Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trestlefest to Open Trail Link

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trestlefest to Open Trail Link

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Rain or shine, the Montour Trail Council will celebrate the opening of the five-mile section of the Montour Trail between McDonald and Venice next weekend.

TrestleFest is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on the trail at the north end of the rehabilitated 960-foot McDonald Trestle, west of McDonald on Noblestown Road. The council hopes to attract 1,000 to 2,000 people to the free celebration. Ted Sohier of WQED-FM will be the master of ceremonies.

Attractions will include riding and walking tours; a petting zoo and pony rides; raffles; food booths; live music; hot air balloon rides; and exhibits by community organizations, municipalities, agencies and special interest groups.

A shuttle will provide tours of the McDonald Trail Station/ Meeting House, downtown McDonald, the Panhandle Trail and festival attractions located at the deck level of the trestle. …

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