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The Murrysville Trail Alliance

Celebrating Outdoor Murrysville
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The Murrysville Trail Alliance (MTA) works to expand
opportunities for trail-based recreation in and around Murrysville.
Please explore our site to learn about trails and the MTA's activities.

The July 2015 Murrysville Trail News is now available!
For a free subscription, email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org.

Thank you to everyone who is helping to support planning
or construction of the Turtle Creek Rail-Trail!
Your help is bringing the rail-trail
closer to reality. Bravo!

Join us for a meeting!  To learn about our next meeting
please email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org.

Link to MTA Facebook page
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 440 "Likes"!  We love our MTA FB friends!


Hikes and Events

2015 Postcard


Only a few hikes remain in the MTA's schedule for 2015!
Please join these fun fall explorations of Murrysville's great parks and trails. 
Any weather postponements or cancellations will be posted on the
Murrysville Trail Alliance Facebook page.

Sat. 9/19
9 AM
Pleasant Valley Hike PV Parking Lot (Moderate)
Sat. 10/24
6 PM
Full Moon Hike MCP Wetlands Pavilion (Easy)
Sat. 11/14
9 AM
Duff to Pleasant Valley Duff Pavilion (High Energy)

A Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group hosts several hikes in our area, including hikes in Duff Park. Join the Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group at www.meetup.com/pittsburghhikers to obtain current information about their hikes.

Westmoreland Conservancy hikes and excursions are listed at the Conservancy website, for which the home page is www.westmorelandconservancy.org.

Friends of Murrysville Parks (FOMP) hosts several nature walks in Murrysville parks.

The Botanical Society of Westmoreland County hosts many events and field trips throughout Westmoreland County, as shown at www.botanicalwestmoreland.org/fieldTrips.html.

The Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts many events and field trips throughout western Pennsylvania, as shown at www.botsocwpa.org/calendar.php.

The Sierra Club Allegheny Group lists several hikes in southwestern PA on an "Upcoming Events" calendar at alleghenysc.org/?cat=13&ec3_after=today.

The Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club lists several map-based land navigation orienteering events and provides much information about orienteering at www.wpoc.org.

The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh lists backpacking, cycling, and other outdoor activities in southwestern PA at www.pittecp.org/calendar.

Venture Outdoors hosts many southwestern PA outdoor events and activities, shown at www.ventureoutdoors.org.

Keystone Trails Association provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout PA at www.kta-hike.org.

American Trails provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout the U.S., including in Pennsylvania, at americantrails.org.
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Thank you Susan Karas for organizing our hikes,
and thanks as well to everyone
who helps out or joins us!

Duff Park hike November 2014

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Check out the new Rough Diamond video at
http://vimeo.com/109631612
!
Thank you David Conrad for this great video
to support trail groups' efforts to build connections
from Pittsburgh to Saltsburg!

Rough Diamond 2

More about the Rough Diamond Trail Project
in a 1/29/14 WTAE interview and the first
Rough Diamond Trail Project video
.

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