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Public meeting set on Bellefonte to Milesburg trail study

by on December 06, 2018 10:09 AM

BELLEFONTE — The county will hold a public meeting to discuss the Bellefonte to Milesburg trail feasibility study on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Bellefonte Borough Municipal Building.

The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. and a presentation of the complete feasibility study of the project will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by Centre County government, along with its consultant Paskek+MTR, a landscape architecture and community planning firm from Pittsburgh.

The meeting will gather final comments on the potential trail project, its conceptual alignment and other factors pertaining to the feasibility of the development, along with potential next steps for the project.

The trail study looked at the feasibility for the proposed approximate 2.5 miles of multi-purpose trail that would follow along Spring Creek and the historic alignment of the Bald Eagle and Spring Creek Canal. 

The study was funded in part through a Greenways, Trails and Recreation grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development-Commonwealth Financing Authority and through donations from Bellefonte Borough, the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau, ClearWater Conservancy, Centre Foundation, CentreBike, Nittany Mountain Biking Association, State College Cycling, Tussey Mountain Outfitters and the Michael and Alice Young family.

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