Friday, September 17, 2021


Due to the mailings taking longer, we suggest members plan accordingly. Plan for membership stickers to be returned in 2 to 3 weeks, not the 10 days as it use to be. Thank you all for your cooperation.
SSRTA Secretary, 
Larry Mayes

Plenty of food at the Pig Roast!

At the upcoming Pig Roast, we will have 150 halves of chicken along with 2 pigs for the meal. People can choose which they prefer, chicken or pork until all is gone. 
Hope to see you there!


Shawley's will be performing trail trimming Monday & Tuesday, October 4, 5, 2021. They will be working between Gorton Crossing and Peale Crossing. They will be using a flail mower to trim mostly the high tree limbs overhanging the trail. Please use caution when traveling in this area during their work times. 

Thank you, Gary Halsnik, Maintenance Director

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

DCNR Youth Certification Training at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held DCNR Youth Certification Training at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge on Saturday, September 4, 2021. In preparation for the training. one of the trails corporate sponsors, Gongaware Environmental Services mowed the weed and grass at the training area. 

Donna Verost, Mark Watson, George Holt were the trainers. 

After a classroom session, the attendees did  various group  exercises on their atvs and then went to the Elks Lodge for lunch supplied by Snow Shoe Rails to Trails. Trilby Mayes, president of SSRT presented the trainees their temporary registration along with an SSRTA T-Shirt. 

We want to thank George Holt for helping to train all these years. He is now retiring from doing any other training sessions but still not giving up riding atvs/utvs. 

Thank you also to Kevin and the servers at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge. The lunch & service was great!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Philipsburg Area

You will not be able to use the hill by cold stream at this time.  Unfortunately, only 5 people showed up last evening to help so the project could not be completed. The next work party is Monday,  September 20th at 4pm. If 10 or more people don't show up it will remain this way.  Unless, of course, someone else would like to finish the project before next Monday.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Youth Training Preparation

Bill Gongaware mowing weeds and grass at Philipsburg Elks Lodge/SSRTA ATV Training Area. Getting ready for September 11, 2021 Youth Training. There is still a few spots left for those that want to get signed up. Contact Donna Verost (814-592-7764)to register your child. This training is for youths 8 through 15 years of age. Report to training area around 8:30am the day of the event. The  class with be held on site starting at 9am.  Afterwards, everyone will go to Elks Lodge for a free meal(including parents) provided by Snow Shoe Rails to Trails and to receive your registration and a Snow Shoe Rails to Trails t-shirt.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Signs Installed

Andy Basalla & Gary Halsnik installed a few extra signs on the connector to Snow Shoe Borough and also a few extra signs installed in the Snow Shoe Borough. Please abide by the signage. The trail is really making an effort to do this right and we need the users help. Thank you all. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

Snow Shoe Borough Roads

 After several meetings attended by Snow Shoe Rails to Trails and the Snow Shoe Borough Council, we finally got the go ahead to post legal routes to businesses and the Snow Shoe Park and Swimming Pool. A trial period of 6 months is in place. We need to prove we can provide a positive economical impact with limited problems. We are asking all of our members to respect the rules of the Borough concerning speed-which is 15mph for atvs/utvs, no use of radios( shut radios off when entering the Borough-Signs are posted. If your machine is loud, stay away from this route. This route will have access to Brothers Pizza, State Store, Beer One, the laundromat, Laurel Optics, the Snow Shoe House(Air B&B), the Snow Shoe Campground and the Snow Shoe Pool. Please police within your ranks so we can continue to have this route. Be mindful of children as they frequently ride and play on these streets.