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Schuylkill River Trail Links for JA AND SO 2017 issues

JA 2017 Schuylkill River Trail links and information. Click here to resource where to find a trail map: http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=5518 NOTE: Kernsville Dam area is CLOSED: http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=76 Berks County Covered Bridge Tour Travel Planner on the Schuylkill River: http://www.schuylkillriver.org/VisitPlanner.aspx   SO 2017 Schuylkill River Trail links and information. Pottstown based Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area: Schuylkill […]

Pennsylvania Charter Day, March 12, 2017

FROM A NEWS RELEASE: Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth’s 336th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 12, with free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History. Pennsylvania was created when England’s King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn […]

Photo Contest Winners Announced in JA 2016 Issue

AND Next Year’s Categories Announced  Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter the contest. We enjoyed seeing all of the images (thousands) that were entered in this year’s contest. The judges have selected the following entrants’ images as this year’s winners. Artistic Expression category winners are first, Edward Luczak, Glenshaw; second, […]


This is a link for the article about the Pittsburgh steps that appears in the September/October 2015 issue. Help survey the steps in Pittsburgh. See this LINK.  http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/volunteer_recruitment_flyer.pdf http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/steps http://www.communitywalk.com/pittsburgh/pa/pittsburgh_stairs/map/444504

Take a Ride on the Nickel Plate RR

From a News Release: (in addition to Steamtown NHS, there are other excursions in the state. See the Fort Wayne RR site) Steamtown National Historic Site and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will partner with Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam program to operate two special summer steam excursions!  Nickel Plate Road (NKP)  #765, a 2-8-4 Berkshire-type […]

Sojourns and water trails (from the May/June 2015 issue)

As mentioned on page four of the May/June 2015 issue, here is the list of the sojourns in the state with links to the registration / more information pages on each event’s website. Sojourns in Pennsylvania this spring / summer: Pennsylvania Rail/Trail Sojourn, June 21-26: http://www.railstotrails.org/experience-trails/rail-trail-sojourns/#rideinfo Annual Swatara Float & Clean-up Trip, May 2-3:  http://www.mbcomp.com/swatara/canoe/18thcanoe.htm Alle-Kiski-Connie […]