Archive for the Articles Category

The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE

The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE The Main Line Canal Greenway offers so many ways of engaging with nature through resources within and connected to the corridor: More than 140 miles of bike trails; Many miles of hiking trails; 400 river miles for canoeing and kayaking; Thousands of acres of public space through two dozen PA State Game Lands, State Parks, […]

Read more

Dollars and Sense: Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal

Dollars and Sense Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal Economic impact studies across Pennsylvania and the country have demonstrated the return on the investment in outdoor recreation resources over and over again.  A classic example of this impact is Indiana County Parks and Trails, home of the popular Ghost Town, Hoodlebug, and new Blairsville Riverfront Trail.  In […]

Read more

Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway

Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway Blair County Historical Society By: Joe DeFrancesco, Executive Director Blair County Historical Society To summarize 2015 in one word, the word “Progress” comes to mind. The Blair County Historical Society saw great progress with restoration and site improvements to our flagship location at Baker Mansion. As the county’s official museum, […]

Read more

Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District	 Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 Years with an Exciting New Project By: Donna Fisher, District Managaer Blair County Conservation District “The Mission of the Blair County Conservation District is the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Blair County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance and educational guidance.” Since its inception in 1966, the Conservation District has been serving Blair County […]

Read more

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: Kiski Valley Greenway

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER:Kiski Valley Greenway In 2012 18 municipalities and 3 counties along the 26-mile Kiskiminetas River completed a comprehensive greenway planning process, facilitated through the Main Line Canal Greenway. The Kiski Valley Greenway Plan offers dozens of recommendations for connecting bike trails, interpreting heritage, defining community gateways, and other mechanisms to position Kiski Valley communities to further benefit […]

Read more

Conservation Districts: Bettering Communities Since 1945

Conservation Districts: Bettering Communities Since 1945 If you like to drink clean water, eat, swim, fish, camp, garden, hike, watch birds, or go boating then you benefit from the work of Pennsylvania’s county conservation districts! Even though the impacts are seen all around us, the work of the 66 conservation districts across Pennsylvania goes largely unnoticed by the public. They […]

Read more

September 11th National Memorial Trail Brings New Energy to PA Greenways

September 11th National Memorial Trail Brings New Energy to PA Greenways September 2015 Inaugural riders Eric Brenner and Andy Hamilton (in yellow) have a lively discussion with Huntingdon Co. Commissioners Gary O’Korn and Jeff Thomas and Representative Irvin before the rededication of a First Responders Monument adjacent to Portstown Park. –HUNTINGDON COUNTY IS THE FIRST MAIN LINE CANAL GREENWAY STAKEHOLDER […]

Read more

River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets

River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets

River Sojourns Showcase Greenway Assets River sojourns offer a different view of some of Pennsylvania’s treasured landscapes and historic assets.  These multi-day river trips are scheduled on several waterways in early spring and summer when paddling conditions are optimal.  A sojourn is a unique experience – a floating community is formed, quiet ripples are punctuated by amiable conversations.   Meals and […]

Read more

Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015

Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015

Penn State Altoona Prepares for Canal Jam 2015   Party like it’s 1839! The Penn State Altoona Division of Arts and Humanities and the Center for Community-Based Studies are preparing for the inaugural Canal-Era Music and Entertainment Summit – Canal Jam! 2015. The event will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Allegheny […]

Read more

What’s Old Is New Again

What’s Old Is New Again

What’s Old Is New Again By: Carl A. Dickson, Director, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department The Capital Area Greenbelt is a 20 mile historic trail encircling the capital city of Harrisburg. Around the turn of the 20th century, advocates Horace McFarland and Mira Lloyd Dock proposed very ambitious plans for an “emerald necklace” connecting community assets and larger parks. […]

Read more
Page 1 of 212
Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway