New Walking And Bike Path Unveiled

PETERS TOWNSHIP – Officials unveiled a brand-new walking and bike path at the Fort Loudon Community Center this week.

“This walking and bike path will provide a safe place for residents of all ages to enjoy,” said Commissioner Chairman Dave Keller.

The community center was awarded a grant of nearly $18,000 to create an asphalt path around the community grounds to encourage healthy activity.

The purpose of the Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement Grant program is to help boost the tourism experience and promote visitation and overnight stays within Franklin County, officials said in a release.

“The new path is a great addition to the Peters Township community and will benefit residents for years to come,” said Commissioner John Flannery.

Through this grant, the County has allocated over $1.7M to more than 40 local projects since its inception in 2014. The funding is derived from the hotel/motel tax on overnight stays at hotels in the county as well as Marcellus Shale impact fees.

“The walking path is a good example that shows when a community works together, good things can happen,” said Toby Byers, President of the Fort Loudon Community Center.

The Fort Loudon Community Center Walking and Bike Trail is located at 142 Mullen Street, Ft. Loudon, PA 17224.