This is the latest updated map of the DCNR trail connecting
Bloody Skillet to Renovo and Renovo to Whiskey Springs.
It was presented to us at the North Central Initiative
Committee Meeting in Lock Haven on December 14, 2018.
We pushed hard to get this section of trail done now
instead of waiting till later. Connecting Snow Shoe
Rails to Trails to the entire trail system is important
economically for all areas on both ends. There are
so many people to thank for this trail system. DCNR
Secretary Dunn, Mike Hanna Sr. & Mike Hanna Jr,
Bureau of Forestry Jason Albright, CMATVA & SSRTA,
Clinton & Centre County Commissioners, Clinton
County Economic Development Association. CMATVA is
working hard north of Renovo connecting township roads
to Coudersport and beyond. Eventually, the plan is
to ride from Philipsburg to New York. The Bloody Skillet
to Renovo and Renovo to Whiskey Springs is to be open
for the Spring of 2020. Then, the connection to New
York is to be completed by 2024.
Secretary Dunn started a feasibility study for this
section of trail. Then Public Input Meetings were
held at Lock Haven University, Afterwards, Mike Hanna
Jr recommended to get the trail into Governor Wolf's
budget. So, Mike Hanna Sr was successful at doing
so. We were told in the meeting December 14 by our
new representative Stephanie Borowicz, that she is
supportive of the trail and looks forward to working
with everyone on it.
The SSRTA met recently with Bob Brown to make a connection
around the viaduct bridge. He understands our interest
and needs for this connection but has two more reclamation
projects to complete first. The SSRTA would like to
build a connection around the future project so more
discussions still to be held.
Thank you all for your support of atv clubs.
Mike Hanna has recently spoke to the governor to get
a bill introduced and passed through the House &
Senate. The first part of the project connecting Bloody
Skillet to Renovo and Renovo to Whiskey Springs is
to be completed by April 1, 2020. The 2nd part of
the bill is to complete and make connection from Clinton
to NY Border by 2024. CMATVA has made a lot of these
connection but will need help from DCNR & Penn
Dot to complete the rest. SSRTA is proud to be a part
of such a large project and is presently working to
connect on the west end of the SSRTA to Philipsburg.
There are so many people to thank for their efforts
in this project, and one that comes to mind is Jeff
Snyder, Clinton County Commission. He has been there
supporting both atv clubs and traveling to Harrisburg,
attending events, meetings to help make this project
happen. Mike Hanna-what can we say about his support
for both atv riding organizations and now to finish
off his great career with something that will help
not only the local businesses but other businesses
across the state. See what can happen when everyone
works together for the same goals. Thank you to all
the members of both organizations, corporate sponsors
of both organizations-without you this could not of
happen. So we thank you all!!
We had a good informational DCNR meeting on December
12th, 2017 at Lock Haven University. Larson Design
Group presented their conceptual disign to connect
Bloody Skillet To almost Renovo and Whiskey Springs
to almost Renovo. The puzzle is to link the two systems
at Renovo. We had about 150 people in attendance -
great turnout. DCNR is asking for your thoughts how
to link the two trails around or through Renovo.
DCNR/Larson Group held the 2nd of two meetings on
December 19th, 2017 at Lock Haven University to discuss
the results of the feasibility study to connect Bloody
Skillet to Renovo & Renovo to Whiskey Spring.
After a presentation of the conceptual trail, we were
divided into 3 groups to discuss input. Safety, patrols,
economic impact on the businesses were the main issues
addressed. There still remains a puzzle to connect
at Renovo from both sides.
Questions and comments can be submitted through a
dedicated email address at ATVCONNECT@LARSONDESIGNGROUP.COM