Canal Trail work day
Canal near Danville, courtesy of Sis Hause

Trail Logo Design Contest!

February 2014

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) is excited to be moving forward with the first phases of the North Branch Canal Trail project between Danville and Catawissa.  Trail clearing is well underway and a year-long push is planned to get the trail open to the public as soon as possible. 

As MARC and our project partners move to the next phases of this project, we are in need of a logo for the North Branch Canal Trail to be used on project signage, publicity and other materials.  As a result, MARC is pleased to announce a logo design contest, open to all interested parties.  School-aged children are particularly encouraged to participate.  The guidelines for this contest are as follows: 

Logos should be created within a circle or oval border

  • Logos should use no more than four colors
  • Logos should convey the history and character of the North Branch Canal Trail corridor along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River
  • Logos should be fairly simple in design so that they can be easily reproduced, enlarged and reduced as needed 
  • Submissions should be emailed to Bob Stoudt, MARC Director, at by Wednesday, March 5th.  Adobe Illustrator or similar image formats are preferred, though all formats, including hand-drawn hard copies, will be accepted for consideration.  Hard copies should be mailed to: MARC, PO Box 456, Danville, PA 17821.  Submissions will become the property of the Montour Area Recreation Commission and may be altered, reproduced or otherwise used as needed.  MARC will review all contest submissions during its March 10th regular meeting and will announce the contest winner on Tuesday, March 11th

    The winning designer will receive a $25 prize and a MARC Trail Crew fleece hat and long-sleeved t-shirt, as well as recognition in MARC publicity and press-releases. 

    For more information about this contest, please contact Bob Stoudt at (570) 336-2060 or by email at  To learn more about the North Branch Canal Trail project, please visit