2021 Oil Region Outdoor Recreation
Do you have an idea for a business that would better attract and accommodate trail users in the Oil Region National Heritage Area?
Do you want to make improvements to your current business in the Oil Region that serves outdoor enthusiasts?
This contest rewards new and expanding businesses that submit solid business plans to provide vital goods and services to users of the bicycle, mountain bike, hiking, water, ski, ATV, equestrian and/or any other type of trail or outdoor recreation.
The Oil Region in Western Pennsylvania is comprised of all of Venango County and Hydetown, Oil Creek Township, and Titusville in Crawford County. Also included in the contest area are Foxburg (Clarion County) and Parker (Armstrong County) to the south.
Kayakers on Sandycreek, courtesy Michael Henderson
Map of Contest Area
June 8, 2021
6:00 pm, via Zoom
Concept Paper Deadline
July 14, 2021 4:30 p.m.
Semi-Finalists Selected & Announced
July 29, 2021
Business Plans Deadline
October 29, 2021 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about Business Plans here.
November 15-20, 2021
December 3, 2021
Oil City Christmas Past, Town Square
Kayaker on Allegheny River Water Trail, courtesy Kim Harris
Grab Trails bikers, courtesy Jerry Sowden
2019 Get on the Trail Contest Winners
Support for this project provided by County of Venango Act 13 funds