Another trail business starts pedaling Trails are fun, but trails with services are economic development drivers. Service businesses are popping up across the region on the Panhandle Trail, Montour Trail and Butler-Freeport Trail. Burgettstown, PA is starting the trail season with a new business: The Shoppe Along the Way at the Burgettstown Train Station. This new trail town is located … Continue reading
Yoder’s Guest House in Meyersdale, PA has expanded from 5 rooms to 11 rooms to meet the increased demand for lodging along the Great Allegheny Passage. Continue reading
Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered West Newton, a unique destination with endless possibilities for adventure. Located less than an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, it’s easily accessible by bike or car, and offers a welcome escape from the city for bicyclists, fishermen and kayakers. Continue reading
Bike rentals and other amenities will be available by mid-October along the Panhandle Trail in Burgettstown, PA. As a decade-long project to redevelop the historic train station has come to its conclusion, you’ll have the opportunity to see the building before it opens to the public. Continue reading
Our borrower, Derailleur Bike Shop Café of Herman, PA, is highlighted in the June issue of Freedom Farms Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers the inner workings of farm living and the sustainable lifestyle. Continue reading
One of our recent borrowers, Gail Hall, owner of 9 Decatur Guest House and Hostel and The Inn on Decatur in Cumberland, Maryland, was featured in a Cumberland Times-News article about the growing impact of trail tourism in Maryland. Continue reading
The long awaited hotel in Connellsville broke ground in early February with the help of a $500,000 loan from The Progress Fund. The hotel owners are excited to serve trail users on the Great Allegheny Passage and others in the community of this key Trail Town. Continue reading
The Tribune-Review did a great follow-up article about our Placemaking Award. Continue reading
The Progress Fund and the community of West Newton were recognized today at Urban Land Institute’s 3rd Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence. Continue reading
Building relationships among Elizabeth Township officials and local business leaders is a work in progress.
That message resonated in the Elizabeth Township Community Center Tuesday evening during the municipality’s third-quarter business summit. Representatives from more than 20 different groups attended the event.
Trail Town Program® Manager, William Prince and Trail Town Program Project Coordinator, Courtney Mahronich were the first presenters. Continue reading