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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Outflow Campground Open

May 25, 2021

The popular Outflow Campground at Youghiogheny has reopened. Bikers are welcome to enjoy this convenient location next to the river, just below the outflow of the Youghiogheny Reservoir.  Camping sites are available with hammock hooks and nearby restrooms and showers.  The campground is a very short bike ride, or walk, to all of Confluence’s services…

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10 miles of GAP Reopens south of Boston

May 3, 2021

GAP Reopens Near Boston, PA The Regional Trail Corporation and Elizabeth Township will reopen a 10-mile section of the Great Allegheny Passage near Boston, Pa., on May 1, 2021. The opening follows a five-month closure to replace sewer lines running underneath the trail.  The project included a complete resurfacing and widening of the trail and the…

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The 9/11 Trail Opens

May 1, 2021

It’s Open, the 1st segment of the 9/11 Trail in Somerset County. The first 1.5 miles of the 9/11 Memorial Trail in Somerset County opened for public use, April 30th. Somerset County Commissioners Gerald Walker, Colleen R. Dawson, and Pamela A. Toker-Ickes joined Cindy Dunn, Pennsylvania Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources, Stephen Clark, Superintendant…

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