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88 Acres Near Venango Trails Development in Marshall Donated to Land Trust

Located near the border with Cranberry, the property has many springs and spring seeps and mature hardwoods.

The Allegheny Land Trust recently announced receipt from RT Partners LP an 88-acre gift of wooded land in Marshall Township adjacent to the Venango Trails residential development currently under construction on the border with Cranberry Township.

The property, at the headwaters of the Brush Creek watershed, has many springs and spring seeps and mature hardwoods.

“One of the oak trees is so large that it would take three adults to wrap their arms completely around its four foot diameter trunk”, said Roy Kraynyk, the land trust’s Land Protection Director.  

The land will be available to the public for non-motorized passive recreation such as hiking.

This is especially interesting in this case because a section of the historic Venango Trail exists on the property that once connected the “Forks of the Ohio” with Presque Isle, the Land Trust said in a statement.

To learn more about the long history behind Venango Trails, a neo-colonial-style housing development being built on former golf greens, click here.

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Linda J January 19, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Thank Heaven, that's 88 acres that won't ever beome a parking lot. If only more land around Cranberry became inaccessible to "land developers". The town itself is not really a "town", it's an eyesore of parking lots and shopping centers strung together by a road that can barely handle the traffic it engenders...

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