Area Groups Petitioning to Connect Trails

By Ashley Doerzbacher

Published 08/17 2014 07:12PM

Updated 08/17 2014 07:18PM

ALEXANDRIA, HUNTINGDON COUNTY - A few outdoor recreation groups in the area are looking to close the gap between two trails.
Explore Altoona, the Allegheny Ridge Corporation and Rails to Trails are looking to connect Canoe Creek State Park and Lower Trail.
They've started a petition for support, and already have almost 1,000 signatures in just three weeks. The groups say with the planned improvements by PennDOT to route 22 near Canoe Creek State Park, it has a better chance of going through.
"PennDOT has been very cooperative,” said Valerie Burnett, who started the petition. “They're actually the ones who are trying to help us come up with the plan.  But then it comes to that issues of funding and a lot of nonprofit and small organizations are no longer able to get the grant funds that they need.”
The project is expected cost more than $600,000. To sign the petition online, click here.

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