Mt. Davis Challenge

Confluence Community Center 711 Logan Place, Confluence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Mt. Davis Challenge Road Race is a 40/56 mile bicycle race that traverses the highest point in Pennsylvania. The course is "lollipop style," starting in Confluence, and utilizes the hilly back roads of the Mt. Davis area and climbs to an elevation of 3,213 feet. Once over the top, bicyclists descend on the eastern […]

August Fun Fest

Cedar Creek Park 453 Evergreen Drive, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, United States

Bike on out to Cedar Creek Park for a family-friendly day of activities, between West Newton and Smithton, at mile marker 110 on the Great Allegheny Passage! Live music at the amphitheater at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, food and drink, educational workshops featuring exotic animals, inflatables for the kids, a rock-climbing wall, a flea […]

Whitsett Community Day

Whitsett Township Road 515, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania

Stop by the lovely community of Whitsett, a patch town populated by descendants of coal miners and home to a lovely afternoon community appreciation day. The grill will be hot, and the lemonade on ice, and friendly neighbors will greet you and tell about this quiet spot along the Great Allegheny Passage. There's a baseball […]

McKeesport International Village

Renziehausen Park 2200 Eden Park Boulevard, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States

Pick a summer evening to bike from the Great Allegheny Passage over to the McKeesport International Village, an annual ethnic heritage and food festival held at McKeesport's rose-rich Renziehausen Park. Over three days, visitors indulge in a variety of cuisine from all over the globe, including Poland, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Ireland, Vietnam, and Italy, just […]


Pro Bike & Run 2400 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Join Haiti H2O for one of several fully-supported rides on the Great Allegheny Passage over Labor Day Weekend!  From a family-friendly 12-mile loop or a one-day ride from Downtown Pittsburgh to Connellsville, or an all-weekend 150-mile trek, you'll have fun! And the money you raise will invest in Haitian-led initiatives in remote villages, like building […]

$20 – $80

Labor Day Poker Run

West Newton 111 Collinsburg Road, West Newton, Pennsylvania, United States

Walk or ride the Great Allegheny Passage to checkpoints near West Newton to pick up playing cards in a competitive, fun morning outdoors. At the end of the event, each poker hand is tallied and the person with the best hand in each category receives a prize. Raffle prizes will be available after 10:00 am, […]


Farmers and Threshermans Jubilee

New Centerville 3054 Kingwood Road, Rockwood, Pennsylvania, United States

This fall festival celebrates vintage farm equipment, from antique tractors to steam-powered threshers and straw-balers to corn shellers, all on display in their mechanical glory. Noisy demonstrations abound!

3M Challenge

Canal Place 13 Canal St, Cumberland, Maryland

Think you have what it takes to cycle faster than a speeding train? Cyclists are invited to challenge the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s train as it climbs Mt. Savage in this face-off between man, machine, and mountain. A timed challenge between cyclists and the train locomotive organized by Mountain Maryland Trails, the 3M Challenge will […]

Heritage Days Festival

Cumberland 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, Maryland, United States

Spend an overnight in Cumberland and enjoy part of the trail town's famous Heritage Days Festival -- and the official start of fall! Four charming days of live music, arts and crafts vendors, yummy festival food, children's activities, historic interpretation, and walking tours await you. Explore the Allegany Museum, wander Canal Place, shop for local […]

Appalachian Festival

Frostburg State University 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, United States

Plan to attend the amazing Appalachian Festival, a colorful celebration of makers and artisans, traditional mountain music, regional history, and the autumn riches of Frostburg, high along the Great Allegheny Passage. This three-day event features bluegrass, old-time string bands, Appalachian recipes and foods, traditional dances, a film festival, and lecture series. Explore the grounds of […]


Confluence 600 Logan Place, Confluence, Pennsylvania, United States

Plan an overnight in beautiful Confluence for Pumpkinfest, a famous fall tradition centered in its lovely town square. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, the Pumpkinfest Queen Pageant, a 5K run/walk, an antique and classic auto show, a parade and a largest pumpkin contest, this quintessential autumn celebration is the most beloved along the […]

Festival of Combustion

Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark 801 Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Celebrate the industrial arts and American crafts at the Carrie Blast Furnaces across from the Great Allegheny Passage in Braddock, Pennsylania. The Festival of Combustion, a signature event of Rivers of Steel, features live music throughout the day and evening from local and regional artists along with tethered hot air balloon rides with views over the beautiful […]