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Check out Links to:
 • ATA Trail Groups
 • Spur trails to the Great Allegheny Passage
 • Outdoor Advocates and Sustainable Tourism
 • Other Nearby Trails
 • Regional Biking Information
 • Local Area Information
 • Periodical Publications
 • Related Regional and National Organizations
 • Board of Directors
Let's Link
If you are a nonprofit or trail-related organization,
please send us your link, and with approval, link to us.
We will add your site as soon as feasible.

ATA Trail Groups & Affliates
Friends of the Riverfront
Steel Valley Trail Council
Montour Trail Council
Regional Trail Corporation

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

Mon/Yough Trail Council

McKeesport Trail Commission
DCNR and Ohiopyle State Park
Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association
Mountain Maryland Trails

Spur trails to the Great Allegheny Passage
Five Star Trail

Dead Man's Hollow
The Coal & Coke Trail
Sheepskin Trail and Mon River Trail.
The Panhandle Trail intersects the Montour Trail at McDonald.

Outdoor Advocates and Activities
American Youth Hostel
Sierra Club
Venture Outdoors
Hiking 4U
Great Allegheny Passage Sustainable Business Network

Other Nearby Trails
Official National Park Service C&O Canal Site
West Penn Trail
BikePA.com
C&O Canal Association
National Park Service
Potomac Conservancy
Kathy Bilton's Canal pages
Bike Washington
Western Maryland Rail-Trail
Washington and Baltimore rail-trails
Butler-Freeport Community Trail
Ghost Town Trail
Potomac Heritage Partnership
Nine Mile Run
PA Horse Trail, Camping, and Carriage Guidebooks
NPS - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Bike Washington's C&O Canal Bicycling Guide

Regional Biking Information
Bike Pittsburgh
Western PA Wheelmen
West Virginia Rails-to-Trails Council
West Virginia Outside cycling page bike
The Ohio Rails to Trails online guide to Ohio trails.
Ohio Department of Transportation Bicycling Home Page

Local Area Information
On this site, we've tried to include information on amenities and services that are close to the trails — close enough that people traveling through under their own power will find them useful. If you've driven to a trailhead, though, you'll be interested in attractions, businesses, and services farther from the trail. For information of this kind, we refer you to the visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and city guides for the regions. Here are some:
Allegheny County, PA, including Pittsburgh See links on our Pittsburgh amenity page
Westmoreland County, PA Pennsylvania Visitors Network Westmoreland pages
Fayette County, PA Send postcards of the Yough! Fay-West
Pennsylvania Visitors Network Fayette pages
Somerset County, PA Somerset pages
Town of Meyersdale
Laurel Highlands, PA Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
Western MD Allegany County Convention and Visitor Bureau,
Western Maryland OnLine,
Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
Town of Cumberland / Cumberland Visitor Center

Related Regional and National Organizations

The American Hiking Society is the only national organization dedicated to serving hikers and protecting the nation's hiking trails. From the halls of Congress to the backcountry, AHS speaks up for America's hikers and the trails they love.

Using waterfront esplanades, park paths, abandoned railroads, canal towpaths, and parkway corridors, the East Coast Greenway Alliance will form a continuous trail stretching from Maine to Florida.

The National Rails to Trails Conservancy is a national advocacy organization that can provide technical assistance to local trail building organizations nationwide. They have field offices in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of ALL trail interests to create and protect America's network of interconnected trails.

National Recreational Trails provide for numerous outdoor recreation activities in a variety of urban, rural and remote areas. By 2000, over 800 trails, available for public use and ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles in length, have been designated as NRT's on federal, state, municipal and privately owned lands.

Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Greenway: "Managed by the Allegheny Ridge Corporation and its partners, the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Greenway Project is an initiative which brings together recreation-planning, watershed stewardship, heritage preservation, downtown revitalization, economic development, and general quality-of-life issues within a single historic landscape that was once traversed by The Pennsylvania Mainline Canal System..."

Sustainable Pittsburgh "The mission of SP is to affect decision-making in the Pittsburgh region so that it integrates economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality. We do so by building diverse coalitions, developing measurable new indicators as a compass, and undertaking key initiatives. In all of our work we emphasize long term and sustained quality of life for all citizens."

Alleghenies Watershed Network "Since its inception in 1996, the Alleghenies Watershed Network has acted as a forum for education about watershed issues and networking among the many entities working on watershed projects in Pennsylvania. [...] These projects include the Watershed Atlas Internet Site, the River Resource Center in Venango County, and the Allegheny River Sojourn...."

Pennsylvania Environmental Council "The Pennsylvania Environmental Council improves quality of life for all Pennsylvanians by enhancing the Commonwealth's natural and built environments by integrating advocacy, education and implementation of community and regional action projects. The Council values reasoned and long-term approaches that include the interests of all stakeholders to accomplish its goals.

Let's Link
If you are a nonprofit or trail-related organization, please send us your link, and with approval, link to us. The Allegheny Trail Alliance site was designed and is maintained by volunteers, so it may take a while to complete a link from the ATA site to yours. We will add your site as soon as feasible.
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