North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Greenways Plan

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 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship Fund.

This program enables North Central to coordinate the advancement of recreation, conservation and heritage initiatives throughout the local development district of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.

Through the competitive mini-grant program, funding is provided for smaller conservation and natural resource-based projects that implement the overall recommendations, as identified in the:

North Central Greenways/ Active Transportation Plan

Pennsylvania 2023 Trail of the Year Announced

DCNR recently announced the Mount Jewett to Kinzua Bridge (MJ2KB) Trail has been named Pennsylvania’s 2023 Trail of the Year.

“Trails play an important role in supporting communities across the commonwealth by connecting people to nature, recreation, opportunities, communities and the surrounding history, new businesses and so much more, “DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.

The MJ2KB Trail is a 7.8-mile-long section of the Knox & Kane Rail Trail in McKean County. The trail offers amenities such as pavilions, focused artwork, railroad trestles, and nearby dining. The MJ2KB Trail is also important to the community, which has used the trail for events like senior citizens, special hikes, bike races, and marathons.

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.