Why Small Towns Should Embrace Outdoor Recreation as an Economic Strategy

Outdoor recreation has long been recognized as a key component of a healthy and thriving community. Not only does it provide residents with opportunities for physical activity and mental well-being, but it can also serve as a major economic driver for small towns. By embracing outdoor recreation as an economic strategy, small towns can not…

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ALERT! GAP TRAIL CLOSING FOR BIRDGE REPAIRS | NOV 8, 2022

ALERT! GAP TRAIL CLOSING FOR BIRDGE REPAIRS | NOV 8, 2022 To our trail community, we want you all to be aware that this fall, Somerset County will be closing the GAP from the Harnedsville Trail Head (Mile Marker 59) to the Markelton Trail Head (Mile Marker 50). The County has hired Crilon Corp. to…

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THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS

We had our SCRTA Volunteer appreciation event last night at the Confluence Cafe. It was so great to have all the folks from past and present in one place for a night. Thanks to everyone who came out.  We could not do it without you.  

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Check out our New Gear!

We’re super glad to Announce our new SCTRA GEAR! Help SCRTA by buying top-notch gear and showing your support by wearing SCRTAon the trails!

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First critical segment of 9/11 National Memorial Trail complete in Somerset County

The first 1.4 miles section of a special, off-road recreational trail for the September 11th National Memorial Trail in Garrett, Somerset County, is complete. It’s a milestone for trail organizers, who cobbled together a 1,300-mile network of existing bicycle, pedestrian trails and roads connecting the three 9/11 memorial sites in New York City, Arlington, Va.,…

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Shovels in the dirt, trail to come

On September 4, 2020 a lot of preparation and planning culminated in a little bit of dirt-moving. As Judy Ellich of the Somerset Daily American wrote: “After years of working through wetland mitigation and funding matters, construction on the first segment of the September 11th National Memorial Trail starts next week. The movers and shakers of the…

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