Local outdoor trail is named one of the top eco-friendly travel destinations

FEB 18 2019

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By Gage Goulding, RMU Sentry Media (original story January 31)

Ecophilies Magazine compiled some of the most sought over and highly traveled natural areas and compiled a list of the most eco-friendly destinations. Included in their list was the GAP trail, or the Great Allegheny Passage trail.

The Ecophilies Magazine staff searched for destinations that attracted visitors but kept the planet’s health as a top priority.

“These eco-friendly travel destinations offer adventure and incredible experiences while keeps sustainability in mind,” said the website.
The trail passes right through the heart of the Laurel Highlands, offering spectacular views and exploration opportunities. Director of public relations and community outreach at the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Anna Weltz called the trail a “phenomenon.”

Read full story HERE.

Click here to get your copy of the authorized visitor guide book of both GAP trail or C&O Canal Towpath.


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


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