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LeTort Nature Trail Signs Highlight Rich History

August 1, 2014

LRA board members (from left) Sandy Kern, Erich Messerschmidt, Andy Parker, Herb Weigl, and Jerry Gapp at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new interpretive signs along the LeTort Nature Trail on August 1, 2014.
    LRA board members (from left) Sandy Kern, Erich Messerschmidt, Andy Parker, Herb Weigl, and Jerry Gapp at the
ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new interpretive signs along the LeTort Nature Trail on August 1, 2014.

‚ÄčThe Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) and the LeTort Regional Authority (LRA) unveiled new interpretive signs on the history of the LeTort Spring Run and LeTort Nature Trail at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 1, 2014.

Four signs were installed along the 2-mile LeTort Nature Trail highlighting the significance of the area, its industries, and its architecture. Funded by a grant from the CVVB, the signs feature James LeTort, who is the namesake of the LeTort Spring Run, the South Mountain Railroad, which was once located where the nature trail now, historic architecture along the Run, and industries that were powered by its waters.

The CVVB is the tourism arm of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The CVVB is the official Destination Marketing Organization of Cumberland Valley, Pa (a.k.a. Cumberland County, Pa) and is the driving force behind marketing it as a travel destination to leisure and group travelers, meeting planners and media.

The mission of the LRA is to preserve and protect the LeTort Spring Run and its watershed by promoting flood control and developing access and recreational opportunities within the watershed. The LeTort Nature Trail begins at LeTort Park in the Borough of Carlisle and ends at South Spring Garden Street in South Middleton Township.  To learn more, visit www.letort.org.   For more information, contact E. Michael Blumenthal, LRA Executive Director, at mike@letort.org or 717.245.0508