The Allegheny River Trail in Venango and Clarion Counties tops a list of great trails for fall use unveiled this week by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.
Blogging on “Trails in the News” on the group’s rails-to-trails.org website, Jake Lynch places the trail atop his top-ten list in an article with the bulky title, “The Alternative List: 10 Great Trails For Fall (Not In New England).”
The article touts the Allegheny River Trail’s colorful foliage, communities it describes as “historic railroad towns,” and landmarks such as the Belmar Bridge and the Rockland and Kennerdell tunnels. Lynch writes the trail “welcomes bikers, hikers, horse riders and fishermen.”
The Oil Region favorite is joined on the list by the Ontario Pathways Rail Trail in New York, the North Bend Rail Trail in West Virginia, the River Trail of Illinois, the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail in California, the Galloping Goose Trail in Colorado, the North Central State Trail in Michigan, the Red Cedar State Trail in Wisconsin, the Lake Wobegon Trail in Minnesota and the Boise River Greenbelt in Idaho.