Supporters of the Montour Trail will gather in Hendersonville at noon Saturday to officially open two new bridges. The Montour Trail and REI jointly hold a Trail Summit at the REI Settlers Ridge Store on March 28 from 10AM to 3PM. Over 10 miles of wooded trails are open to the public for hiking, biking and enjoyment of nature. From the Montour-Trail mailing list: MTC volunteers have spent the past few weeks putting the finishing touches on the “upper” section of the Montour Trail Airport Connector. This little short line was incorporated during the late 19th century and, despite its small size, became very profitable thanks to the many coal mines once located along its main line. For those who represent one of the regional trails, this is a great opportunity to interact with trail users and provide information about your trail. The 61.5-mile Montour Trail follows most of the former Montour Railroad’s main line west and south of Pittsburgh. After a walk-through with the airport officials, it has been deemed “O.K.” to to allow a soft opening as a trial leading to a major grand opening in early Spring 2012. Join us, as we visit the Montour Trail. This is the seventh year that REI and Montour Trail have partnered on this event. The Bike Reg site charges a small additional fee to cover handling services. The Montour Trail Council will officially open the newest part of its trail system in Pittsburgh’s South Hills with a ceremony at 3 pm Friday, May 12 in South Park Township, Allegheny County. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. They have a 2nd store on the Montour trail in Hendersonville / Cecil, (just down the road a bit) near Cemetary of the Alleghenies. In addition to nearby Montour Trail (at mile 1.5), this conservation area is also less than a mile from Moon Township Community Park. The Montour Trail is still open. This is an enthusiasts group for people who enjoy the Montour Trail and not an official group or page for the Montour Trail Council (MTC). As with all Hollow Oak Land Trust properties, motorized vehicles are prohibited. One of these recreational corridors is the Montour Trail, which follows most of the former Montour Railroad’s main line west and south of Pittsburgh. Trail users are asked, for their own safety and the safety of others, to give a friendly wave to others from a safe distance. This little short line was incorporated during the late 19th century and, despite its small size, became very profitable thanks to the many coal mines once located along its main line. We meet just outside of Imperial, Pa at the Boggs Trailhead (Mile-11), and ride to Galanti Road Trailhead (Mile-30) before returning to Imperial, Pa. An optional longer ride includes continuing onto Hickory, Pa via the Westland Branch for an additional 4-miles for a total roundtrip ride of 29-miles. 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