The Montour Trail Friends Groups
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Most of the day-to-day maintenance of the trail...

...is performed by one of six local Friends-of-the-Trail groups. Each group meets monthly, and schedules frequent work parties on the trail. There are six Friends groups responsible for local sections of the trail and one dedicated to researching and preserving the history of the Montour Railroad. Our Friends Groups also need help in staffing their own fund raisers for local maintenance.

The Friends groups are
Airport Area Friends (MP 0.0 to 12.6 and the 6.3 mile Airport Connector)

The Airport Area Friends of the Trail meet every second Wednesday at 7:00 PM, at the Forest Grove Fire Hall, 2044 Ewings Mill Road, Robinson Township, PA 15108. New volunteers are always welcomed.

Contact Phyllis McChesney at 412-264-6303 for more information.

Numerous Saturday "work parties" are held during the season. Please call 412-262-3748 to lend a hand at the work parties.

Fort Cherry Friends of the Trail (trail miles 12.3 to 20.7)

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the McDonald Trail Station, 160 S. McDonald Street, next to the Panhandle Trail, at 6:30 PM. Work parties are scheduled as needed. For more information, contact Deb Esia at 724-350-5565 or Chuck Hughey at 724-926-9436.

Cecil Friends of the Trail (trail miles 20.7 to 28.5)

Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. From May to August, meetings are held at the Cecil Henderson Road (Kurnick) access area; otherwise, the group meets at the trail office (304 Hickman Street, Bridgeville, PA). Call 412-257-2553 for more information.

Work and clean-up parties are every third Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM, subject to change. Watch the FaceBook group for announcements. Meet at the storage shed at Hendersonville. Call 412-496-4308 for more information.

Peters Friends of the Trail (trail miles 28.5 to 35.0), and Bethel Branch miles 2.1 to 2.8

Meetings are the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. The group typically meets in the Peters Township Community & Recreation Center, but occasionally selects other venues. To check on location, for information on meetings or the Friends Group in general, contact Mark Imgrund at markimgrund@gmail.com. You can also connect with the Peters Friends through Peters Township Friends Facebook or Yahoo! Groups.

Work and clean-up parties are held on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of each month, and otherwise as needed. For more information on work parties, contact Jim Robbins at 724-941-6132 or robbins310@gmail.com.

Bethel Friends of the Trail (trail miles 35.0 to 35.3) and Bethel Branch miles 0.0-2.1

Meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Bethel Park Municipal Building Caucus Room located immediately behind council chambers. Anyone interested in the Bethel Park Trail segment is encouraged to come. Contact Peter Kohnke at 724-518-9251 for more information.

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM. Call Bob O'Connell at 412-833-6259 for location and information.

South Hills Friends of the Trail (trail miles 35.3 to 46.3)

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, at the South Park Township Community Room or the Township Library, both located at the Township Building at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, 15129.

Work and trail clean up parties are scheduled and advertised as needed. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Dave Oyler at (412-831-9288 or davidoyler@verizon.net) or Paul McKeown (412-835-6692 or mckeownp@comcast.net).

Montour Railroad Historical Society

The MRHS is tasked to research, preserve and teach the history of the Montour Railroad.

Work parties are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact us at mrhs@montourrr.com or call Bryan Seip at 724-263-4667.