Advocates Peddle Development on Sheepskin Trail

June 27, 2015 Trib Total Media
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The proposed Sheepskin Trail that would connect Dunbar with Point Marion via a 32-mile rails-to-trails path that runs through Uniontown has the potential to be part of one of the best trail systems in the nation, linking a Pittsburgh-to-Washington, D.C., trail with one in West Virginia, trail riders were told in Dunbar.

“When the Sheepskin Trail is done, there will not be anything like it in the United States,” Tom Sexton, director of the Rails-to-Conservancy’s Northeast Regional office in Camp Hill, told more than 200 bicyclists and trail supporters who gathered last week in Dunbar as part of the 2015 Rails-to-Trails Sojourn.

The Sheepskin Trail’s link in Dunbar Township to the Great Allegheny Passage, via the former B&O Railroad line, gives bicyclists the option of the traveling the 150-mile trail between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., and connecting with the C&O Canal Trail that goes to Washington, D.C. At Point Marion, where a rough 1.5-mile trail has been developed, riders can access the Mon River Trail at the West Virginia border and continue on to Morgantown and Fairmont, W.Va…

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