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Montour Trail Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary, Groundbreaking

The ceremony celebrating both will be held Saturday.

The Montour Trail will celebrate a milestone Saturday—the 20th anniversary of its opening.

But that won't be all that friends of the trail will be touting this weekend. A ceremony slated for 2 p.m. at the Hendersonville Park Pavilion will also celebrate the groundbreaking for a new lentgth of the trail.

This new section will be a connector to Southpointe and will run through Klinger Park.

Local dignitaries, including U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and state Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, are scheduled to be in attendancece, as well.

The Montour Trail is a multi-use non-motorized recreational rail-trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will ultimately extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton.

The trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a trail system that stretches for more than 330 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.

Currently, multiple sections of the trail totaling over 40 miles are completed, with a few gaps in the southern portion of the trail, according to the website.

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