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.
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WHT Trail Towns Festival
***FOR ALL CHECKS, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO NOTE IN THE MEMO LINE THAT IT IS FOR TRAIL TOWNS REGISTRATION/SPONSORSHIP.***
Click here for a printable registration form if you are paying by check!
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor/donor/hosting a table at the event? Click here for a printable sponsorship form!
For online registration, see below:
Trail Towns Participant Registration
$10/person**; Children under 10 are free **If you are using this online option to pay/register, each registration will be $11.00 to account for Paypal’s fee that they charge.
Our new membership discount card program is offically on the ground thanks to the Westmoreland Trailblazers! New incentives for members include discounts at 14+ local businesses along the trail corridor. A full list of participating businesses and their corresponding offers are located on our “Become a Member” page. Discount cards are available to the first 400 members for the 2022 membership cycle and valid until 3/1/2023. Current members will be receiving their cards in the mail soon.
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 twenty one 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.