NMBA Special Projects
Harvest Fields Community Trails and Skills Park is probably our most well-known project to date. But we are the force behind many other trail building and repair projects throughout Rothrock State Forest and Centre County.
In yet another demonstration of the power of collaboration, a 1300’ section of Kettle Trail on the southside of Bear Meadows Road was rerouted in the summer of 2022. This section of Kettle was a fall line trail with significant erosion and demostratedly low use. DCNR selected this section as a seasonal rehab project and reached out to NMBA for support. While the heavy work was done with an mini-excavator, the important finish work was completed by volunteers from the Rothrock Regulators riding group and NMBA. DCNR is able to plan and accomplish this type of rehab on a small budget as they know they can count on local volunteers to round out the work. Open source user data shows that this rehab has been an incredible success now becoming one of the most popular trails in the Galbraith Gap area. It also provides access to a wider variety of user abilities while protecting resources from uncontrolled erosion.