2017-05-27 / Front Page

‘WalkWorks’ kicking off

A walking route in Emporium will be inaugurated as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has teamed with the Pa. Dept. of Health and University of Pittsburgh to create a 1.67-mile walking loop through the county seat marked with green circles featuring an arrow.

On June 3 at 10 am, walkers will meet at the West Creek Recreation Trail off Chestnut Street. Maps and a personal walking journal can be picked up at the Cameron County Artisan Center.

They’ll travel on Fourth Street through the “church district” and cross at the Spruce Street intersection, eventually making their way to the Cameron County Courthouse on Fifth Street.

The trail then diverts back to Fourth Street, which travelers will follow up to Vine, where they’ll hit Fifth once again and eventually backtrack to the starting point.

Borough workers installed the signs. The route was selected by Sylvan Heritage Council, Pa. Lumber Heritage Region, Chamber of Commerce and Emporium Borough as part of the Walk- Works initiative, promoting good health through walking. WalkWorks also promotes change in local policies to encourage more people to walk. Goal is to influence local and regional planning efforts so that pedestrians as well as bicyclists are considered and improvements are made to existing transportation networks

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