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Allegheny County

Borough of Braddock

Braddock Borough, located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, was founded in 1755 by General Edward Braddock. The Borough sits along the Monongahela River has played a crucial role in the history of the City of Pittsburgh. In 1873, Andrew Carnegie built Edgar Thomson Steel Works in Braddock, one of America's first steel mills and one of the only steel mills still in operation today. Though the collapse of the steel industry in the 1970-80s has drastically impacted the local economy and vitality of Braddock, the Borough Council and Mayor have worked diligently to invigorate this historic neighborhood. A true commitment to community is visible in Braddock with new businesses and revitalization projects bringing hope for economic development.

Borough of Braddock

If you are interested in joining a walking group in Braddock Borough or currently belong to a walking group or other organization that is looking for a place to walk and engage in regular physical activity, please email braddockborough@comcast.net or call 412-271-1018 for more information.

Hollow Oak Land Trust

Hollow Oak Land Trust is developing a new model for land conservation that builds on Pittsburgh's strengths, both geographic and cultural. The region has reawakened to its wealth of natural amenities, and demand for new trails is now a top priority of communities. Hollow Oak works with municipalities and private landowners to boost the benefits of natural amenities by building woodland trails that connect parks, greenspace and trails to residential areas and business districts. Land protection, greenway planning and mapping set the stage for greater access to and appreciation for natural areas.

Hollow Oak Land Trust owns and manages five conservation areas and over 500 acres of woodlands in the Pittsburgh International Airport corridor. At Montour Woods Conservation Area, volunteers and staff have constructed a nine-mile multiuse trail system, with connections to Moon Park and the Montour Trail underway.

Hollow Oak Land Trust

If you are interested in joining a walking group in Moon Township, Allegheny County or currently belong to a walking group or other organization that is looking for a place to walk and engage in regular physical activity, please email info@hollowoak.org or call (412) 264-5354 for more information.

Sewickley Valley YMCA

The Sewickley Valley YMCA serves the communities of the Ambridge Area, Cornell, Moon Area and Quaker Valley school districts by providing opportunities for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Sewickley Y wants everyone in the community to reach their full potential and lead healthy and connected lives. The Y provides a wide range of programs and services, like wellness, aquatics, child care and summer camp, and works with community partners to provide outreach and services for those who need us most. For more than 120 years, the Sewickley Y has been responding to community needs.

Sewickley Valley YMCA

If you are interested in joining a walking group in Coraopolis Borough, Allegheny County or currently belong to a walking group or other organization that is looking for a place to walk and engage in regular physical activity, please email Trish Hooper at thooper@sewickleyymca.org for more information.

​Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization

Founded in 1826 and incorporated as a borough in 1842, Sharpsburg is a small, urban riverfront community just outside of the City of Pittsburgh. Nestled along the Allegheny River, Sharpsburg was once a bustling industrial and entrepreneurial community, home to the HJ Heinz Company and the largest brewery in the state; since the collapse of the steel industry, Sharpsburg has strived to rebuild itself around its unique, historic business district and ample recreation assets, including a network of parks and free public riverfront boat and kayak launches.

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO) was founded in 2014 by a group of residents passionate about improving the quality of life for people living in the borough. SNO’s efforts, largely volunteer driven, include the resident-focused, ecodistrict-inspired 2018 Sharpsburg Community Vision Plan. The plan incorporates residents’ hopes for their community on a variety of issues, including food access, water quality/management, energy, air quality, mobility, and the overarching priority of equity. The Sharpsburg Main & Canal Walking Route is an exciting addition to the group’s projects, honoring the community’s distinctive history while enhancing present-day connections and looking forward to the borough’s healthy future.

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO)