with film students at American University to develop a webisode series call America’s Wilderness. The 3-5 minute webisodes take place in different wilderness parks across the country. Hosted on the NPS Wilderness YouTube Channel, a recent wilderness webisode “Wilderness Stewardship: Shenandoah” follows a group of student volunteers from the University of Virginia (organized by PATC) as they help clear fallen trees along the trails in the Shenandoah Wilderness.


CCC celebrates 80th Anniversary of Role in PA’s State Parks

Without the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, a lot of our state parks probably wouldn‘t be there. The National Register of Historic Places lists almost 30 CCC sites across Pennsylvania.

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