The Plan

The North Central Pennsylvania Greenway Plan provides the North Central Pennsylvania Region, its counties, local municipalities, and partner organizations with a flexible framework for decision-making on issues related to Greenways, including the conservation of the region’s natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources, trail improvements, and economic development opportunities. This plan contains specific implementation strategies to implement the Greenways vision for existing and future generations of North Central Pennsylvania residents.

This plan was completed under the direction of the North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission and the six counties that are located within the North Central Region, including:



Having adopted this Plan and beginning to implement its recommendations, the Counties of the North Central Pennsylvania Region are making a commitment towards conserving essential functions provided by our natural infrastructure and connecting our region’s residents to these resources and one another. This plan lays the groundwork for continued success of greenways, as well as enhancing the quality of life for residents and businesses of the North Central Pennsylvania Region.

The plan’s success is dependent on our collective willingness and ability to implement the recommendations within the plan.

This plan, which does not have any regulatory power, provides recommendations for the region, and its counties, municipalities, conservation organizations, trail organizations, watershed organizations and other agencies who desire to enhance the quality of life in the North Central Region by connecting communities, by expanding our trail systems, and by conserving and promoting our natural resources for public benefit.

North Central Pennsylvania Greenways Documents

North Central Greenways Plan – Executive Summary

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three – Regional Recommendations

Chapter Three Cameron County Recommendations

Chapter Three Clearfield County Recommendations

Chapter Three Elk County Recommendations

Chapter Three Jefferson County Recommendations

Chapter Three McKean County Recommendations

Chapter Three Potter County Recommendations

Chapter Three Potential Funding Sources

Regional Greenway Maps


You can download higher resolution maps (pdf format) by clicking the links below:
Overall Greenways
Recreation and Transportation
Natural Systems

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