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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2012 Greenway Sojourn Returning

May 22nd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 2012 Greenway Sojourn returns this year to two of the most famous long-distance trails—the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (C&O Canal towpath).  Sojourners will pedal 335 miles from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh, Pa- including a stopover in Cumberland- and that is something the Mountain Maryland Trails organization wants to take advantage of.  Beginning in Georgetown, riders will follow the C&O Canal towpath through the Potomac River Valley. At Cumberland, Sojourners will join the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi, the GAP, passing through mountainside railroad towns, leafy countryside, along rivers and streams and across trestles and bridges, on what is now one of the most popular multi-day rides in the nation. Board Chair Nicole Wagoner, during Monday’s regular meeting, said that a concerted effort will be made to welcome those participating in the event and making sure they are aware of the many attractions and highlights available to them in Allegany County…

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