GAP trail towns?

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Eric
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Taking Amtrak roro from Pit to Cumberland right before memorial day with a leisurely 3 day ride back. Hope to stop in some trail towns this time.

Anything cool that I shouldn’t miss?

I’ve done the trail enough that I think I’ve seen most things on or very near the trail. (IE, confluence, ohiopyle)


paulheckbert
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Here are a few:
Rockwood: see the Opera House building. You can buy a slice of pie there, probably, and there’s a gift shop toward the back of the building. opera space is upstairs
Confluence: Lucky Dog Cafe – best food in Confluence, in my opinion.
Ohiopyle: hike the Ferncliff Trail. There are some different views of Ohiopyle Falls from this trail. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/#hiking
Dunbar: from South Connellsville take the 2 mile Sheepskin Trail (spur) to Dunbar, where they have a huge new glass sculpture. I don’t know the hours of their museum space. http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/8208118-74/glass-dunbar-sculpture
Cedar Creek Gorge loop hike, Cedar Creek Park (S of West Newton on GAP): wildflowers. most GAP users never visit this gorge. see map at http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?NID=730
McKeesport: Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park is a little history museum. McKeesport has a lot of history. limited hours
http://mckeesportheritage.org/visitor_information


Eric
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These are great. I’ve done the Opera house before and of course the Ferncliff hike. I like the other ones.


emma
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This is such a great idea for a thread! I only this spring ventured into the gorge at Cedar Creek and it is really great!


Eric
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I’ve seen school buses at Cedar Creek Park before and never thought about why the kids would take a day trip there. Now I know.


emma
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Jacob posted this in the watering holes thread:

Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe in Homestead. I almost never stop in Homestead since by then I feel like I’m close enough to home to just bust on through, but there is some awesome stuff there.


J Z
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+1 on Cedar Creek Gorge hike. Enjoyable.


Gerry Durishan
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Donges Diner Drive-In in Meyersdale. It’s a hole in the wall with biggest pancake and real maple syrup!

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