Great Allegheny Passage: Place to Stay Along the Way – Part Two

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We continue where we left off on the GAP trail with Confluence.  Check out part one here.

Places to Stay in Confluence

Confluence is a delightful small town which is located about 60 miles into the trail.

  • The River’s Edge is a great place to stay. Built in 1930 it stands at the side of the Youghiogheny River. The bed and breakfast offers a choice of three rooms, one of which has a private bathroom. The continental breakfast is simple, but adequate offering a choice of cereal, muffins, juice, coffee and tea.

Places to Stay in Connellsville

This is another town along the trail where it is well worth spending a little time. It is around the 88 mile marker of the trail. The town once had a bustling economy as it was home to many coke factories. Those days are long gone, but the town is still worth a stop if you are traveling on the trail.

  • Fox Castle has four rooms to choose from with such names as the Frank Lloyd Wright Room and the Marquis de Lafayette Room. Whilst the names are rather more grand than the actual reality, the rooms are comfortable and reasonably well furnished. All rooms have a private bathroom. The breakfast here is excellent. You will certainly not leave hungry after the hearty fare on offer which could even include fresh baked apple pie.

Places to Stay in West Newton

West Newton is at the 116 mile mark and is an excellent place to stay along the trail. It is home to the Trail Head Visitor’s Center.

  • Bright Morning Bed and Breakfast, Annex Inn, Willow Springs and Station View are all housed on the same site and owned by the same person. The business has grown a lot over the years and so the owers added more buildings and rooms. Guests all have access to the facilities of the main common areas.
  • Rooms are very simply furnished, but are comfortable. All have a private bathroom.They offer a cooked breakfast and will even prepare a bagged lunch for your bike ride.