In recognition of the unique position played by the communities and small towns along Route 6, and the reality that the viability and sustainability of these communities impact Route 6 as a heritage tourism resource, the implementation of the Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Communities Program is an effort to maintain and enhance these communities. In recognition of the unique position played by the communities and small towns along.

The Heritage Communities Program addresses the need to retain and enhance the small town experience by assisting communities in developing their own part of the Route 6 story.  These communities benefit from heritage tourism that involves visiting important historical and architectural sites, enjoying the outdoors actively or passively, rekindling the spirit of road touring, and providing opportunities to purchase goods and services along the highway.

This planning effort includes not only elements of conventional community planning, such as visioning, the analysis of how land is used or planned to be used, community facilities, transportation, demographics, housing and the economy, but also transcends this level to include sustainable heritage tourism and sense of place issues localized to the community level. The program addresses the preservation and enhancement of the communities and resources making those communities a better place for residents to live and for tourists to visit. The required local engagement process and the completion of the Community WorkPlan were carried out with the assistance of the Corporation

Twenty communities in the PA Route 6 Corridor have completed the process and are recognized Route 6 Heritage Communities. They all continue to implement their plans and are continuously interpreting their history in new exciting ways and offering new experiences to the traveling public.

Download Press Release: PA Route 6 Heritage Communities Great Progress (PDF)

The communities are (Click on any of the Heritage Communties to see further information, links and resources)

MM 20N  21N

MM 14

MM 53 – 54

MM 65 – 66

MM 86

MM 94 – 98

MM 124 – 125

MM 149 – 150

MM 175 – 178

MM 198 – 199

EDINBORO

CONNEAUT LAKE

UNION CITY

CORRY

YOUNGSVILLE

WARREN

KANE

SMETHPORT

COUDERSPORT

GALETON

MM 181

MM 234

MM 287

MM 311

MM 343 – 345

MM 350 – 351

MM 359 – 360

MM 365-366

MM 368 – 369

MM 394

 

AUSTIN

MANSFIELD

WYALUSING

TUNKHANNOCK

CARBONDALE

WAYMART

HONESDALE

WHITE MILLS

HAWLEY

MILFORD