Join us for EAT PLAY RIDE Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Armstrong Trail

The 36 mile long Armstrong Trail is located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Armstrong & Clarion Counties in western PA. The trail links such towns as Ford City, Kittanning & East Brady and is a great place to bicycle, walk, jog, & cross country ski in a safe relaxing environment. 30 miles of the trail, from Rosston to East Brady, is improved trail with several short share the road sections. The trail is for non-motorized use only.

Go Back in Time

Our trail is rich with local history, from Native Americans to river travel to iron production to the railroads. Remnants of villages, iron furnaces, coke ovens, train stations, etc. can be found along the trail. A train turntable, tunnel, and coaling tower still stand.

Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Boating & more

The Armstrong Trail provides opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful setting along the Allegheny River. Enjoy walking, jogging, or bicycling (no motorized vehicles permitted) along the river. Boat launch areas are available in Kittanning, Templeton, Ford City, East Brady. Fish at designated areas along the trail or at any one of the numerous creeks that enter into the Allegheny River. In the winter, try cross country skiing on our trail. Explore our history and geocatching is available.

EAT PLAY RIDE

The 3rd annual EAT PLAY RIDE Fundraising Event of the Armstrong Rails to Trails Association will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Come join us for a day of riding along the trail and a BBQ lunch. For more information CLICK ON THE PICTURE or visit our NEWS AND EVENTS page.

Points of Interest Along the Trail

There are many interesting sites along the trail. Enjoy the beauty of the river and the river valley, plants and wildflowers, birds, deer and other wildlife, and maybe a bald eagle if you are lucky. Explore several small western Pennsylvania towns and places of historic significance along the way. Come & Explore!

Visiting Armstrong Trail (directions)

Armstrong Trail is located in Armstrong and Clarion Counties in Western Pennsylvania. It can be easily accessed from many locations along the trail. . . . .

ARMSTRONG RAILS TO TRAILS ASSOCIATION (ARTA)

The Armstrong Rails to Trails Association (ARTA) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization established to support the development and maintenance of the Armstrong Trail along with respecting, protecting, and preserving the natural resources found along the trail as well as its historical significance. There are many opportunities available to help support our trail including volunteer workdays, adopt-a-mile, purchasing memorial benches, donations, and joining ARTA.