Trail event set at Saltsburg
The Progress Fund’s Trail Town Program is expanding to new Trail Towns across western Pennsylvania, including Ebensburg and Saltsburg. Both of these communities have strong connections to their local trails, which are a part of the Trans- Allegheny Trails System that is now working to connect regional trails together.
Trail Town Program incorporates economic development efforts around the growing numbers of trail visitors and tourism to the region and has been working in communities along the Great Allegheny Passage since 2007.
In addition to the Trans-Allegheny Trail System, Trail Town Program will be expanding to new trails and towns in 2014 including the Erie to Pittsburgh, Montour, and Sheepskin Trails.
A kickoff event will be held for Saltsburg (connected to the West Penn and Westmoreland Heritage trails) on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Saltsburg Borough building, 320 Point St., Saltsburg.
Business owners, trail builders and users, municipal officials, and tourism groups are encouraged to attend.
A Trail Town Assessment will later follow to help identify priorities and needs for this new Trail Town. Attendees will learn more on how their community can become a Trail Town and the services available through the Trail Town Program. These services include:
• Business assistance and development
• Economic research
• Community connections
• Real estate development
• Small business loans
For more information or to RSVP to the Kick-off Events, contact William Prince at wprince@pro gressfund.org or (724) 216-9160, ext 318.