LIGONIER, Pa. (KDKA) – The Laurel Highlands’ Great Allegheny Passage was recently named one the top eco-friendly travel destinations by online travel magazine Ecophiles.
The magazine says that Western Pennsylvania has become one of the USA’s best examples of rails-to-trails conversion, including the GAP Trail. The Great Allegheny Passage starts at Point State Park and links Pittsburgh with Washington, D.C.
Ride hundreds of miles on transformed rail trails while enjoying quaint b&bs and some of the best dining in the Laurel Highlands.
— Laurel Highlands (@laurelhighlands) January 27, 2019
The converted trail, which stretches 150 miles, flows along the Youghiogheny River through the Laurel Highlands.
It is the longest multi-use trail in Pennsylvania. The passage extends 150 miles to connect with the C&O Canal Towpath. In total, the trail takes adventurists all the way to the Georgetown district of Washington, D.C. for a total length of 334.5 miles.