Connellsville (HM1GBM)

Location: Connellsville, PA 15425 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 1.326', W 79° 36.203'

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Trail Map and Points of Interest

Cedar Creek Gorge, 21.8 miles north. Off the main trail in Cedar Creek Park, you will find waterfalls and wildflowers, as well as a suspension bridge over the gorge. photo by Betsy Mandarino.Great

Tufta Formation, 20.5 miles north. A living, ever-growing rock formation made of decaying vegetation and limestone has been dissolved by carbonic acid and water. Photo by Betsy Mandarino.

Banning, 16.9 miles north. Today you see only the remnants of a major coal processing facility operated by the Pittsburgh Coal Company. It processed up to 500,000 tons of coal per year until it closed in 1956. Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh Archives Center.

Historic Dawson, 5.5 miles north. Names for George Dawson, this town is home to many historic buildings. Here you'll find Memorial United Methodist Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Betsy Mandarino.

Sheepskin Trail, 1.9 miles south. This spur leads 2.2 miles to the small historical community of Dunbar, where Dunbar Creek and the Gist Run converge. Photograph courtesy of Trailbook.

Ferncliff Peninsula, 16.5 miles south. A sharp bend in the north-flowing river creates the Ferncliff Peninsula, which is edged with steep, rocky ledges. Walking trails wind through the oak forest, a designated a [sic] National Natural Landmark that supports many rare plants. Photo by Stacie Faust.

The Great Allegheny Passage is part of a trail system that connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. Conceived in 1975, the 150-mile long Passage connects to the C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, Maryland. Together, they make up a significant segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, a component of the National Trail System.

25 miles to West Newton * 17 miles to Ohiopyle

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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 619178 N 4431144
Decimal Degrees40.02210000, -79.60338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.326', W 79° 36.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 19.56" N, 79° 36' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67 Great Allegheny Passage (North), Connellsville PA 15425, US
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