Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local Outdoors News

Grant Money Helps Complete Portion of Schuylkill River Trail in Auburn

schuylkill river trail auburn

State grant money will pay for a small section of the Schuylkill River Train near Auburn.

According to information from Harrisburg, the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources granted Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area $367,500 to construct .15 miles of trail in Auburn. The new trail runs from River Road to Auburn Bridge Road.

Schuylkill River Trail Grant Money to Auburn

Why such news over a small portion of trail?

According to State Sen. Dave Argall, the project connects two disconnected parts of the Schuylkill River Trail near Auburn. He says in a statement, the dead end in the trail is a source of frustration. The announced project will complete the trail there. Schuylkill River Trail runs from Frackville to Philadelphia.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

So, in addition to just carving a trail along the river, the grant money goes toward:

  • Construction of a ramp
  • Building a retaining wall
  • Landscaping
  • Americans with Disabilities Act features

“The Schuylkill River Trail near Auburn is one of the most scenic trails in all of Pennsylvania, and it provides an extremely valuable means of recreation and transportation for people who work in neighboring communities,” Argall says in a statement released by his office.

State Rep. Mike Tobash says, “In addition to creating new recreational opportunities in the area, this project offers an alternate path for community residents to travel back and forth without using (Route) 61. Creating another way for members of the community to travel will create a safer environment for motorists, bicyclists, joggers and other people who travel between Schuylkill and Berks counties.”

The trail project should be completed next year.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Local Business News

Renew the tradition of sending Christmas cards with these handmade gems.

Schuylkill County News

Autopsy revealed intrauterine fentanyl toxicity, court documents show.

Local Community News

Santa Claus is one guy who knows how to make an entrance. And he really made one of those entrances Friday in Shenandoah. About...

Local Community News

Carnival starts at 2:30, Tree lighting at 6!

Schuylkill County Man

Incident unfolded last month in Ringtown

Local Community News

More than 600 lights adorn the 26-foot tree in Garfield Square.

Local Fire News

Fire reported on Robin Rd., outside Pine Grove

Local Community News

We do news two ways ...

Bush & Crick

Share photos of your deer with our readers!

Schuylkill County News

We can barely afford the prison we have and they want to build a second one?

Schuylkill County News

Help us define a "youthful" prisoner.