The Murrysville Trail Alliance
Celebrating Outdoor Murrysville
The January 2015 Murrysville Trail News is available!
It features the Turtle Creek Greenway and Rail Trail,
and invites your participation in the 2015 March for Parks!
If you would like to receive notice of future newsletters by email,
please ask to be added to our mailing list.
newsletters may be accessed via the Archives page.
More about the Turtle Creek Rail Trail . . .
In 2014 Westmoreland County was awarded
$1,000,000 Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP) funding for trail construction.
Read more on the Turtle Creek Rail Trail Project page.
Support Westmoreland County Parks and trails projects
with two great Comedy Nights, February 21 and March 6!
Tickets by advance sale only,
ages 21 and over.
Check out the new Rough Diamond video at
Thank you David Conrad for this great video
to support trail groups' efforts to build connections
from Pittsburgh to Saltsburg!
More about the Rough Diamond Trail Project
in a 1/29/14 WTAE interview and the first
Rough Diamond Trail Project video.
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.
Throughout 2014 MTA meetings will be held at 7 pm
on the second Wednesday of each month.
If you like, please join us for a meeting or activity!
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 290 "Likes"! We love our MTA FB friends!
Hikes and Events
Thank you Susan Karas for organizing a great year
of 2014 MTA hikes, and thanks as well to everyone
who helped out or joined us!
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.
A wealth of information about regional trails
is available through the Murrysville Community Library,
either from the Library's own collection or
from other libraries in Westmoreland County via
the Polaris system. Books in the Library's collection
shown under "Other Reference Material" on our Archives page.
In addition, the MTA maintains a "Wish List" to expand the
Library's collection of trail books; please let us know
if you would like to recommend a trail book
(if regional, addressing southwestern PA)
or sponsor donation of a book.
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