Future clouded for town helped by bike trail

JUN 28 2016

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“A lot of people in the summertime are coming off the trail looking to buy breakfast or lunch or gas and I didn’t want them to get confused,” he said, referring to bicyclists, hikers, boaters, campers and other outdoor enthusiasts who flock to the Confluence area for recreation along the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage.

"Like many businesses in town, Hartman’s reaped the benefits of an infusion of tourism dollars that came as the 150-mile rails-to-trails Great Allegheny Passage between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., was developed between 1986 and 2013."

By Joyce Gannon / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


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