east brady area development corporation


THE EAST BRADY AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EBADC) is a nonprofit (501c3) that strives to improve the East Brady and Brady’s Bend areas. Our mission has been to enhance the quality of life for residents and to attract tourists who will support our local economy.

We host annual events like:

  • The Great American Cleanup of the East Brady area
  • Attics and Cellars Day, town wide yard and garage sales
  • Holiday Light-Up Night, Cooke Crawl and luminaria display

In East Brady we manage:

  • Landscaping and maintenance at the bridge parklet
  • Planters at the Veterans Park
  • Maintenance of the East Brady Armstrong Trailheads
  • Artists windows on Kelly’s Way

In East Brady we have provided funds for amenities like:

  • Riverfront Park pavilion and signage
  • Armstrong Trail signage
  • Free Little Library
  • Playground of the Allegheny Mural on Kelly’s Way
  • Trail town kiosk
  • Trail town brochures
  • Bike Fix-it station at the trailhead

In Brady’s Bend funding has been provided for:

  • Brady’s Bend Sports Complex
  • Brady’s Bend Flood Memorial Park
  • Replacement of the St. Stephen’s Church Historic Sign

We are always looking for new projects and in 2024 we are hosting a community picnic in August and sponsoring a beautification contest. We welcome new members and new ideas!

We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month February through November at 6:00 PM in room 14 of the Arnold Beabout Community Center on Kelly’s Way.

You can reach us at:

EBADC, PO Box 355, East Brady, PA  16028  

or at ebadc68@gmail.com

Light up Night

Light up night is celebrated the first Saturday in December. Come join us for free hot chocolate, coffee and popcorn. Santa and Mrs. Claus are sure to arrive on a fire truck.

You can reach them at:


PO Box 355 East Brady, PA  16028  

Email: ebadc68@gmail.com

Armstrong Trail

The Armstrong Trail, managed by the Armstrong Trails Inc. organization, is a 52.5 mile rails to trails corridor.  Users can bike or hike the trail continuously from East Brady, PA to Schenley, PA.  5 miles of the 52.5 mile long trail will be accessible once the Brady Tunnel rehab project is completed late in 2024.  The trail is part of the ever developing Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.  The Armstrong Trail also connects to the Redbank Valley Trail which provides another 51 miles of trail, including a 9 mile spur to Sligo PA. The trail runs from the mouth of Redbank Creek through New Bethlehem PA to Brookville, PA.


The Armstrong Trail takes you on a scenic journey along the banks of the Allegheny River where you can experience some still standing artifacts of the former PPR Railroad.


For more information regarding the trails checkout the websites:




Have any questions? We are always open to talk about your business, new projects, creative opportunities and how we can help you.