MAR 13 2017 | Scenic railroad excursions to Frostburg expected to resume in May
Scenic railroad excursions to Frostburg expected to resume in May. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is expecting to resume excursions to the Frostburg Depot in May as repair work on a landslide...
FEB 27 2017 | ATA Announces New Executive Director
PITTSBURGH, PA (February 27, 2017)—The Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) announced today that Bryan Perry will be the organization’s new executive director effective February 27, 2017. The ATA o...
FEB 16 2017 | Paw Paw Tunnel of the C&O Canal requires the temporary closure
The Paw Paw Tunnel of the C&O Canal requires the temporary closure of the north (downstream) tunnel portal and towpath. The project will involve assessing, removing or "scaling" loose and unsta...
FEB 14 2017 | 10 Rail-Trails That Helped Build the Movement
Let me start by writing that, emphatically, there was no way to cover in this post every trail that was influential in the development of the 22,000 miles of rail-trails we know and love today. So ...
JAN 8 2017 | Great Allegheny Passage - 2016 Pennsylvania Great Places
Congratulations to the Great Allegheny Passage and all of the 2016 Great Places in PA Award Winners!
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is proud to announce our Great ...
SEP 27 2016 | USA Today - 10 great rail-trails across the USA
USA Today - 10 great rail-trails across the USA Over its 150-mile length from Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh, the Great Allegheny Passage cuts along scenic rivers and over mountain passes. Ph...
SEP 27 2016 | 10 great rail-trails across the USA
10 great rail-trails across the USA - MSN Lifestyles At 2,390 feet, the Eastern Continental Divide is the highest point on the Great Allegheny Passage. Photo by Cleo Fogal.
SEP 26 2016 | Council to consider $800K for bike lanes in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is preparing to spend $800,000 to complete a long-awaited bicycling link from the Smithfield Street Bridge to Point State Park via Fort Pitt Boulevard. Click here to read the full story ...
SEP 26 2016 | Georgetown C&O Canal Restoration Kicks off
Georgetown Heritage and the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park are beginning a multi-year restoration of the first mile of the C&O Canal in Georgetown. Click here to read the Press Re...
SEP 20 2016 | Pedal power: Groups look to build on millions of dollars that bike trails bring
Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development...
SEP 19 2016 | Allegheny County begins process to reopen Hot Metal Bridge between Swissvale and Munhall
The project also could include adding cantilevered panels to the bridge to provide trail access for bikes and pedestrians between the old mill site and the Great Allegheny Passage along the South S...
AUG 30 2016 | Ribbon cutting planned for 9/11 bike trail segment
Bicyclists will soon be able to travel without interruption between two of the sites at which planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001: the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County and the Pentagon M...
AUG 7 2016 | Bikes Aboard
By: Kimberly Kinchen, business network writer. For $20, riders can make a reservation for their bike and carry it on board a specially redesigned baggage car, eliminating the need for bo...
JUL 19 2016 | The Great Allegheny Passage Helps Trail Towns Thrive
By Jim Cheney
"The Chateau-esque Victorian mansion, built in 1900 by coal and timber magnate Levi Deal, contained 15 rooms, including a top-floor ballroom. When built, it was undeniably one of the...
JUN 30 2016 | 21 Cyclists Embark On 335-Mile Ride For Veterans
The South Side had a patriotic look Thursday morning when bikers dressed in red, white and blue took off for the nation’s capital on a mission called 335 Miles for Veterans.Today, 21 veterans and t...
JUN 26 2016 | Future clouded for town helped by bike trail
“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, camp...
JUN 16 2016 | A slide presentation at the Almonte Public Library on Thursday June 16th at 7pm.
Great Allegheny Passage presentation — June 16
by Les Humphreys 613-256-2498
"This nine day 750 kilometer bike tour along the Pennsylvania and Maryland border followed a scenic rail/canal trail ...
JUN 10 2016 | Great Allegheny Passage: Nation's 4th largest rail trail is easy enough for beginners
By Jim Cheney | Special to PennLive
"Despite the trail's length, it is relatively flat, making it a perfect biking trip for beginners and experts alike. The GAP passes through trail towns every ...
MAY 31 2016 | Thriving rail trails energize communities
By DEBRA ERDLEY - Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Today Pennsylvania’s rail trails - they range from local trails a few miles long to the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage - are viewed as s...
MAY 11 2016 | Re-watering work begins for historic C&O Canal aqueduct
Work on a temporary dam in the Conococheague Creek near the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal aqueduct in Williamsport has started. It will make way for a new pumping and filtration system to feed water fr...
MAY 6 2016 | Off-road culture clash: A little bit of country, a little bit of bike 'n' roll
By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“That has been the history of the whole Great Allegheny Passage,” said Linda McKenna Boxx, former president and current board secretary of the Allegheny Tra...
APR 16 2016 | Pennsylvania's Montour Trail
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Trail of the Month: March 2015: Pennsylvania's Montour Trail
“The Montour Trail has a huge volunteer base that does everything from A to Z ... They do incredible ...
JAN 1 2016 | Adventure Cyclist Magazine - December 2015 / January 2016
The Challenges of the C&O, and the connection to the Great Allegheny Passage
"Linda McKenna Boxx employed a strategy worthy of Hannibal when she started on the eastern end of what would be...
DEC 14 2015 | Bicycling tourists are older, wealthier, and in demand
Bicycling tourists are older, wealthier, and in demand - By Marsha Mercer
OCT 7 2015 | A Surprisingly Luxe Cycling Trip Though the Rust Belt
The Wall Street Journal - A Surprisingly Luxe Cycling Trip Though the Rust Belt. By, Beth Kracklauer
SEP 19 2015 | Pinkerton Tunnel is Open!
The Pinkerton Tunnel was opened to trail users on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Thank you to all of the donors that made it happen!
SEP 16 2015 | Roll Your Bicycle Onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited With New Service Launched on Monday!
Roll Your Bicycle Onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited With New Bike Service Launched! News from Amtrak: within the first week of offering the new walk-on bicycle service, over 100 reservations...
AUG 9 2015 | Bike support team to D.C. endures rigors of elegance
Have you been thinking about doing that bike trail to Washington, D.C., but find the idea of riding 335 miles daunting? My wife and I discovered it isn’t that bad when you do it by car. Not th...
JUL 7 2015 | Exploring the Great Allegheny Passage
Virgin-Atlantic blog - Written by Marsha S. Morgenstern
APR 22 2015 | New York Times
Biking a Trail of History from Pittsburgh to Washington -
New York Times By MATTHEW L. WALD
NOV 10 2014 | Impressions from the Bicycle Tour Network Conference
Adventure Cycling Association Magazine - November 2015
JUN 30 2014 | Point State Park/Great Allegheny Passage Medallion
Point State Park/Great Allegheny Passage Medallion - wins International Design Award.
NOV 1 2012 | National Geographic Adventure
National Geographic Adventure: 6 Classic Bike Fall Rides Smack in the mid-Atlantic the 300-plus-mile GAP and C&O trails slice through the Appalachians
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