Bellwood, PA, November 2, 2017:  Antis Township and Bellwood Borough have partnered to prepare a feasibility study for a multi-modal trail (pedestrian and bicycle) that connect downtown Bellwood to the Bells Gap Trail in Bellwood-Antis Park and extend south towards the village of Pinecroft. The Township and Borough, in conjunction with planning consultant Mackin, will be presenting the proposed trail alignments at a public meeting, starting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. All local residents, businesses and other interested persons are invited to learn more about the proposed trail project.

The trail feasibility study is a project that came out of the Bellwood-Antis Recreation Plan, which was adopted in 2016 and identified trails as a high priority for the region. Originally planned to follow the former Logan Valley Streetcar right-of-way, the study has identified alternative alignments that will allow the majority of the trail to be off-road, with the exception being in Bellwood Borough, where the proposed alignment will follow the alleyway behind Main Street. The trail is part of the larger proposed trail network, identified in the Blair County Greenways Plan, that will connect to Altoona and Hollidaysburg.

This project is partially funded by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnership Program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (Bureau).  For more information, please contact either Lucas Martsolf, Township Manager, at 814.742.7361 or or project consultant Amy Wiles, AICP, Mackin Engineering Company at 412.788.0472 or