GAP Welcoming Trail Travel

JUN 22 2020

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The Great Allegheny Passage is open for biking, hiking, running, and exploring! Governor Hogan has eased COVID-19-related travel restrictions in Maryland, and Governor Wolf has done the same in Pennsylvania. The Ohiopyle State Park Visitor Center and West Newton Vistor Center are now open, and the Meyersdale Visitor Center will reopen on July 2nd. Most bathrooms and water sources are also open along the 150-mile GAP corridor; still, please carry extra water.  Bring masks for your stops in towns.

Most lodging properties are welcoming guests; call ahead to check their status and make reservations. Some restaurants can accommodate indoor dining; others are still limited to curbside or takeout service. Many essential retail establishments are reopening with limited capacity. Bike shops are open and those that rent or repair bikes are ready for your business. Tour operators are also open.

As for the adjacent C&O Canal Towpath, it is open for travel, with some limitations. Visit the National Park Service website for additional information.

Please call ahead before making your plans to verify their status and hours of operation, wear a mask, and please be generous with tipping -- for the livelihood of neighbors who rely on tourism.


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


P.O. Box 228
Homestead, PA 15120