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Events
Events & Meetings
Meetings:
Apr 28
RTC Dinner/Meeting 6/7 PM
Frank's Place, Simpson
May 26
RTC Dinner/Meeting 6/7 PM RTC Cables Deli/
RTC Office
All meeting are open to the public. Dinner starts at 6PM followed by our board meeting at 7PM
Events
Sat Apr 23rd & Sun Apr 24th
9 AM Earth Day Trail Spring Cleanup
In 2015 volunteers from around the state collected over 6 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania's landscape to keep our communities clean and beautiful. This year Rail-Trail Council will partner with "Friends of the Starrucca Creek" in their efforts to clean up the D&H Trail in the Melrose Area. The group won a 2015 Environmental Partnership Award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for their extraordinary work in cleaning up the Starrucca Creek, Lanesboro and other northern trail areas. Volunteers meet, rain or shine, where Melrose Road crosses the D&H Rail-Trail. Cleanup supplies will be provided as will lunch and dinner! Volunteers are welcome one or both days. GPS coordinates to the site: 41.929087,-75.507333
Sunday, May 15
3 PM Trail Tender Meeting
Who are Trail Tenders? They are ordinary people who volunteer their time to maintain and enhance sections of the D&H and Endless Mountain Trails. Our spring Trail Tender meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 3 PM. If you are interested in joining this growing volunteer program please join us. Becoming a Trail Tender is easy and you can choose your level of involvement. A big THANK YOU to our Trail Tender volunteers who have donated over 30 hours of community service this year alone.
Sunday, May 29
8 AM: Join us for a bird walk on the D&H Rail Trail with environmental educator, Nancy Wottrich.
Spring is a busy time in the bird world. While some are establishing their breeding territories here, others are just passing through on their way to nesting grounds farther north, so both the variety of species and numbers of individuals swells to an annual high. This event will focus on sight identification as well as song, habitat and behavior. The event is limited to 20 people so call or email to sign up early. Bring binoculars!
Saturday, June 25
10 AM: Rail Trails 25th Anniversary/Art on the Trail
Art on the Trail and Rail-Trail Council's 25th Anniversary combine for a special day of celebration! Along with celebrating 25 years as an organization, our historic trail will showcase some of the best art in Pennsylvania when "Art on the Trail" returns. Artists will show and sell their work in three historic buildings-Cable's Store, Robert Starks's Susquehanna Studio and the Masonic Lodge. In addition to art our special events include:
11 AM: A guided walk back in time with Pat Peltz and Lynn Conrad. Learn about the history of Union Dale.
1 PM: Children's (and adult) nature photography class with Sherry Sparks. Bring a camera.
2 PM: "Let's Get Wet," an exploration of what live in the water near out trail with Watershed specialist Cheryl Nolan.
4-6 PM: Anniversary celebration with live music, quilt raffle, food and drink!
All Day: Take a trail ride on "The Party Bike." The bike will be available all day and can be reserved by groups of 8 or more.
Rail-Trail Council of NEPA has reached a milestone in the life of our organization. Please help us celebrate this special day as we share memories and friendships. We truly appreciate all of our members and their support helping to make this possible! Cable's Deli will also be celebrating their 5th year serving the community with great food and baked goods. Stop by the deli, say hi and wish Judy, Sharon and Koral happy anniversary. Check our website for additional information
Sunday, July 31
10 AM: "Secrets of the D&H" bike ride with the Southern Tier Bike Club.
The ride starts on the Union Dale Trailhead with a brief history of the D&H Railroad before heading out on the trail for an interpretative bike ride. Take a bike ride back in time when mining, processing and transportation of coal fueled the economy of our region.
Saturday, August 13
10 AM: "Secrets of the D&H" hike.
This summer we discover secret areas on the northern end of our trail. Details TBA.
Sunday, September 11
9 AM: The 9th annual D&H Distance Run/5K.
The weather is finally looking like spring so dust off those running shoes and start training for the 2016 D&H Distance Run/5K. This half marathon/5K is RTC's major fund raiser and 100% of the proceeds go to trail maintenance and improvements. It takes a small army of volunteers to make the race a success so if you would like to volunteer or become a sponsor please contact the Rail-Trail Office. You can register online at GetMeRegistered.com, dhdistancerun.com or our website.
The 9th Annual D&H Distance Run and 5K Run - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 - 9AM Start Time
7th Annual Distance Run
The 13.1 mile race will be an "out and back" run on the D&H Rail-Trail from Forest City to Union Dale on Sept. 11, 2016 with a 9AM start, chip-timing. The run is a great tune-up for those training for the Steamtown Marathon and a great race for those attempting longer distance runs.

For all the race information visit www.dhdistancerun.com or click here to download a registration form.

Any questions, contact the Rail-Trail office at (570) 679-9300.
This year the field is limited to the first 400 registrants. Register as soon as possible.
Susquehanna County PA
101 Things To Do In Susquehanna County
#3. "Ride your Mountain Bike on the D&H RAIL TRAIL from Forest City to the NY State border."
The Susquehanna County Commissioners invite you to experience the 101 best things to do in Susquehanna County: www.susquehanna.pa.us