Rails To Trails of Central PA is a not-for-profit, charitable organization as qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Rails To Trails CPA operates through a committed Board of Directors and membership, all of whom volunteer their time and labor on projects such as building trail amenities, fund raising, trail maintenance, and public education on trail related issues.

The primary function of Rails To Trails CPA is to convert abandoned railroad corridors into recreational and educational trails for use by the public.

Our Mission:
  • To continue maintenance and development of our existing trails;
  • To convert additional abandoned railroad corridors into non-motorized trails for public recreation and education;
  • To preserve the heritage and historical significance within the boundaries of all Central Pennsylvania Rail Trails;
  • To accomplish these within the limits of our resources and capabilities.

Our Goals:

  1. Expand trail network
  2. Restructure organization to increase efficiency
  3. Maintain financial stability
  4. Increase public awareness
  5. Improve trail infrastructure
  6. Encourage economic development in trail communities
  7. Conduct historical preservation
  8. Contribute to excellent environmental quality
  9. Engage in educational partnerships

Rails To Trails of Central PA is associated with the Rails To Trails Conservancy, a national organization that advises and promotes development of abandoned railroad beds and canal towpaths for public recreational, educational, and historical purposes.  Learn more about this organization by visiting www.railtrails.org

Rails To Trails of Central PA is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors with officers selected by the board.

Board Member Officers

Other Board Members

Vice President
Assist. Secretary /
Ethan Imhoff
Mike Panek
Mary Emeigh
Sarah Gonsman
Jennifer Barefoot

Hazel Bilka
Karl King
Ed Donahoe
Gary Patterson
Adam Grow

Victoria Brua
George Foster
Peggy Goodman
Dr. Bruce Sheehe
Joe Lansberry