West Newton Train Station

Types of Destinations

The GAP takes you through a diverse mix of towns and scenery through the American mid-Atlantic. The following types of destinations will make sure you don’t miss anything you want to see and find the things you need during your time on the GAP.


From snacks for your pack to finding the ingredients to make dinner back at camp, groceries will point you to the food shopping you need.

  • Grocery Store
  • Convenience Store
  • Pharmacy
  • Farmers Market
  • Deli


When you’re ready to get off the GAP and sit down to a meal, dining shows you where you can stop for a quick bite or a long meal. These can include sit down dining, fast food, takeout, or a store with a deli counter.

  • Fast Food
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Fine Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Take out
  • Food Truck


Need a pick me up to keep you moving down the GAP? Refreshments highlights the best places for whatever keeps you moving, be it a hot cup of coffee or a cool ice cream cone.

  • Coffee Shop
  • Ice Cream 
  • Bakery
  • Candy Store


We all know the importance of keeping hydrated while on the GAP. But when your day is over, look to spirits to show you where to raise a glass to your adventure.

  • Liquor Store
  • Bar
  • Taproom
  • Winery
  • Distillery
  • Brewery


When your day is done but you’re not ready to leave the beautiful scenery, campground lists the places and amenities where you can rest.

  • Private Campground
  • Hiker-Biker Campground


If you’re looking for a soft place to land after a long day, lodging shows you the many bed & breakfasts, hotels, guesthouses and hostels that wait to welcome you home from the GAP.

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel 
  • Motel
  • Hostel
  • Guest House


There are so many experts along the GAP to help you experience the best nature has to offer. If you need to rent gear, repair your own, or need a guide, these experienced outfitters will ensure you don’t miss a minute of the adventure.

  • Bike Sales
  • Outdoor Gear Rental and Sales
  • Bike Rental
  • Repairs


Be prepared for everything. Emergency can direct you to the assistance you need, from simple first aid supplies to nearby medical service.

  • Emergency Room
  • Hospital 
  • Pharmacy
  • Urgent Care


Find the right place to park your car for your one day, multi-day or through trip. 

  • Day Parking
  • Overnight Parking
  • Long-term parking


Trailheads shows you where to hop on and off the GAP to find all of the landmarks, shopping, recreation or dining you’re looking for.  

  • Trailheads
  • Trail Town Markers
  • River Access


These are the experts that know about the area. Information leads you to visitor’s centers and guides for rafting, hiking, fishing, biking and more.

  • Visitor Center
  • Guided Recreation


Take a rest from the GAP and find the perfect spot for a picnic or some family fun at the playground areas. 

  • Municipal Parks
  • State Parks
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playgrounds & Play Areas


Restrooms shows you where to go when you need a personal pit stop at public restrooms or to freshen up at shower facilities.

  • Public Toilets
  • Shower Facilities


The trail towns are lined with unique shops, markets, specialty boutiques, and antiques and shopping gives you all of the options. 

  • Public markets
  • Retail districts
  • Gift Shops
  • Antiques
  • Specialty Stores
  • Clothing 


Get off the GAP and adventure with recreation in all of the gorgeous scenery. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, climbing, rafting, canoeing, skiing and more are all waiting for you in this natural playground.

  • Hiking trail
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Biking


The views aren’t the only pieces of inspiration along the GAP. Culture will show you the local artisan workshops and galleries, along with museums and tours that explore the rich history of the area. And an evening concert or play is a wonderful way to unwind after a day on the GAP. 

  • Art Studios & Workshops
  • Galleries
  • Museums 
  • Historic Tour
  • Theater & Performance spaces

Point of Interest

The GAP is full of treasures you can’t find anywhere from the manmade like public art, to historic sites, relics of american industry to natural formations, vistas and overlooks 

  • Public Art 
  • Historic Sites
  • Natural landmarks
  • Geologic formation
  • Vista 
  • Overlook


If you’re looking for an expert to show you the highlights of the area, or an experienced guide to ensure you have an exciting and safe adventure, tours will find the right expert for you. 

  • Historical Tour
  • Biking Tour
  • Rafting Tour
  • Climbing Tour


From getting you back to where you parked your car or having your luggage delivered to your lodging, shuttle services handle the logistics to allow you to relax on the GAP. 

  • Transportation Service
  • Luggage Shuttle