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Autumn Bike Ride along the Great Allegheny Passage
There is no better way to experience the beauty of Fall then from atop a bike. And, the best place to see spectacular reds, oranges, and purples is the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) located in the Laurel Highlands. The trails runs 150 miles through southwestern Pennsylvania connecting Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. The cool thing about the GAP is its trail towns each with their own unique character. The trail town of Connellsville is known for its coke factories that once fueled the regional economy. The architecture of town's buildings, churches and residences are indicative of this prosperous past. Easy access to the GAP makes this trail town a great starting point for your autumn bike ride.
The highest elevation point is the Eastern Continental Divide, located between Meyersdale and Frostburg, that demarcates two watersheds of the Atlantic Ocean. From this vantage point, you can see for miles a cornucopia of fall colors. Not far from this vantage point is the Borden Tunnel (2.5 miles west of Frostburg). A unique riding experience, there are no lights in the tunnel. The only light source is from the opposite end of the tunnel.
For more information about the Great Allegheny Passage and to plan your ride, visit www.greatalleghenypassage.com. Book your stay at a trail town bed and breakfast.