WQED – Highlights of the GAP.

Nov 24, 2021

Pittsburgh television – WQED’s  “The Great Ride” award winning documentary explores one of America’s most treasured biking destinations – the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath. As a continuation of the project, WQED has produced a series of short videos that highlight the trail’s treasured landmarks. These include the Mason – Dixon Monument,…

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Big Savage Tunnel will close Monday, Dec. 6th.

Nov 20, 2021

 All good things must come to an end ….  at least for a couple months. The Big Savage Tunnel will close for the winter Monday, December 6th. This is an annual seasonal closing to seal relatively warm air in the tunnel, and prevent ice from damaging the entrance and concrete liner. Thanks for visiting the…

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New Trail Town Directories.

Nov 18, 2021

Directories at Trail Access Areas are important to guide visitors to businesses and services in adjacent towns.  This past fall SCRTA involved individuals from Confluence, Rockwood, and Meyersdale to review the former information and give them an update. The new maps are now in place. Printed signs go out of date.  That leads to the…

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HEADS UP – Heavy vehicles on the GAP

Nov 12, 2021

  Somerset County is resurfacing the GAP between the Mason & Dixon Line (Mile 21) and Miller’s Run Trail Access/Sand Patch (Mile 28).  Between November 15th and the 24th. That includes the Big Savage Tunnel. The tunnel WILL NOT BE CLOSED during the work, but there will be big trucks coming through while trail users are going…

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9/11 Memorial Trail Milestone & Volunteers Needed

Nov 2, 2021

On October 13, President Biden signed H.R. 2278 into law, designating the 1,300-mile 9/11 National Memorial Trail linking the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, PA. The Trail Alliance is now recruiting volunteers to further trail…

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