Back somewhere around 1984 a group of Ridgway area residents, led by Dave Love, got together to form the "Boot Jack Snow Gliders" cross country skiing club. They worked with the Forest Service and created the Laurel Mill Trails which they groomed for skiing. Between several years of poor snow, Dave Love's retirement and declining membership the club stopped grooming and things started to decline.
Allegheny Hike, Bike and Ski was founded in 2016 as an IRS 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization and is the successor organization to the Boot Jack Snow Gliders. Our mission is to create and maintain hike, bike and ski trails in the southeastern portion of the Allegheny National Forest. We are best considered to be a "friends of" group which works with other entities to develop and maintain trails on their lands. As an IRS 501 (c) 3 Not for profit organization all donations to support our work are tax deductible.
We are a membership organization and new members are always welcome!!!
We are governed by a Board of Directors who have a diverse experience in outdoor recreation, trail construction, not-for-profit administration and grant writing. At this time we do not have a regular monthly meeting and instead schedule meetings as needed and notify our members.
Laurel Mill Trails Coordinator