About the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway

The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal System. It intends to serve as a physical connector that improves opportunities for public access, linkage to important destinations, and economic development. It is not a single, long-distance trail for unimpeded travel.

Its core directive: facilitate a continuous land-and water-based recreation system that serves as a connectivity and unification tool for local governments and organizations wishing to create recreation, heritage, environmental, educational, and economic development projects that maximize the quality of life for Pennsylvania residents.

The trail not only serves as a physical connector, but also connects people to the unique land that resides within it. Whether this is traveling on the many unique trails by bike, or if you’re in the mood to observe the landscapes by water. No matter what adventure you are looking for, there is something that can be found to satisfy.