Ecology, Community, Saltsburg River & Trail and You.
We care about the ecological and economic integrity in the area surrounding Saltsburg. We would love to share our discoveries of a very special place with a very special history with you. Number one, we want you to know that you, your family and friends are welcomed. The community we are helping create is one of friendship, cooperation and kindness to all living things. To that end, we are attempting to advocate and practice sustainable and sensible economic development that will support preserving the amazing natural beauty found in our rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands in Western Pennsylvania.
Saltsburg River & Trail is attempting to catalyze an economic resurgence to a town and river valley once valued as a place to live by American Indians whom established villages throughout the area. Later, many settlers and their supplies arrived from the East via the Mainline Canal.
Saltsburg and her people built many of the barges for the canal and produced salt, coal, lumber, farm products and petroleum products for the population and ports of the East Coast. Railroads replaced the canal. Today, as you drift on the river or stroll through town, you can see and find remnants of this romantic past in the architecture of our buildings, the stone-work of our bridge trestles and the unearthing of Indian artifacts.
It is our hope you too will become an advocate and steward of this outdoor treasure that many are beginning to rediscover and appreciate. Now, for the first time in decades, you can witness osprey and bald eagles diving for fish.
After you day of paddling, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, or privately lounging on a rock surrounded by the sound of gently flowing water, feel free to join in on the conversation at one of the local pubs or restaurants. Your presence is welcomed and valued.
Eric Sutliff, Owner