Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Interactive Website offers PA Trails Information

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has launched an interactive, “Powered by you” website on Pennsylvania trails. The site allows people to find and share any information on any kind of trail in Pennsylvania.
Press Secretary Christina Novak says the site offers information about all trails: hiking, biking, canoeing, state parks and state forests, rail-trails, cross country skiing, equestrian, snowmobile and ATV trails, and many more.
She says so far there are almost 6,000 miles of trails on the site, which is only a fraction of the total miles available to Pennsylvania trail users. She says the site is “powered by you” because the department is hoping that people will fill in information of other trails in Pennsylvania.
Novak says the site shows a map and gives directions to a trail and allows people to post photographs and stories about a time they spent on a trail. She says it’s a great tool for anyone, whether they be avid trail users or first-timers.
The department is coordinating the site with trail and recreational organizations such as the Keystone Trails Association and the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Association.

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