The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Trail of the Year. The deadline for nominations is November 11.
The designation is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee to elevate public awareness of the thousands of miles of trails available for public enjoyment in Pennsylvania.
The advisory committee is charged with implementing the recommendations of the 2014-2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to develop a statewide land and water trail network.
“Pennsylvania has it all, from gentle pathways threading through miles of preserved greenways, to remote, rugged trails scaling the state’s magnificent mountains,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “We want to hear from those who hold these special places close to their heart.”
To honor the 2017 Trail of the Year, the advisory committee and DCNR will create a commemorative poster for statewide distribution.
The Trail of the Year will be announced in early 2017.
For the nomination form and more information, visit DCNR’s PA Trails Advisory Committee webpage.
For more information on trails, visit the Explore PA Trails webpage. Featured on the site are 504 trails covering more than 11,000 miles in Pennsylvania.(Photo: Standing Stone Trail, 2016 Trail of the Year)