Our first Heritage Hike of 2023 is an anniversary hike to the Staple Bend Tunnel on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The Allegheny Portage Railroad opened 189 years ago on March 18, 1834.
Participants need a reservation for this free, ranger led hike. It is approximately 4.5 miles in length. Please call the Visitor Center at 814-886-6150 to sign up and for meeting location details.
Due to the time of year and uncertain weather, please prepare for snow, ice, mud, rain, roots, and rocks. The hike takes place rain or shine.
Participants will learn about Staple Bend Tunnel construction and how the Allegheny Portage Railroad moved people and goods over the Allegheny Mountains.