40th ANNUAL TONY DOLAN MEMORIAL SKI FOR CANCER.
DATE: JANUARY 26th 2019
WHERE: WESTLINE, PA
Hike, bike, or ski the beautiful Kinzua Valley Trail in Northwestern Pennsylvania! Travel along the banks of the Kinzua Creek through vibrant forest and marshland bounding with wildlife. Just bring your boots, bike, or skis and take to the trail for serenity or adventure.
Snowshoeing is gaining popularity on the trail, and sections of the trail will soon be open for Equestrian Use.
With grant funding and the tireless effort of dedicated volunteers, the Kinzua Valley Trail Club added 4 miles to the trail in 2016 -- and they continue to Blaze the Trail! Presently, the KVT spans 7 miles, starting at the trailhead in the Village of Westline and continuing to Red Bridge Recreation Area of the Allegheny Reservoir. But, work is ongoing to extend the trail all the way to Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mount Jewett for a total of 21 miles!
A Happy and Blessed New Year
2018 was an amazing year for the KVTC. I must start by thanking all of our volunteers, members, sponsors and dedicated board member for all they have done and continue to do to make the KVT a 1st class destination trail within “Trail Central”.
Our accomplishments were many this past year. We have fully recovered from storm damage and our trail is in excellent condition. Resurfacing of Thundershower West towards Libby Run was completed. This summer a barrier/diversion wall was built to stop further erosion west of Markham Run. The forest service installed root balls east of 321 at the crossing of 150 to help mitigate high flows during storm season.
We lobbied our partners (the ANF) hard to rebuild Camp Run Road this summer and they did. This included new culvert pipes, adding heavy stone in trouble spots, ditching, grading and installing surface material. this portion of our trail is in great shape and takes us to Olivedale another 2.5 miles added to our trail.
The trout opener just keeps getting beter each year thanks to our dedicated board members and volunteers.
As always, we thank all of our dedicated Board Members for their hard work, foresight and commitment to building a first class trail that will benefit individuals of all ages and activities for generations to come. special thanks to all of our members, supporters, sponsors and friends of the trail for consistently supporting our vision.
best wishes for a happy and productive new year. - don cummins, KVTC President
The Kinzua Valley Trail Club, a non-profit organization formed in 1999, maintains the trail with the goal of providing accessible outdoor experiences through all four seasons. Dedicated volunteers put in the heavy lifting to keep the KVT in top shape, but none of it would be possible without the financial support of memberships, donations, grants and fundraising events.