Elizabeth Township encompasses 23 square miles between the shores of the Youghiogheny and Monongahela Rivers with a population of roughly fourteen thousand people. Located in the southeastern section of Allegheny County, Elizabeth Township is made up of several small villages including Boston, Greenock, Buena Vista, Industry, Blythedale, Blaine Hill, Mt. Vernon, Victory, and Central. Elizabeth Township is home to the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. A trail for all seasons that follows the scenic Youghiogheny River along the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie (P&LE) Railroad. The trail’s gentle grade, smooth surface, isolation from motorized traffic, and inherently scenic landscape offers visitors of all ages and levels of physical ability magnificent settings where they can safely walk, jog, cross country ski, or bicycle. The main access areas of Boston Park, Buena Vista, and Blythedale provide parking, benches, toilets, drinking water, bike racks, visitor information, picnic pavilions and security lighting. River access and historic interpretation signs are provided at key points along the trail. Encompassing 1,101 acres in Elizabeth Township, Round Hill Park features an exhibition farm with animals that is open every day of year. Other amenities include soccer fields, shelters, a spray park, and walking and bridle trails. Elizabeth Twp. has six schools that make up the Elizabeth Forward School District. Elizabeth Forward High School, Elizabeth Forward middle School, Central, Greenock, Mt. Vernon, and William Penn Elementary Schools.