Work Begins on $20 Million Riding Area in Penn.

Construction of a $20 million recreation area atop an old strip mine is underway in Patton, Penn. To celebrate, officials held a groundbreaking ceremony June 8 at L&L Service and Supply, where the entrance to Rock Run Recreation Area is to be located.
The recreation area, designed to accommodate ATVs, snowmobiles and off-highway motorcycles, is scheduled to open in mid-October.
Officials said 50 miles of trails are to be open initially, but the long-term goal is to have 150 trail miles on the 6,000-acre site. The area also is expected to include nearly 250 campsites, equestrian facilities and fishing areas.
Plans are to sell tickets through at least four packages: A single-day ticket, a three-day package, an annual package and a family package. Organizers say they expect 30,000 to 35,000 riders per year within three to five years.

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