The Big Savage Tunnel opens April 1st

Mar 10, 2022

The Big Savage Tunnel will open April 1st. It’s been a long winter, but spring is rapidly approaching, even in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. That translates to robins returning, turkey vultures sailing on the thermals, skunk cabbage in the wetlands, and most of all, the Big Savage Tunnel, Mile 22 on the Great…

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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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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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Fall Color at Peak

Oct 11, 2021

  Fall color is a highlight of the season along the GAP in Somerset County.  The following two weeks will feature kaleidoscopic views all along the trail. Some Suggestions; Starting in Confluence, ride south 9 Miles to the Pinkerton Horn.  At Pinkerton, views from the High Bridge are spectacular. Add the Pinkerton Tunnel and the…

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Pizza, Espresso & Scones … Oh My!

Aug 16, 2021

Confluence welcomes two new restaurants!  The Tissue Farm opened an espresso and tea shop in May. The menu features espresso drinks, chai (made in-house), hot chocolate, teas, and lemonade located on Latrobe Ave.  Plus, locally made baked goods are on hand. A recent Five-Star Google Review sums it up; “Their espresso drinks and their cold press are…

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