revitalization of kinzua beach & rimrock trail
PKP commends the ANF for ongoing improvements at Kinzua Beach, including renovation of concession building and restrooms, the addition of volleyball courts, a new picnic pavilion, and granting permanent free access for visitors to take advantage of these amenities during the summer. Concession stand open!
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ln partnership with the Warren County Career Center. Drafting and engineering student participation under the leadership of Dan Passmore surveyed and submitted the design for the trail to the ANF, who in turn and after public approval, built the trail with a ribbon cutting taking place in October 2010. The trail was celebrated with The Rimrock Bash, an event with vendors, food, entertainment and plenty of educational opportunities that took place the Sunday before Memorial Day in 2011 and 2012.
PKP donated a specialty tool to the WCCC to facilitate the design of these benches that are strategically placed along the trail for rest and reflection. We are extremely proud of the quality and craftsmanship that the students put into the construction of these benches, under the direction, again, of Greg Waterman and Dan Passmore.
Drawings completed by Dan Passmore's drafting class at the Warren County Career Center with construction by Greg Waterman's carpentry class, the kiosk currently holds information frames on all sides, two of those with historical details on the Seneca Nation and the rest with topographical and safety information from the ANF.
We are proud to have partnered with Bollinger Enterprises, Inc. to build and maintain a handicapped accessible observation platform on the Rimrock Trail. A generous gift from the Defrees Family Memorial Fund along with the hard work of dozens of volunteers made possible the construction of this pathway. Interpretive signage coming soon!
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At just under 2 miles long, this delightful trail connects Rimrock Overlook with Kinzua Beach. Featuring a natural water spring at the top of the trail, while most of the trail remains nicely dry there are some spots that still get pretty muddy.
If you would like to make a donation toward installing a series of culverts along the trail that would enhance the experience for walkers of all levels, please send your contribution to Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, PO Box 533, Warren PA 16365. Thank you!
Warren County Career Center
Tuna Valley Trail Association
Warren Library Allegheny Chronicles
Allegheny Outdoor Club
ANF Vacation Bureau
The Forest History Society
Warren Planning & Zoning Commission
Warren County Visitors Bureau