Heritage Communities are Special Places

Twenty communities across the Heritage Corridor have been designated as PA Route 6 Heritage Communities. These communities represent the jewels along Route 6. They are committed to improving their local heritage tourism efforts. Here you will find important historical and architectural sites, enjoy the outdoors actively and passively, experience the joys of road touring, and have plenty of opportunities to take home locally made goods.



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In recognition of the unique position played by the communities and  small towns along Route 6, and the reality that the viability and  sustainability of these communities impact Route 6 as a heritage tourism  resource, the implementation of the Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Communities Program is an effort to maintain and enhance these communities. In recognition  of the unique position played by the communities and small towns along.


The Heritage Communities Program addresses the need to retain and  enhance the small town experience by assisting communities in developing  their own part of the Route 6 story.  These communities benefit from  heritage tourism that involves visiting important historical and  architectural sites, enjoying the outdoors actively or passively,  rekindling the spirit of road touring, and providing opportunities to  purchase goods and services along the highway.


This planning effort includes not only elements of conventional  community planning, such as visioning, the analysis of how land is used  or planned to be used, community facilities, transportation,  demographics, housing and the economy, but also transcends this level to  include sustainable heritage tourism and sense of place issues  localized to the community level. The program addresses the preservation  and enhancement of the communities and resources making those  communities a better place for residents to live and for tourists to  visit. The required local engagement process and the completion of the  Community WorkPlan were carried out with the assistance of the  Corporation.

 Download Press Release: PA Route 6 Heritage Communities Great Progress (PDF)


The communities are (Click on any of the Heritage Communties to see further information, links and resources)


MM 20N – 21N
MM 14
MM 53 – 54
MM 65 – 66
MM 86
MM 94 – 98
MM 124 – 125
MM 149 – 150
MM 175 – 178
MM 198 – 199
EDINBORO
CONNEAUT LAKE
UNION CITY
CORRY
YOUNGSVILLE
WARREN
KANE
SMETHPORT
COUDERSPORT
GALETON
MM 181
MM 234
MM 287
MM 311
MM 343 – 345
MM 350 – 351
MM 359 – 360
MM 365-366
MM 368 – 369
MM 394
AUSTIN
MANSFIELD
WYALUSING
TUNKHANNOCK
CARBONDALE
WAYMART
HONESDALE
WHITE MILLS
HAWLEY
MILFORD