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Let’s Get Encyclopedic

The Centre County Historical Society recently created a Wikipedia-like resource for short articles about that county’s history. I was invited to contribute an article about the Allegheny Front Trail, for which I literally wrote the book back in 2014. The online article can be found here. That encyclopedia also includes an article about Mid State … More

Introducing KTA’s New Executive Director

Welcome, Brook! Keystone Trails Association announced that David “Brook” Lenker will serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Brook will become the key management leader for Pennsylvania’s statewide hiking and trails organization. Brook will also lead fundraising and advocacy programs, trail club support activities and community engagement initiatives. Brook joins KTA with decades of experience in … More

KTA’s Annual Fall Hiking Weekend

Hikers out and about enjoying the views of Devil’s Tower in Lock Haven. KTA held their Annual Fall Hiking Weekend, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 17th! The weekend consisted of morning and afternoon hikes, KTA meetings and a dinner and evening program at the Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge. KTA also recognized the … More

Hiking Trails Don’t Maintain Themselves…

Sherry Ferguson was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year Award” by Keystone Trails Association this week.  It takes most hikers 10 or 15 years before becoming trail maintainers. Not Sherry. As a member of the Lehigh Gap trail maintainers, she participates in “Pulaski Parties” – building footpaths with shovels, rock bars, pick-axes and Pulaskis. The … More

Introducing Keystone Trails Association’s Official Blog

Welcome to Keystone Trails Association’s official blog page! As a part of KTA’s goals to increase digital connectivity and outreach, we decided it would be beneficial to have a blog to reach out to and keep members and the community informed! You can refer to this page for insightful articles and information on events, which … More