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07/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/24/2021 09:10

Heritage Hike: The Summit Level, Sunday, August 1, 2021

News Release Date:
July 24, 2021

Contact:Elizabeth Shope, 814-449-4125

Join a Park Ranger on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 2:00 PM, for a Summit Level hike from the head of Inclined Plane 6 to near where the Summit Hotel was in Summitville, near the head of Inclined Plane 5. The Summit Level was the highest point that the Allegheny Portage Railroad crossed the Allegheny Mountains. Participants will learn about the inclines and levels of the railroad, how the system functioned, the town of Summitville, and much more.

For this 3-mile hike, participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes and bring water. The hike will take place rain or shine! Space for this hike is limited. Reservations are required for this free hike and can be made by calling the Visitor Center at 814-886-6150.