Youghiogheny River Trail
The Yough River Trail is a non-motorized multi-use rail trail that stretches 71 miles between McKeesport and Confluence, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Great Allegheny Passage that allows cyclists to bike from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. The north section of the trail runs 43 miles between McKeesport and Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and the south section runs 28 miles between Connellsville and Confluence. It is named after and runs along the Youghiogheny River.
For more information go to www.youghrivertrail.com
The Sheepskin is a rail-trail project that will cut through the heart of central Fayette County. It is a missing link to a nationally significant trail system. Upon its completion it will link with the Great Allegheny Passage (a Pittsburgh-to-Washington DC Rail-trail network), the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, and the West Virginia Rail-Trail System. As a recreational greenway, the Sheepskin will link the Youghiogheny, Monongahela, and Cheat River watersheds - making it a significant greenway.
For more information go to www.sheepskintrail.org and www.gaptrail.org