GALETON —  Almost 21 years ago, US Route 6 in Pennsylvania was dedicated as a National Recreational Trail by the National Park Service of the US Department of Interior. Named as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, the roadway was celebrated for its scenic beauty as well as its historical significance.
Officially dedicated as part of the National Trail System in July 1994, US Route 6 in Pennsylvania was cited for providing a variety of outdoor recreation and being easily accessible from major urban areas such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.
Today US Route is also a Pennsylvania Heritage Area known for telling the story of transporting natural resources across the state and country as well as a connector to historical, cultural and recreational sites. In fact, within the PA Route 6 Corridor, there are: 19 state parks, 7 state forests, and one national forest-the Allegheny National Forest.
Travelers across Route 6 will find an abundance of trail systems for hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorized recreation. The trails often tell the local history in places, like the old railroad bed that is now the Pine Creek Rail-Trail, which was voted on of the top 10 places to take a bike tour in the world by USA Today readers, and the Lackawanna Heritage Trail, a fifty mile, multi-use trail that follows the Lackawanna River and links the communities in the Scranton area.
PA Route 6 also offers access to some of the best water trails for canoeing and kayaking. The North Branch of the Susquehanna River Trail is visible from Route 6 and several towns along Route 6 have access points including Tunkhannock, Laceyville and Towanda. Another favorite is the Conewango Creek Water Trail, with access points around the city of Warren. Conewango Creek was named 2015 PA River of the Year.
The PA Route 6 Alliance encourages travelers to get out of their cars as they travel the highway and take advantage of the trail systems that are accessible along the heritage corridor. Take a hike or a sojourn down on the one of the following trails: Trails are listed by county heading west to east.
The following list of recreational trails along or near U.S. Route 6 from Erie County to Pike County, PA, contain links that may be accessed online at www.neagle.com. On the web site version, click on any trail listing to see the related web site with pictures and detailed information.

ERIE
Erie to Pittsburgh Trail
Bayfront Connector Trail
Presque Isle Multi-purpose Trail
Corry Junction Trail
French Creek Trail

CRAWFORD
Erie to Pittsburgh Trail
Ernst Bike Trail
French Creek Trail
Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail
 
WARREN
Allegheny River Water Trail
Conewango Creek Water Trails
Warren to North Warren Bike Trail 


MCKEAN
TRAIL CENTRAL-40+ Trails
Kinzua Valley Trail (Kane)
 
POTTER
Susquehannock Trail System
Middle Allegany River Water Trail
 
TIOGA
Pine Creek Rail Trail 
Lambs Creek Hike and Bike Trail
 
BRADFORD
North Branch of the Susquehanna River Trail
 
WYOMING
North Branch of the Susquehanna River Trail
Iroquois Trail
 
LACKWANNA
Lackawanna Heritage Trail
Scranton River Walk
D&H Rail Trail
 
WAYNE
D&H Rail Trail
Wallenpaupack Trail to Hawley
Riverside Trail to Lock 31
 
PIKE
Pinchot Greenway Trail
McDade Trail.