Sunday, January 29, 2023

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails receives 258,600 DCNR Equipment Grants

The trail has worked with other contractors trimming the trail, digging ditches etc. The Maintenance Director Gary Halsnik felt that the trail could be more efficient doing the work ourselves if we had the correct equipment. 

So, In 2020 the organization worked with the Centre County Planning Office and also  Michelle Merrow of Osceola Mills to fill out grant forms to acquire funds from DCNR, Trilby Mayes, President of SSRT was notified December 20, 2021 by DCNR Secretary Dunn that the trail will be receiving two separate grants. The funds come from Community Conservation Partnership Programs administered by DCNR. Funding for the projects comes from a variety of sources, State Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Atv and Snowmobile Management Restricted Accounts, Pa. Heritage Area Programs and the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program. 

The letter from Secretary Dunn also states that this grant award is in recognition of outstanding recreation and conservation work done within our communities. 

The equipment has been purchased and the Bobcat Excavator and trailer were purchased from Best Line Equipment and will be used to dig drainage ditches, replace drainage pipe, clean out ditches along the 19 mile trail. The John Deere Tractor purchased from Bradco Supply  has a 22ft boom arm with 60" rotary blade mower which will be used to trim the brush along the trail. The trailer will be used to haul the equipment to various locations on the trail as needed.


Saturday, January 21, 2023


Cooters Cabin-Short Term Rental

1503 W. Sycamore Rd
Moshannon, Pa. 16859

Ph: 717-201-9931
Fb: cooter's cabin

Located near Gillentown Trailhead. Secluded cabin with all amenities including wifi and ac. Sleeps 6 with an additional full service RV Hookup. Plenty of parking for trailers and machines. Available year around.


 Keck's Collision Repair - 2300 Commercial Blvd, State College, Pa. 16801

Provide quality Automotive Collision Repair Ph: 814-598-6882


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

20th Annual Best Line Powersports/SSRTA Winter Dinner Ride & Pine Creek 4 Wheelers Dice Run

Another great event with a full house for dice run and dinner. Thank you for all the supporters and volunteers to come and support this event. Thank you Best Line for all your years of support!! Thank you Mt View Market Place for filling the food and beverage orders. So so many individuals to thank for volunteering to make this event a success. Thank you all!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

New Corporate Sponsor

J&V Visions Collision Center, Inc.
843 Buffalo Street, PO Box 870
Franklin, Pa. 16323

Ph: 814-432-8723 or cell: 814-671-4884
web site:
Business: Autobody repairs/Industrial Sandblasting and Powder Coating

Thursday, December 22, 2022

A message from one of our corporate sponsors:

Please keep our Insurance Agency in mind when you are thinking about your insurance needs.
We insure the earth and everything on it, including SSRT Trails and Operations.
We have over “100” years of experience serving our clients, and hope you will join our family of satisfied clients.
ATV/UTV; car, home, business insurances at reasonable rates.
Offices in Johnstown and Mechanicsburg.
24/7/365 service: 814-418-7432 call/text or email to
We look forward to helping you with your insurance needs.

Thursday, December 15, 2022