Allegheny Valley Trails Association

What is AVTA?
The Allegheny Valley Trails Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization which was founded in 1990. The AVTA's mission is the acquisition of abandoned railways in the Allegheny River watershed and their rehabilitation into multipurpose, non-motorized recreational trails. Over the past decade the organization has had a good measure of success in fulfilling that mission. As of the spring of 2005, the AVTA has taken title to a total of 55 miles of abandoned railway and has completed the construction of two trails, the 20 mile Allegheny River Trail and the 8 mile Sandy Creek Trail. Additional trails are scheduled for construction in the near future.

Contact Allegheny Valley Trails Association

Ms. Debra Frawley
Greenways and Open Space Coordinator
191 Howard St
Box 264
Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323
Phone: 814-432-4476, x121


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Pennsylvania

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