Join us for the 2019 NEPA Trails Symposium on May 14

You’re invited to take part in a day-long event focusing on the importance of trails in Pennsylvania and how trails and bicycling can improve your communities.

The sixth annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Trails Symposium is a networking and educational event designed for trail sponsors and supporters, alike. This free-to-attend event will provide an informal setting to share opportunities, challenges and solutions with like-minded peers before embarking on an optional 20-mile bike ride from Ararat back to Carbondale.

We will hear from DCNR‘s Alex MacDonald who will give a presentation of the “State of the Trails”, followed by our keynote speaker, Russ Roca from The Path Less Pedaled, who will speak about bicycle-focused tourism and using storytelling to inspire bicycle travel. 

The event begins at 8:30 at the Anthracite Center in Carbondale, PA. Following lunch, participants are invited to enjoy a 20-mile bike ride from Ararat to Carbondale. Transportation is included. There is no fee.

Please contact April Rogato, at or 570-963-6730, by May 9th to register for the sixth annual event.


Richard Cochrane, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
Christine Dettore, DCNR Regional Advisor
April Hannon, PennDOT
Stephanie Milewski, North Pocono Trail Association
Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Owen Worozbyt, Lackawanna Heritage Valley


Rutledge Excavating, Inc. | Linde Corp. | Woodland Design | Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau | GPI | Barry Isett & Associates | Strauss and Associates/Partners | Campbell Thomas & Co.

LaBella Associates | McLane Associates | BCM Engineering | McTish, Kunkle and Associates | Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. | DiscoverNEPA | Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania

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