Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84

ERNST TRAIL-French Creek Recreational Trails, Inc.

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need


Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help improve the connector trail from the Bean's (route 322) trail head parking lot to Mary Gable Park located on Park Row in the Kerrtown section of Vernon Township.  This section of trail is usable now and will have some ditch construction ocurring later this year.  Along with that work we would like to add a smooth topcoat of crushed limestone.  We have limited funds available to use for topcoat.  All funds raised during Crawford Gives will be used to increase the length of trail receiving the topcoat.


French Creek Recreational Trails' mission is to promote the conversion of abandoned railroad and other rights-of-way into recreational trails located in Crawford County and/or Northwest Pennsylvania. Also to promote the preservation and protection of the natural resources found along these rights-of-way and the preservation of the history adjoining these rights-of-way. 


The Ernst Trail is a 7.2 mile mostly paved path from Meadville going westward towards Conneaut Lake.  It follows historic French Creek for the first 3 miles through forests and fields.  It is used for biking, walking, running and other non-motorized activities.  It is open dawn to dusk 365 days a year.

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$6,394.27 received
in 93 gifts
127.89%  of  $5,000.00 Goal


PO Box 592
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 720-1724

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