2014 Night Walk is scheduled for October 18, 2014

Since 2000, the Night Walk on the Panhandle Trail has been a Halloween tradition in Collier Township. This year the festivities begin at 7 pm on Saturday, October 18. The Rennerdale Youth Group will carve more than 100 pumpkins donated by Lane Construction. Collier Girl Scouts and other volunteers will fill 500 treat bags, and carved jack o’ lanterns set up along a half-mile stretch of the Trail from the bridge near the Walkers Mill trailhead to the Sunnyside entrance. Bonfires light the night and hot chocolate and sweet cider are distributed by Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail. A costumed volunteer will delight the kids with stories near the Quarry bonfire.  There are Treat Bags for children aged 11 and under at the Quarry

The event is free but donations are welcome! Children, adults and volunteers are encouraged to wear costumes or weird hats. Parking is available in the Public Works Yard at 110 Noblestown Road.

About The Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail

Birch trees along the Panhandle TrailThe Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail maintains the approximately 2.4 miles of the Panhandle Trail from Walkers Mill Entrance to Gregg Station.

The Panhandle Trail is named after the Panhandle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the abandoned rail line upon which it is built.

The Panhandle Trail stretches for 29 miles from Walkers Mill in Collier Township, PA to Colliers, WV.

As of August 2008, the entire trail is complete from Collier Township, PA to Colliers WV.

Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail is powered by dedicated volunteers and always welcomes new board members to help in planning annual events and in keeping up with regular trail maintenance. Visit our Contact page for information about volunteering and joining the board, as well as open positions as officers on the board.

About This Website

Birch trees along the Panhandle TrailThis website pertains to the portion of the Panhandle Trail maintained by the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail.

For portions of the Panhandle Trail located outside of Collier, click on the "Links" button above or search the Internet.

Night Walk on the Panhandle Trail begins at 7 pm on the Saturday before Halloween. 100 carved pumpkins, hot chocolate, sweet cider and a bonfire with stories. Visit the Events page for details.

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