(SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA) — Forest City Borough’s Outdoor Town Action Team and the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania are proud to unveil two new additions to the D&H Rail-Trail Forest City Trailhead. We invite trail users and the Greater Forest City community to celebrate the unveiling of the first trail sculpture on the trail and an interpretive sign about coal mining and the railroads.

The unveilings will occur on Saturday, December 9, at 1 PM at the Forest City Trailhead. The event will feature the unveiling and the background behind each structure. Those instrumental in the funding, design, fabrication, and installation of the structures will be acknowledged.

The trail sculpture was funded in part by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region through Forest City’s Borough’s Outdoor Town Action Team. The FCOTAT plans to continue trail sculptures along the D&H leading up to Main Street. Artist Scott Nichols designed the sculpture to bring attention to the free Wi-Fi on the Forest City Trailhead.

The Rail-Trail Council through the Overlook Foundation and Endless Mountains Heritage Region has funded many of its historical interpretive signs. The Forest City sign highlights the influence coal mining and the railroads had on the growth of the Forest City area. The Forest City Area Historical Society and the Carbondale Historical Society both contributed to the content.

Each unveiling will feature some key person comments:
Chris Glinton – Mayor Forest City Borough
Cain Chamberlin – Executive Director, Endless Mountains Heritage Region
Christine Dettore – Northeast Regional Advisor, DNCR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
Erin Debish and Deb McNamara – Forest City Outdoor Action Team
Suzanne Atcavage – President Greater Forest City Business Alliance
John Kameen — Forest City Area Historical Society
Lynn Conrad — Executive Director Rail-Trail Council of NEPA

Warm beverages will be available. If the weather is favorable, you are welcome to explore the D&H Rail-Trail by foot or bike. The trailhead is located off State Route 247 along Commerce Boulevard, Forest City 18421.

For more information, call 570.679.9300, or email nepatrails@gmail.com or visit neparailtrails.org