Just a reminder that EMHR Partnership Mini-Grant applications are due next Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m.! We`re looking forward to seeing all of your project proposals! Click the links below for more information and the application forms. #EMHR #PartnershipGrants #OutdoorRec #HistoricPreservation #EducationalProgramming

Be sure to check out our first self-supported race event along the Endless Mountains Gravel Bikepacking Loop (EMGBL)! The Endless Mountains 430 Challenge will take participants through four counties and across 42,000 feet of elevation changes! Thanks to @dplandis for helping the EMHR and its partners organize the event set for Sept. 21, 2024! Check out the link below to see us on Bikepacking.com!

Here is the landing page on EMHR`s website: https://emheritage.org/the-endless-mountains-430-challenge/

The EMHR is happy to announce that registration for ALL of our 2024 events along our Susquehanna River North Branch Water Trail will be opening next week! Save the dates for these great river adventures! See below!

“EMHR’s Oakland Dam Removal Celebration Paddle”
June 1, 2024
Single-day paddle from Oakland Township to Hallstead

“EMHR’s Susquehanna River North Branch Sojourn”: June 6-10, 2024
Four-day sojourn from Laceyville to Hunlock Township

“Annual Youth Heritage Sojourn”: June 27-29, 2024
Three-day sojourn from Endless Mountain Outfitters to Tunkhannock`s Riverside Park

“Summer Heritage Benefit Paddle”: July 13, 2024
Single-day paddle from Riverside Park in Tunkhannock to Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals to benefit Wyoming County Parks

“Fall Heritage Benefit Paddle”: Oct. 5, 2024
Single-day paddle from Bradford County Outboard Motor Club to Endless Mountain Outfitters to benefit the Bradford County Conservation District

These events are being funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau - PA Endless Mountains (Wyoming County), the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency, and the The Susquehanna County Promotion and Tourism Agency. The EMHR is seeking sponsorships for these events as well, so please contact us to contribute!

We ended our Washington D.C. trip last week in a meeting with PA Sen. John Fetterman and the leaders of our Pennsylvania National Heritage Areas. Fetterman expressed great support for our HeritagePA program and the six National Heritage Areas (NHAs) here in the Commonwealth. He also said he supported the EMHR`s pursuit of becoming the seventh NHA in Pennsylvania. We also met with Chief of Staff of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, David Brooks, as well as the offices of Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Dan Meuser, Congressmen Summer Lee, Congressman Mike Kelly, and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler. We thank all of the legislators, staffers, and government officials who met with the EMHR over the course of our two-day trip to discuss our aspirations of becoming the next NHA! We`ll keep after it! #EMHR #NHA #GainingSupport #GainingTraction See less ...

Our friends at the Nicholson Heritage Association have their first speaker coming to the new Nicholson Tourism Center at the Historic DL&W Railroad Station this weekend! Be sure to check it out! #EMHR #NicholsonHeritageAssociation ...

Our friend and avid cyclist, David Landis, is currently test riding the revised Endless Mountains Gravel Bikepacking Loop (EMGBL) through our four counties! This is a 420-mile journey with over 40,000 feet of elevation changes throughout, so it`s quite a ride! He started in Canton in southern Bradford County and has already made his way through Sullivan County into Wyoming County! You can keep track of David`s progress throughout the week by visiting: https://share.garmin.com/davidlandis
David was instrumental in creating the TransVirginia Bike Route and we look forward to getting his feedback on the EMGBL upon completing the ride! We hope he enjoys the pastoral landscapes, history, and quaint downtowns of the Endless Mountains as much as we do! He will also be posting photos and video on his Instagram page:

For more information about the EMGBL, visit: https://emheritage.org/endless-mountains-gravel.../
#EMGBL #Bikepacking #EndlessMountains #EMHR