XDEL: Recreation

Complete Map of the Main Line Canal Greenway

Map of the Main Line Canal Greenwa

The Greenway corridor, or project area stretches along the four old canal watersheds: Canal-the Allegheny, Kiski-Conemaugh, Juniata and Susquehanna. Specifically, the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway first follows the Western Division of the Canal from Pittsburgh to Johnstown. From there, its route follows the Allegheny Portage Railroad to Hollidaysburg and then continues on to Harrisburg, following the Juniata and Eastern Divisions of the Main Line Canal.

The Greenway is broken down into five sections, or “clusters” Within each cluster are towns and dities-12 hub communities-that serve as bases for discovery and exploration.

The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway was envisioned as an opportunity to preserve the rich transportation heritage of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal while encouraging recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, and economic revitalization throughout a 320-mile long, two-mile wide corridor. The Greenway serves as a community link throughout the Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area, extending through 14 counties and four major watersheds.

Creating this continuous system from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg that recognizes the individual character of each community requires strong local and regional partnerships. Interested partners have been identified through outreach strategies in the Greenway’s five clusters and eleven (11) “hubs” – project regions highlighted as possessing unique opportunities reflecting the Greenway’s four project goals. The Allegheny Ridge Corporation has identified over 1,000 organizations and community residents who have participated in some aspect of the Greenway process, including many major funding and in-kind contributors who are the keystones of this project. Partners include heritage preservation societies, watershed and conservation organizations, local business owners and recreation-development groups.

The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway was envisioned as an opportunity to preserve the rich transportation heritage of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal while encouraging recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, and economic revitalization throughout a 320-mile long, two-mile wide corridor. The Greenway serves as a community link throughout the Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area, extending through 14 counties and four major watersheds.
Creating this continuous system from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg that recognizes the individual character of each community requires strong local and regional partnerships. The Greenway is made up of five clusters and eleven (11) “hubs” – regions highlighted as possessing unique opportunities reflecting the Greenway’s four project goals. The Allegheny Ridge Corporation has identified over 1,000 organizations and community residents who have participated in some aspect of the Greenway process, including many major funding and in-kind contributors who are the keystones of this project.

Places to visit:

  • Pittsburgh
  • Kiski-Conemaugh
    • Johnstown
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  • Allegheney Ridge
  • Juniata
  • Harrisburg

 

These five clusters include:

  • The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway was envisioned as an opportunity to preserve the rich transportation heritage of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal while encouraging recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, and economic revitalization throughout a 320-mile long, two-mile wide corridor. The Greenway serves as a community link throughout the Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area, extending through 14 counties and four major watersheds.
    Creating this continuous system from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg that recognizes the individual character of each community requires strong local and regional partnerships. The Greenway is made up of five clusters and eleven (11) “hubs” – regions highlighted as possessing unique opportunities reflecting the Greenway’s four project goals. The Allegheny Ridge Corporation has identified over 1,000 organizations and community residents who have participated in some aspect of the Greenway process, including many major funding and in-kind contributors who are the keystones of this project.

    These five clusters include:

    • Pittsburgh
    • Kiski-Conemaugh
    • Allegheney Ridge
    • Juniata
    • Harrisburg
Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway