2023 Trail of the Year Nominations Are Now Being Considered

2023 Trail of the Year nominations are now being considered, Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to nominate their favorite trail.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE | On Monday, October 10, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that nominations are now open for Pennsylvania’s 2023 Trail of the Year.

Nominators are being asked to submit a nomination form and supporting documentation online by November 11, 2022. For more information about where to submit the form and supporting materials, visit the Pennsylvania Trail of the Year web page.

The winner of the 2023 Trail of the Year will be featured in a commemorative poster for statewide distribution, gain a trailhead marker along the trail, be promoted on ExplorePATrails, and be awarded a grant for educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection on the trail. The winner will be recognized in a news release by Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee and the DCNR.

“Trails are important connectors in our natural spaces, which is why we are excited to receive nominations that share the impact our wonderful trails bring to communities across the commonwealth,” Dunn said. “Thank you to the Trails Advisory Committee for its work to uplift trails in Pennsylvania. I am eager to see which trail comes out on top.”

Pennsylvania is home to more than 12,000 miles of trails. Each year, the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee designates a Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for trails and raise public awareness about the value of Pennsylvania’s Trail network annually. DCNR recently celebrated the Delaware Canal State Park Towpath as Pennsylvania’s 2022 Trail of the Year. The 2023 Trail of the Year will be announced in early 2023.