Armstrong Trails protects and converts railroad corridors into trails for public use, providing opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities.

Armstrong Trails is a 52.5-mile rails to trails project on the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Westmoreland, Armstrong, and Clarion Counties and the northern bank of the Kiskiminetas (Kiski) River.  The project included the development of 14-miles of new trail and the rehabilitation of the Kiski Bridge. Funding for Phase I rehab of the Kiski Bridge project was secured through Colcom Foundation and others.

Armstrong Trails’ Kiski Bridge project was a linchpin in furthering development on the emerging Erie to Pittsburgh Trail (270 miles), and Brookville to Butler Route (130 miles), and proposed Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway (320 miles).  While these systems are still under development, the rehab of the Kiski Bridge connected 100 miles of continuous trail activating multi-day trips and creating an economic impact through lodging, food, transportation, and retail sales.


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