Grant from Mellon Foundation will Help Extend Trail to Point Marion

Originally Published in Tribune Review on March 2, 2013. By Mary Pickels. Read the full story.

A $120,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will advance construction of Fayette County’s Sheepskin Trail from the West Virginia border through Point Marion. The National Road Heritage Corridor, trail project management partner, announced the grant on Friday.


The north/south trail will pass through 10 county municipalities and several small “patch towns,” according to NRHC executive director Donna Holdorf. “The trail will bring significant opportunities for positive economic impact. There are businesses in some of the small communities already preparing for the trail,” Holdorf said in a release.