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EBENSBURG – County officials will offer a free tour of the Ghost Town Trail and brief the public on several expansion plans planned for Thursday.
“It’s a way to show users of non-traditional trails all that the Ghost Town Trail has to offer.” said Cambria County Presidential Commissioner Tom Chernisky, who will lead the tour organized by the Cambria Regional Chamber. “It will be a nice, relaxing walk where people can check out what we already have and see what we are planning as well.”
Chernisky said the visit, which starts at 6 p.m. and is expected to last around 90 minutes, will highlight several expansion projects underway.
Plans are underway to create a 32 mile loop in Ghost Town Trail, which spans 46 miles in total, with a project planned to connect the Beulah Road extension to Nanty Glo.
If connected, Ghost Town Trail would be the first loop rail trail on the East Coast.
The tour will also teach non-traditional trail users about the various county trailheads, such as Ebensburg, Duman Lake County Park, and Path of the Flood.
“We are so lucky to have such great trails in Cambria County, and we encourage anyone who is interested to come and check them out,” said Tchernisky.
The Ghost Town Trail Tour, which was named Pennsylvania Trail of the Year in 2020, will begin at the trailhead at 424 Prave St., Ebensburg.
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