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Detail of AOC hiking mapp Allegheny Outdoor Club Trail Maps (http://www.alleghenyoutdoorclub.org/map_home.html) Copy these maps and save them as GIF files. Then print them with your computer at home. These maps are designed to print well on home equipment and have the information hikers, bicycle trail riders, skiers and other outdoor people need.
95-Mile in ANF Patch North Country Trail 95-Miles in Allegheny National Forest (http://www.alleghenyoutdoorclub.org/nct_patch.html) An AOC program offering a patch for completion of the North Country Trail within the Allegheny National Forest.
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Allegheny National Forest (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/allegheny/) An official site of the National Forest Service. This is an excellent site for persons planning outdoor recreation in the area. It includes information, reservation service and news about the Allegheny National Forest. It also identifies nearby Pennsylvania state game lands, forests, and parks; the Alleghany State Park in New York, nearby hiking trails and other attractions to outdoor enthusiasts. There are many links to other governmental and public organizations. Maps are available for downloading.

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Keystone Trails Association (http://www.kta-hike.org/) This state-wide organization describes itself as, “a federation of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing, preserving, protecting and promoting recreational hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania. We represent the interests and concerns of the Pennsylvania hiking community.” The Allegheny Outdoor Club is a member of this organization. The site includes a section on major hiking trails in the state that provides links to the trails’ web sites.

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North Country Trail Association(http://www.northcountrytrail.org/) Properly called the North Country National Scenic Trail, this trail stretches from the New York/Vermont border to Central North Dakota. When complete it will be approximately 4600 miles. There is now approximately 1800 miles of certified off-road trail. The Allegheny Outdoor Club is a member of the NCTA. The web site includes descriptions of trail segments. Maps, guides and other NCT-related items may be purchased at the site.

Tuna Valley Trail Association Logo Tuna Valley Trail Association (http://www.tunavalleytrail.com/ ) The TVTA builds and maintains trails within the Tunungant Creek Watershed in and around Bradford, PA. The trails pass through urban, rural and forest areas. Plans are underway to connect the system to surrounding trails in Allegany State Park, NY, the Allegheny National Forest and Kinzua Bridge State Park, PA. The web site contains maps and other trail information.
Butler Outdoor Club Butler Outdoor Club (http://www.butleroutdoorclub.org/ ) The Butler Outdoor Club promotes outdoor education and provides year-round outdoor activities in Western Penna. and surrounding areas. These activities are geared for all levels and are designed to provide recreation and foster a better understanding and responsible use of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, backpacking, biking, birding, canoeing, kayaking, xc-skiing, snow-shoeing, camping, and trail maintenance. Web site includes an activities schedule.
Chapman State Park Chapman State Park ( http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/chapman/ ) Here is a great state park in the middle of what the AOC considers its personal playground. With woods, streams and a lake there is plenty to do. And if the 805 acres aren't enough, the park is surrounded by state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest. The web site gives the details. In winter there is even a winter conditions page - look for the link under Winter Activities.