PENNSYLVANIA KINZUA PATHWAYS IS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A HISTORIC AWARENESS PROJECT DESIGNED TO BENEFIT AND EDUCATE LOCALS AND VISITORS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY.

What We’re Up To

  • Rimrock Trail

    A rewarding partnership with the students in the drafting and carpentry classes at the Warren County Career Center resulted in a trail that is planned to be open for use by Summer 2010.

  • Kinzua Beach Revitalization

    Last summer, Kinzua Beach re-opened with free access and a new picnic pavilion and volleyball court. 2010 brings even more improvements, with renovated restrooms and concession facilities.

  • Mountain Biking Trail System

    The International Mountain Bicycling Association, along with its local chapter the Northern Allegheny Mountain Bicycling Association, with the support of Friends of Allegheny Wilderness and PKP.

  • Kinzua Point Visitors Center

    Local architect firm, InscalePC graciously donated conceptual drawings for a green building that stands to be an educational and recreational hub for the entire area, providing educational, recreational, and small business opportunities.

  • Devil’s Elbow Trail

    Warren, PA firm, Larson Associates graciously donated conceptual renderings for a low grade trail that would run along the reservoir shore, serving as a stage for interpretive signage to educate on the history that lies beneath its blue waters.

  • Southern Tip Trail

    PKP proposes a hiking/bicycling trail that would start at Kinzua Point, go under the Morrison Bridge and continue along the shore, connecting Dew Drop campground, Elijah Run boat launch, and Kiasutha and Red Bridge campgrounds.

Mission:

The mission of Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways is to attract visitors to the area surrounding the Allegheny Reservoir, educate them on the rich history of its past, provide facilities to enjoy the present, and enhance wilderness access and stewardship for the future.

The Allegheny National Forest, specifically the area surrounding the Allegheny Reservoir, offers breathtaking beauty year-round. From its rolling, forested hills to the stunning foliage to the pristine, rich blue waters, the sights and sounds are awe inspiring during each of the area’s clearly defined seasons. A visit to the reservoir quickly releases whatever stress you may have had and stimulates the senses of the outdoor lover and adventure seeker. Visitors to this area truly have the opportunity to become one with nature.

What often goes unnoticed is that this magnificent landscape holds secrets of an era long gone. Natives to the area and their descendants know of these secrets and the rich historical and cultural heritage that, for many, was lived and is not forgotten.

Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways (PKP) aims to capture this history while enhancing the visitor experience through stewardship and opportunities for adventure. PKP will inform and educate future generations of the rich history beneath the reservoir’s blue waters and the surrounding lands. This history will start with the glacier era and take visitors all the way through to the days of the once vibrant Kinzua Valley and construction of the Kinzua Dam. Interpretive and interactive learning vehicles will be used to honor, celebrate, and preserve this invaluable resource for the benefit of local and global visitors alike.

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