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Pine Creek Rail Trail 2006 User Survey & Economic Impact Analysis
The Pine Creek Rail Trail covers 62.6-miles in north-central Pennsylvania. Segments of the trail were first opened a decade previously as development proceeded south from Ansonia toward Jersey Shore. Along the route, the trail passes through the heart of the Pine Creek Valley and the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” through forests, rich farmland and historical villages.
During the summer of 2006 this initial study of the users of the Pine Creek Rail Trail was conducted by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy under a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This study utilized survey methodology previously tested on Pennsylvania trails and documented in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trail User Survey Workbook. This survey was designed to monitor user characteristics and determine the economic impact of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.