Pine Creek Rail Trail
Downtown Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore is a unique River Town community with its strategic location on the West Branch Susquehanna River and its Trail Head at the southern terminus of the Pine Creek Rail Trail. The Borough seeks to take advantage of the water trail and rail trail connections, while enhancing the walking and biking experience of residents and visitors in town. Starting in Jersey Shore, the Pine Creek Rail Trail has been recognized as one of the best hiking trails in the world. Hiking and biking enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the over 60 miles of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon’s terrain. Additionally the Jersey Shore Historical Society is filled with a rich collection of history from the area.

In May 2018, the borough completed a Jersey Shore Community Bicycle and Pedestrian Audit in order to raise awareness about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community design for encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, as well as help organize the community around bike/ped issues, identify impediments to safe walking and biking, and identify priority projects for implementation. Funded by a Peer Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR), the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) and a professional consultant facilitated the project, in collaboration with PennDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators, representatives from your Metropolitan Planning Organization and County Planning Department, and a diverse local Study Committee. The final audit includes an inventory, analysis and mapping of existing and desired bicycle and pedestrian facilities, appropriate solutions to address community needs, estimates for funding priority projects, sources of funding, and suggested schedules for engineering and construction. The audit report will empower community leaders and residents to get the funding needed to implement priority bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects. 

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