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Send us your winter photos of the trail*
Feb News 1
Send us your winter photos of the trail and we will post them in our next newsletter!  Jim Mader at

Two photos from the 2010 Race, Run, Ride, & Ramble. . .Be sure to join us this year!

*The contributor of this photos is Adam Colton. The photo is copyrighted but also licensed for further reuse.
January '11 Newsletter

Happy 2011 to all Friends of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail! 

This newsletter finds quite a bit of snow on the trail with more to come.  It’s a great place to walk or hike any time of the year, and right now is surely no exception.  When the snow is good, the trail is also ideal for cross-country skiing.  The views of North and South Mountains are much better with leaves off the trees.  It’s easier to see wildlife, and the quiet beauty of the winter landscape is wonderful.  So, check out the winter trail and enjoy the beautiful Cumberland Valley

Current Members:
It's time to renew. . .

Please take a moment to renew your membership in the Rail Trail.  You can renew on line -- it's easy!

Or you can renew the old-fashioned way with these on-line instructions. 

New Members:
We need you. . . .

Your dues pay for maintenance and upkeep of the trail as well as support our efforts to extend the trail from Newville to Carlisle.  We are making progress and continue to work hard in the pursuit of the extension to double the length of the trail.  We have recently met with officials from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Resources (DCNR) who are helping us through the process with PPL to acquire the right-of-way.  Once that is achieved DCNR will also be a source of grant funding for trail construction.

CVRT's 5th Annual Race, Run, Ride, & Ramble: Sunday, April 17

It's not too soon to start planning to attend the CVRTC's 5th Annual Race, Run, Ride, & Ramble.  Something for everyone, and great fun for the whole family!  For more information, click here

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