This project when completed will provide many excellent resources of educational and recreational benefits to both the local and regional communities. There will also be potentially significant sources of economic benefits as well. We envision this project, with all the other recent business expansions, and creative venues, as making Ebensburg Area a destination point. People may visit from other areas and stay at the local Inns, visit the nature center, hike and bike all the trails, including the Ghost Town Trail extension to Munster, visit the tennis center, the new Microbrewery, and all the other activity areas that Ebensburg has to offer. This will also have a positive impact on local business activities The Greenway corridor will be expanded on which follows the current State wide plan.
The new state goal to encourage people to go from their garage, to bike, to trail so they can exercise and recreate will be strengthened as more recreational trails, and nature activities would be abundant. The added benefit of potentially lowering health care costs across the board are major reasons to develop this project. The citizens will have more opportunities to experience the outdoors and will markedly enhance their awareness and knowledge of natural and cultural resources.