Administration Announces Investment in ATV Trails, Facilities
Harrisburg, PA – The
Wolf Administration today announced grants
totaling $425,700 to three recipients in Pennsylvania for
all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, equipment and
The grants are administered through the Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) with funding provided from ATV
registrations as outlined in Act 97 of 2016.
funds from ATV riders when they register their vehicles, these grants will
help improve riding opportunities,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.
“ATV trails draw visitors and can have a positive economic impact on nearby
The grants by county are:
- Armstrong and Lawrence -- Mines and Meadows LLC,
$154,600, to prepare a plan to further develop the campground facility
at the 870 acre Mines and Meadows ATV Park in New Beaver Township,
Lawrence County, and a trail study for the development of a 1,700 acre
site in Brady’s Bend Township, Armstrong County.
- Bradford -- Athens Township, $185,100, for
development of Round Top Park in Athens Township, including
rehabilitation of approximately 4 miles of ATV trails and a trailhead,
construction of a pavilion and comfort station, landscaping, and other
related site improvements.
- Cambria, Indiana -- Rock Run Recreation, Inc.,
$86,000, to purchase equipment to construct and maintain approximately
140 miles of off-highway vehicle trails at Rock Run Recreation Area in
Cambria and Indiana counties.
grant program can help to buy land; develop plans and surveys; construct
and maintain ATV trails; buy equipment; and conduct educational programs
relating to ATV use. Grants can fund up to 80 percent of a project.
can award grants two times each year to federal and state agencies,
municipalities and profit and nonprofit organizations for trail development
on county, municipal, non-profit and private lands.
a few limited exceptions, all ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a title issued
by DCNR. Pennsylvania has around 279,000 registered ATVs.
information about ATV grants, visit the DCNR website at www.dcnr.pa.us and choose
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