PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor
About PA Route 6 Alliance
WHAT WE DO – SERVICES
The PA Route 6 Alliance has 6 areas of concentration. All intended to help make the Route 6 Corridor a memorable experience, a great place to visit, and an even better place to live.
- Tourism Promotion
- Cultural Conservation
- Education and Interpretation
- Open Space and Recreation
- Economic Development
WHAT WE DO — PROGRAMS
PA Route 6 Alliance is involved in many great projects across the Route 6 corridor.
- The Artisan Trail — Northern Pennsylvania’s rich history, diverse regions, and friendly people come together to produce a vibrant culture of craftsmanship and creativity. On the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail, you’ll find inspiration, entertainment, education, and great shopping, too.
- Bike Friendly Business Program — As more visitors explore PA Route 6 by bicycle, businesses throughout the region stand to benefit from increased customers and spending at shops, restaurants, and overnight accommodations. The FREE PA Route 6 Bike Friendly Business Program has been developed to help businesses and the entire region become more bike-friendly and attract more bicycling visitors.
- Facade Program — Thanks to a Keystone Communities grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), PA Route 6 Alliance has provided local business owners with matching funds to improve storefronts and other projects. So far, the Facade Program has helped businesses in the PA Wilds (2020), Endless Mountains (2021), and Great Lakes Region (2022).
(Before and After Photos of Woody’s Ale House and Grille in the Endless Mountains)
- Community Heart & Soul® Program — The PA Route 6 Alliance announced the 2020 partnership with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and Erie Arts & Culture, with additional support from the DCED and DCNR. This has resulted in the award of a combined $600,000 in funding, training, and support for the Northern Pennsylvania communities of Carbondale, Youngsville, Tidioute and Wyoming County. Selected through a competitive grant application process, each community will be guided through the Community Heart & Soul® program, a two-year community and economic development process proven to engage, strengthen, and reinvigorate communities.
US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, through the eleven counties of Crawford, Erie, Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike, is the focus of an effort to preserve, enhance and promote the transportation heritage of one of the nation’s first transcontinental highways; to sustain and enhance the small rural communities linked by the highway; and to preserve and enhance the natural, scenic beauty of one of America’s favorite “road trips”.
The Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corridor offers a broad range of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and exceptional experiences. Public and private infrastructure make the corridor accessible and provide economic opportunities for strengthening communities while enhancing natural, cultural, scenic, recreational, and historical resources. A strategic, unified partnership guides the management of these resources, preserving and enhancing the Pennsylvania Route 6 heritage and quality of life throughout the corridor.
Annual “Do 6” Awards Program
Goals and Strategies
Workshops and Resources