HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2017 Trail of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today.
The designation is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee to elevate public awareness of the thousands of miles of trails available for public enjoyment in Pennsylvania. The advisory committee is charged with implementing the recommendations of the 2014-2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to develop a statewide land and water trail network.
"Pennsylvania has it all, from gentle pathways threading through miles of preserved greenways, to remote, rugged trails scaling the state's magnificent mountains," said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. "We want to hear from those who hold these special places close to their heart."
To honor the 2017 Trail of the Year, the advisory committee and DCNR will create a commemorative poster for statewide distribution.
For consideration, a nomination form and supporting documentation must be submitted to DCNR by November 11, 2016. Visit the advisory committee website at http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/recreation/trails/patrailsadvisory/ to download the form and further instructions.
The Trail of the Year will be announced in early 2017.
For more information on trails, visit www.explorePAtrails.com. Featured on the site are 504 trails covering more than 11,000 miles in Pennsylvania.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources