Details on biking the GAP and the C&O Canal

March 9, 2012
DETAILS

GETTING THERE

Alamo, Budget, National and other car rental companies offer one-way, one-day rentals of minivans or SUVs with pickup at Reagan National and drop-off in the Pittsburgh area starting at $123.

Amtrak has one train a day to and from Pittsburgh for $47 plus modest bicycle shipping charges.

WHERE TO STAY

Inn at Lenora’s

301 Liberty St.

Perryopolis, Pa.

724-736-2509

www.lenoras.com

Renovated Victorian in quiet town just up the hill from the trail; good restaurant on site for dinner. Rooms from $100.

Levi Deal Mansion

301 Meyers Ave.

Meyersdale, Pa.

814-289-7600

www.levidealmansion.com

Beautifully restored 1900 house has Gilded Age elegance, modern amenities and sophisticated breakfast. Rooms from $130.

Buck Valley Ranch

1344 Negro Mountain Rd.

Warfordsburg, Pa.

717-294-3759

www.buckvalleyranch.com

Western-style mountain resort, with homey 1930s guesthouse, an outdoor pool and hot tub. Will pick up bicyclists from the trail. $90 a person includes a hearty dinner and breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

White House Restaurant

515 Thomas St.

Meyersdale, Pa.

814-634-8145

Unpretentiously good food and bar; known for the tasty fried haddock. Entrees start at $12.50.

Sisters’ Cafe

482 Hughart St.

Confluence, Pa.

814-395-5252

www.sisters-cafe.com

Homestyle cooking on a charming town square. Open for lunch every day but Monday, and early dinner Wednesday through Saturday. Sandwiches start at $2.10, dinner entrees at $8.35.

BIKING THE TRAILS

Great Allegheny Passage

P.O. Box 501

Latrobe, Pa.

888-282-BIKE (2453)

www.atatrail.org

Offers 141 miles of hiking and biking between Homestead, Pa. (near Pittsburgh) and Cumberland, Md. See Web site for maps, elevations, information on food and lodging, weather and history. 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100

Hagerstown, Md.

301-739-4200

www.nps.gov/choh

Towpath runs for 184.5 miles along the canal. See Web site for map, food and lodging, history, biking tips and more.

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