The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) proposes a multi-use trail, the Ohio River Trail (ORT), along the “La Belle Riviere” or the Ohio River and its tributaries from the Columbiana Greenway Trail, near East Liverpool, OH and Chester, WV to the Beaver River Trail near Beaver Falls, Pa. and to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) via the Montour Trail in Moon Township, Pa. and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Whether you bicycle, walk, hike, jog, run, roller blade, fish, bird or butterfly watch cross-county ski, horseback ride, canoe, and kayak or enjoy boating, the Ohio River Trail will improve quality of life by providing fitness and recreation. In addition, the ORT will serve as an important alternative transportation corridor between communities as well as reducing congestion and pollution. The ORTC will ensure access to all, including persons of disability.
The Ohio River Trail communities of Western Pennsylvania understand the economic benefits of greenways. Trails and greenways bring growth in construction and maintenance as well as tourism-related opportunities like river rafting tours, bicycle sales and rentals, restaurants and lodging. Greenways provide a highly desirable recreation destination which also encourages new residents, like young families, to relocate to a trail community.
The ORTC is a non-profit volunteer-led corporation. Please click on the menu links to explore our site and further enhance your understanding of the mission of the Ohio River Trail Council. I would like to invite you to become a member and support our efforts in making the Ohio River Trail a reality.
Chief Executive Officer