Rails to Trails Conservancy: How the Great Allegheny Passage Transformed a Region - by Amy Kapp
Since its formal inception in the 1990s, the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) (gaptrail.org) in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland has gone from a vision to a premier rail-trail destination in the United States.
The effort would take nearly two decades, but the results, achieved on a cascading tidal wave of collaboration, sweat equity and unwavering persistence, would help establish a new tourism identity for the once-great industrial region, and spark a new era of entrepreneurship and ingenuity. Read more...
Photo: Keystone Viaduct along the Great Allegheny Passage just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Photo by Milo Bateman