Lake Somerset – A new visitor facility dedicated.

Jan 3, 2022

An exciting addition has been opened in anticipation of refilling Lake Somerset. In December, a new path, pad, and pavilion were completed for mobility-challenged users. The gates at the repaired dam have been closed, and the lake is expected to be full this summer.  Then, the edge of the lake will be at the new…

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Thank you Hank Parke for the GAP in Somerset County.

Dec 26, 2021

Every visionary project begins with an innovative leader. A leader with a look to the future, passion for the endeavor, and the willingness to labor endlessly and see the goal is met. That’s Hank Parke.  In 1986 Hank read a report by  Joesph Kupec who hiked the abandoned Western Md. Rwy and written a report extolling…

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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 Printed signs go out of date.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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