Pennsylvania Water Trails Study

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A recent study suggests that Pennsylvania water trails generate tourism, economic activity, and jobs for the state.

Visitors to four Pennsylvania water trails during the summer of 2012 generated almost three-quarters of a million dollars in economic activity and supported 11 full-time jobs.

The study included interviews of water trail visitors from July to September on four of the state’s 21 water trails: the Schuylkill, Susquehanna – North Branch, Juniata, and Three Rivers.

The survey was conducted on behalf of the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

Water trails include access points, boat launches, day use sites and some overnight camping sites on or along waterways.

The Pennsylvania Water Trails Program is a partnership of DCNR, the Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the National Park Service. The program’s mission is to expand, connect, and promote the Pennsylvania water trails system.

For more information about Pennsylvania water trails, visit

source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

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