North Central Greenways

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (North Central), in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), provides funding under the commission’s Greenways Implementation Block Grant Program (NCGIG).

The intent of the North Central Greenways Implementation Grant Program is to provide funding for smaller conservation and natural resource based projects that would implement the overall recommendations identified in the North Central Pennsylvania Greenways Plan.

Goals for Greenways in North Central Pennsylvania

    • Greenways will be multi-purpose in nature, providing opportunities for both water and land based trails, and also promoting stormwater management functions; water quality improvement; as well as, hunting and fishing opportunities through associated natural system greenway corridors.
    • Greenways will draw people into towns which can provide visitors and residents with the goods and services they desire, thus making a positive impact on the regional and local economies.
    • Greenways will be regional in nature, making inter-county connections, and local connections between towns.
    • Greenways will help to promote and market trail opportunities.
    • Greenways should include enhanced bike lanes and corridors, paved and widened shoulders along state highways.
    • Greenways should include equestrian trails.
    • Greenways should include and respond to the region’s need for a truly regional ATV trail network.
    • Greenways should enhance and expand the region’s snowmobile trail system.
    • Greenways should capitalize on unique features or tourist destinations such as the Triple Divide in Potter County.
    • Greenways will assist in maintaining the character of region.

This site is a joint effort of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission; and Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter Counties.