Hikes and Events
Thank you Susan Karas for organizing a great year
of 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.