Allegheny Valley Trails Association (AVTA) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization which was founded in 1990. The AVTA’s mission is the acquisition of abandoned railways in the Allegheny River watershed and their rehabilitation into multipurpose, non-motorized recreational trails. Over the past decade the organization has had a good measure of success in fulfilling that mission. As of the spring of 2008, the AVTA has taken title to a total of 55 miles of abandoned railway and has completed the construction of two trails, the 30 mile Allegheny River Trail and the 12 mile Sandy Creek Trail.

There are five trails now available.

Allegheny River & Samuel Justus Trails

The Sandy Creek Trail

Oil Creek State Park

Two Mile Run Mountain Bike Trails

Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce
Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce


Peddlers & Paddlers Inn 1322 Elk Street Franklin, PA 16323

Peddlers & Paddlers is ideally located in the historic section of downtown Franklin, two blocks from the shops and restaurants on Liberty Street, and a two-minute walk from Fountain and Bandstand Parks, where a majority of the Franklin based festivals are held.  Franklin is a very walkable town, with lots to see and appreciate.

If you are looking for a perfect getaway weekend, we are less than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh, Erie, and Akron, and 3.5 hours from Altoona, Harrisburg, Cleveland, and Buffalo.  Franklin also offers a small airport with flights from limited areas. Check here for more info:

Parking is available on the property, and in a large public lot directly across the street from Peddlers & Paddlers.