*Pennsylvania Impressionist Impressionism Painting by Roy C. Nuse - Along the River, 1930.
Ohio River Greenway Trail Project
The Ohio River Greenway Trail Project is comprised of thirty (30) riverfront communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. There are fourteen (14) Ohio River North Shore Trail (ORNST) communities: Glasgow, Ohioville, Midland, Industry, Vanport, Beaver, Bridgewater, Fallston, New Brighton, Brighton Township, Rochester, and Rochester Township. The Bradys Run Extension and the connection to the Beaver River Rails-to-Trails add the Township of Patterson and the City of Beaver Falls, Pa. There are nine (9) Ohio River South Shore Trail (ORSST) communities: Monaca, Center Township, Aliquippa, Hopewell Township, South Heights, Crescent Township, Moon Township, and Coraopolis, Pa. The Robert Morris University Island Sports Center feeder trail incorporates Neville Township. In addition, there are seven North Shore Connector Trail communities, which links to the South Shore Trail via the Ambridge and Sewickley Bridges, which include the six (6) boroughs of Ambridge, Baden, Leetsdale, Edgeworth, Glen Osborne, Sewickley, plus Harmony Township, Pa.
The Ohio River Greenway Trail is a key segment of a "major" greenway corridor being developed in the "Keystone State" and is also serving to complete an essential section in a nationally, significant linear park system through the interconnection of existing trails in five states – Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The Ohio River Trail initiative is a component of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Pennsylvania's Rural Farm and Village History Trail, the Underground Railroad Trail, Pittsburgh spur and is part of the Cleveland, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pa Bikeway.
The Ohio River Greenway Trail will unite the “Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway” in Columbiana County, Ohio to the “Great Allegheny Passage” in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and continuing on the C&O Canal Towpath, forming a mega-trail system from the great lakes region to the east coast.
The support for the Ohio River Trail Greenway Trail Comprehensive Plan is widespread. The Ohio River Trail Council is achieving this broad vision by establishing greenway alliances with local, regional, and national trail interest groups in order to advance our common goals and interests. The National Park Service Rivers Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program has provided an unprecedented four years of technical assistance to the Ohio River Trail Council.