Trail Towns

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 in Artifacts

I recently attended the Trail Towns conference, put on by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College. This day-long conference brought together leaders and stakeholders in the communities that lie along the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Trails. The conference was really well done, with speakers from municipal, environmental, economic and business perspectives discussing how towns along these bike and river trails can work together to promote their areas. An example presented of this regional perspective was the Trail Towns program of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150 mile long bike path from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. By providing greater access and visibility to the trails and the surrounding businesses and communities, economic development and sustainable recreational opportunities are reachable goals that everyone can get behind. So get on your bikes and ride!