The Murrysville Trail Alliance
Celebrating Outdoor Murrysville
Please join us . . 2017 MTA Hikes and Activities
4/15 Sat. 10 AM Venture Outdoors*/MTA Duff Park Wildflower Walk
5/13 Sat. 10 AM Venture Outdoors*/MTA Pleasant Valley Hike
6/10 Sat. 9 AM Venture Outdoors*/MTA Cross-Murrysville Fitness Trek
(starting in Townsend Park)
6/24 Sat. 9 AM MTA Townsend Park
7/8 Sat. 10 AM MTA/FOMP Tour
of MCP Wetlands
7/29 Sat. 9 AM MTA Cross-Murrysville Hike CANCELLED FOR RAIN
8/12 Sat. 9 AM MTA Cross-Murrysville Hike from Veterans' Field
9/23 Sat. 9 AM
MTA Inaugural Hike on new Turtle Creek Extension of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail
TBD Date and Time MTA Murrysville Bike Ride
Postponements or cancellations for weather will be shown on the Murrysville Trail Alliance Facebook page.
*Venture Outdoors activities require pre-registration and a small fee. For these please register at www.ventureoutdoors.org.
Thank you Susan Karas for organizing our hikes; Susan, Joe Walko, Ed Gerstenhaber, Sue Miller, Buzz Wichmann, and Tom Ronksley for leading hikes or bike rides. Thanks too to everyone who helps out or joins us!
VOLUNTEERING IN PARKS
There are many opportunities to volunteer in Murrysville's beautiful parks, maintaining trails, removing invasive plants,
or contributing in some other way of special interest to you.
Contact Pia van de Venne at 724 733-2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a great website at pondwatcher.weebly.com
about the wildlife at the MCP wetlands,
with photos, sound clips, videos, quizzes, chat,
and a link to the live wetlands webcam!
Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2017 Murrysville March For Parks, an important source of local funding for the Turtle Creek Extension
of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail!
Join us for an MTA meeting! To learn about our next meeting
please email MTAmail@murrysvilletrails.org.
Visit the Murrysville Trail Alliance on Facebook!
We've reached 850 "Likes"! We love our MTA FB friends!
Additional Hikes and Events
The Gibsonia-based Premier Bicycle Club (founded in November 2016 to promote, encourage, and support cycling) organizes classes and rides.
Join the Pittsburgh Hiking Meetup group to obtain information about their hikes throughout the greater Pittsburgh area (including in Murrysville!)
The Westmoreland Conservancy hosts several hikes and excursions.
Friends of Murrysville Parks (FOMP) hosts several nature walks in Murrysville parks.
The Botanical Society of Westmoreland County hosts many events and field trips throughout Westmoreland County.
The Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts many events and field trips throughout western Pennsylvania.
The Sierra Club Allegheny Group lists several hikes in southwestern PA.
The Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club lists several map-based land navigation orienteering events and provides much information about orienteering.
The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh lists backpacking, cycling, and other outdoor activities in southwestern PA.
Venture Outdoors hosts many southwestern PA outdoor events and activities.
Keystone Trails Association provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout PA.
American Trails provides much information about trails and recreational trail use throughout the U.S., including in PA.
Check out the second Rough Diamond video at
Thank you David Conrad for this great video
to support trail groups' efforts to build connections
from Pittsburgh to Saltsburg!
More about the Rough Diamond Trail Project
in a 1/29/14 WTAE interview and the first
Rough Diamond Trail Project video.
The Murrysville Trail Alliance (MTA) works to expand
opportunities for trail-based recreation in and around Murrysville.