Butler-Freeport Community Trail

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is the corridor of the remarkably diverse Buffalo Creek Watershed in the southeast quadrant of Butler County. Starting in Laneville, the trail has Buffalo Creek as its companion for over 3 miles through the forest of the Buffalo Creek Gorge. The Buffalo Creek Gorge is the spectacular view which can be seen from bridge on Route 28 a mile north of the Sarver-Freeport exit. The Trail then picks up Little Buffalo Creek as its companion for another 8 miles, crossing the creek seven times. Many of the smaller tributaries are reminiscent of mountain brooks, offering natural cooling on a hot day and the thrill of rushing, tumbling water in all seasons. Gradually as the trail meanders northward toward Butler, it travels from the woods of the Gorge to a broader forest valley with the trail securely passing between cliffs on one side and the Little Buffalo Creek on the other to more open woods to farmland and village communities before again plunging into forest as it leaves Little Buffalo Creek near it headwaters.

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a rail-trail, preserving the route of Butler County’s first railroad (1871), the Western Pennsylvania Railroad which connected the City of Butler to the Allegheny River port of Freeport. As a rails-to-trails project, the trail offers a level, natural crushed limestone surface with a gradual uphill grade as it travels north (barely noticeable to walkers) and the converse downhill grade as it travels south (greatly enjoyed by bicyclists). The trail is enjoyed by people of all ages for walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, and with the help of Mother Nature, cross-country skiing.

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P.O. Box 533
Saxonburg, PA
United States
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Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods
Jun 15 2019 - 10:00am to Jun 16 2019 - 11:00am
Cabot, PA
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Jul 16 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sarver, PA
Concordia Summer Festival
Jul 28 2019 - 12:00pm
Cabot, PA
Saxonburg Festival of the Arts
Sep 7 2019 - 10:00am to Sep 8 2019 - 12:00pm
Saxonburg, PA
Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods
Sep 21 2019 - 10:00am to Sep 22 2019 - 11:00am
Cabot, PA

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Like several of Butler County’s towns, Saxonburg began as a vision for a wholesome town offering a new life for German settlers. Named for the German state of Saxony, Saxonburg was founded in 1832 by immigrants F. Carl and John A. Roebling. Designed by John, Saxonburg’s Main Street featured the charm and distinctive architecture of a quaint German hamlet.

Saxonburg Museum, Roebling Workshop Early history of Saxonburg and its founder John Roebling, des

New bakery in Saxonburg featuring gorgeous wedding and special event cakes, donuts, pastries, pie


The Mainstay at Saxonburg Bed & Breakfast in historic Saxonburg embraces old world charm and


Join us for fine dining and a stay at the historical Hotel Saxonburg.

Join us for fine dining and an overnight stay at the historical Hotel Saxonburg.