Venango Trails Donates 88 Acres to the Allegheny Land Trust

Last week, Venango Trails donated 88 acres of pristine and untouched woodlands to the Allegheny Land Trust. This a non-profit organization whose mission statement reads, “… to serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the scenic, recreational and environmental well-being of communities in Allegheny County and its environs.” The Allegheny Land Trust was extremely excited about the gift and described the land as follows on their website:

The Venango Trail property is at the headwaters of the Brush Creek watershed and has many springs, spring seeps and mature hardwoods.  One of the oak trees is so large that it takes three adults to wrap their arms completely around its four foot diameter trunk.  The land is available to the public for non-motorized passive recreation such as hiking.  This is especially interesting in this case because a section of the historic Venango Trail exists on the property that once connected the “Forks of the Ohio” with Presque Isle at Lake Erie.

Also please be aware that this land is home to the Venango Trail itself, and through this donation we are ensuring that this portion of the trail and this forest will remain undisturbed in the future.

Here is a view of the historical Venango Trail

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Below is an aerial view of the donated property

Donated Land

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