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108.5 Bench from daughters Jules and Jessica to fathers Tim Georgalas and Jesse McNurlen as a Christmas present.
107.32 Memorial Bench in Memory of Lauren, Matt, and Stephanie. (Nora and Stuart Thompson)
113.01 Bench donated by the Over The Hill Gang
Crossing Road is Pa Route 136. To the west is PA Route 51. To the East is downtown West Newton and PA Route 31.
Route 136 is the busiest and most dangerous road crossing on the Yough River Trail. Stop, dismount and walk your bike across the road.
When crossing the bridge into West Newton, local ordinances require you to either ride on the street or walk your bike on the sidewalk. This includes the
114.82 Covered picnic table donated by the Belle Vernon Rotary
116 Covered picnic table donated by West Newton Rotary
115.6 Flat Bench
115.5 Flat Bench
115.4 Kennedy Country Bench - Plaque Missing
114.9 Covered picnic table donated by the West Newton Rotary
114.8 Slovenian Benefit Singing Society Bench - Plaque Missing
113.87 Stacy L. Stack Memorial Covered Picnic Table
113.82 Bench donated by the Modern Woodmen of America
113.84 West Newton Station/Regional Trail Corp. Visitor's Center
Parking in two lots on either end of station holds approximately 30 cars. Station has restrooms and water fountain, GAP and WYTC merchandise inside. Open 11-4 May through October.
113.83 Bench donated by Sam and Sandy Cover
113.80 Bench - Plaque Missing
113.9 Bench donated by the Downtown West Newton, Inc. Beautification
113.9 Jim Buck Memorial Bench
113.9 Seating Plaza and Bicycle Parking
113.8 Stan Sanner Memorial Bench
111.9 Bench - Plaque Missing
113.8 Macheska Family Memorial Bench
113.7 Arthur King Trail Head - West Newton, PA
Bike shop and restaurant at the Trail Head. Several other restaurants and businesses in downtown West Newton, across the bridge.
113.6 Bench donated by Modern Woodmen of America
113.5 Ted and Edna Aaron Memorial Bench
113.5 Tom Waltonbaugh Memorial Bench
113.3 Don Pezze Memorial Bench
113.2 Tom Waltonbaugh/Grandson Ronnie Dibiase Memorial Bench
113.2 Ted Wojtaszek Memorial Bench
113.06 Mark McCusker Memorial Bench
113.05 Cover picnic table donated by Belle Vernon Rotary
112.3 Bench - Plaque Missing
119.9 Bench donated by Over The Hill Gang
111.5 Bench - Plaque Missing
111.3 Robert Y. Osborne Memorial Bench
111.1 Covered Picnic Table donated by Belle Vernon Rotary
110.9 Bench - Plaque Missing
110.8 Memorial Bench - Plaque Missing
110.6 Jack Mullen Memorial Bench
110.5 Blazing Trails Bench
110.4 Blazing Trails Bench
110 Cedar Creek County Park Trailhead
Road out of the Park (uphill) leads to PA Route 51 and I 70. Trail camping area at south end of park. Raised beds for tents and two Adirondack shelters available. (One such shelter built by Eagle Scout Garrett Hawkins) No reservations; first come, first serve. Several water fountains and restroom available along the Trail. Motels and fast food approx. 2 miles from park on PA Route 51.
109.6 Joseph P. Kopanic Memorial Bench
109.5 Happy Biking Memories Al and LaVere Lami
109.5 H. Blaine Howenstein Memorial Bench
109.4 Jeffrey Bobby Memorial Bench
109.3 Unmarked flat top bench
109.0 Dan Ament Memorial Bench
109.0 Covered picnic table constructed by Eagle Scout Ryan Greenawalt
108.8 Unmarked flat top bench
108.6 Interstate 70 Bridge
108.3 Eugene Wisniewski Memorial Bench
107.84 Smithton Trailhead
Ramp out of parking area goes to Route 891. To the left across the river is SMITHTON home of Shirley Jones and former home of the Jones Brewery, maker of Stoney's and Esquire beer. To the right PA Route 891 connects to PA Route 51.
107.55 Covered picnic bench donated by Belle Vernon Rotary
107.5 Angus Hamilton Memorial Bench No. 1
107.84 Joe Kavulick Memorial Bench
105.4 Covered picnic table constructed by Eagle Scout Ryan Greenawalt
106.1 Angus Hamilton Memorial Bench No.2
107.62 SSGT. Joseph Harash Jr. Memorial Bench
106.1 Covered picnic table donated by the Belle Vernon Rotary and built by Eagle Scout Travis Smith
105.5 Charles Yachup Memorial Bench
Location of Covered Picnic Tables and Memorial Benches
GAP Mile Marker and Amenity
Amenities Along The Westmoreland (WYTC) Section of the GAP
Many useful structures have been installed by either our volunteer maintenance crew or local Eagle Scouts. They provide rest stops or places to get out of a rainstorm and are in the form of covered picnic tables and memorial benches. Most are at or near the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad concrete mile markers. Those markers are within 0.1 mile of the GAP mile markers.