Indian Creek Valley Trail

Indian Creek Valley Trail

Organization: Mountain Watershed Association

Year: 2013

Amount: $10,000

Status: Grant awarded

Type: Bike path/trail

Address: Indian Creek Valley Trail, PA

The Mountain Watershed Association is a grassroots group transforming abandoned railroad beds in western Pennsylvania into scenic trails that attract visitors and provide recreation and transportation options for residents as well. This $10,000 grant will leverage other funding to complete an additional seven-mile section of trail, filling a gap in the planned 22-mile facility. Economic development from increased tourism is one project goal in this rural part of the Laurel Highlands region where destinations including Ohiopyle State Park  and the Great Allegheny Passage draw millions of visitors annually.