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DCNR funds snowmobile and ATV trails in northern and central PA

Person riding a snowmobile jumping in the air.
Business Wire via AP
DCNR announced grant funding totaling $1,397,400 for ATV and snowmobile facilities and trails in Pennsylvania.

More than $1 million is going toward recreation companies in central and northern Pennsylvania for snowmobile and ATV trail maintenence and construction.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is awarding $677,200 to Rock Run Recreation Inc. to rehabilitate ATV trails in Cambria and Clearfield counties. Central Mountains ATV Association Inc. is getting $320,000 for a trail in Clinton County.

DCNR is also granting $126,000 to Tri-County Snowblazers and McKean Area Snowmobile Club to go toward buying equipment and maintaining and constructing 252 miles of snowmobile trails in Warren, Crawford and Erie counties.

Representative Kathy Rapp, who serves Warren, Forest and parts of Crawford counties, said outdoor sports are important to the area.

“So I think if some of that money can be returned to the snow belt areas of Pennsylvania where they enjoy snowmobiling, that's a good thing,” Rapp said.

Rapp also said the trails will promote tourism in central and northern Pennsylvania.

See the full list of funding in central and northern Pennsylvania below:

  • Rock Run Recreation, Inc., $677,200 to rehabilitate approximately 30.5 miles of the 140-mile ATV trail system at Rock Run Recreation Area in Chest Township, Cambria County and Chest Township, Clearfield County.
  • Central Mountains ATV Association, Inc., $320,000 to design for the development of approximately 6 miles of the Whiskey Springs to Bloody Skillet ATV Connector Trail in South Renovo Borough, Clinton County.
  • Tri-County Snowblazers, Inc., $115,000 to purchase equipment to maintain and construct approximately 90 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie, Warren and Crawford counties.
  • McKean Area Snowmobile Club, Inc., $11,000 to purchase equipment to maintain and construct approximately 162 miles of snowmobile trails in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties.
Sydney Roach is a reporter and host for WPSU with a passion for radio and community stories.