Due to the on-going COVID-19 precautions, the May 14, 2020 board meeting has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on the WHT Facebook page and website for future updates.
ADDITIONAL PARKING ALTERNATIVES
With limited parking available at Carson Braun and Robert’s Trailheads due to the increased trail usage during the Corona virus, we would like to offer some alternative parking options.
- Hoss’s Restaurant: Located 1.5 mile east of Robert’s Trailhead on Rt. 22 parking is available behind the restaurant. A trail path to the trail is available.
- Meier’s Hardware (Westmoreland Heritage Trailhead): Travelling east on Rt. 22 turn on the Cozy Inn cutoff. Merge onto Old William Penn Hwy. for ½ mile. Parking is on the right along the trail across from Meier’s Hardware is available.
When using the trail, please maintain social distancing and take your litter with you (especially clean after your pets)!
Our seventh annual Comedy Night fundraiser was another success! A huge thank you to all of this year’s volunteers, sponsors, donors, and attendees. Without you and your support every year, we wouldn’t be able to put on such a great event. We look forward to seeing you next year, but in the meantime, save the date for our next big event: our 2nd Trail Towns Festival on June 6, 2020.
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Welcome to the official site for the Westmoreland Heritage Trail!
Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Take a look at our Major 2019 Accomplishments. We couldn’t have achieved any of these if it wasn’t for our Chapter Members and Trail Enthusiasts. Thank you for another fantastic year!
Check it out! The Murrysville Trail Alliance releases a free newsletter three times a year that focuses on compiling useful information about enjoying the outdoors in and around Murrysville. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is featured prominently once again in their January 2020 issue. (To subscribe to the newsletter, email Murrysvilletrailalliance@gmail.com)
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is a scenic bicycle and walking trail covering 8.5 miles from Saltsburg to Delmont and 9.3 miles from Export to Trafford. Future expansion is in progress to connect the two sections to complete the goal of a 22 mile long trail from Saltsburg to Trafford and extend four miles to connect to the Great Allegheny Passage. The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. It has a wide and flat handicapped accessible surface and will accommodate everyone regardless of age or physical ability. There are a few parks located just off the trail along the sections, including Duff Park behind the Robert’s Parcel trailhead, BY Park near the Trafford trailhead, and Saltsburg Park near the Saltsburg trailhead. The Heritage corridor includes historic community centers in Saltsburg, Slickville, Export, South Murrysville, and Trafford, which grew from local industries in salt mining, coal mining, natural gas extraction, and the manufacture of electrical generation equipment.
Who Is the WHTC?
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter (WHTC) is a volunteer organization associated with the Regional Trail Corporation.
The Regional Trail Corporation is a non-profit entity within Westmoreland, Fayette, and Allegheny Counties, which promotes the conversion of abandoned railroad corridors to recreational trails.
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is led by a seventeen member board of volunteers, including government officials and community members from the municipalities through which the trail passes: Loyalhanna Township, Salem Township, Delmont, Export, Murrysville, Penn Township, Monroeville, and Trafford Boroughs. The board has representatives from Westmoreland County, Westmoreland Conservation District, and the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. We are a growing organization of people like you. We are working to build the trail across northern Westmoreland County as well as assisting other organizations to preserve the historic and community resources along the trail corridor.