About Us

West Newton Visitor's Center, West Newton Station, along the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage)

The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and improving the 10.5 mile Westmoreland County, PA section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). 

  

During 2016, the West Newton Visitor’s Center, West Newton Station, received visitors from 40 of 48 continental United States and from 12 countries. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, walking, running or cross-country skiing, you will delight in the beauty of this section of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150 mile-System of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.

Facts

 The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is busy all year-long. It is used by individuals, families, of all ages who enjoy recreation, camaraderie, improving health, and making improvements to the Trail to benefit all users.
Each year the WYTC organizes activities and events to benefit the community, its members, and visitors
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Join Us!

Whether you enjoy visiting the GAP at West Newton, occasionally, daily, or weekly, your participation means a lot.  

May 12th - Hosted by WYTC

Join Us for this Fun Event!

The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its 7th Annual 5k/10k Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday May 12, 2018.


Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 12th, 2018 to ensure receipt of a free event T-Shirt.


Event entry forms may be picked up at the Regional Trail Corporation office in West Newton, from bulletin boards along the trail, from the many supporting businesses in the region, and the WYTC website: www.bikewytc.org. 

Getting Ready for the Biking Season?

Bill Hurrianko is the leader of the Organized Rides which began in 2009. 

Congratulations Bill on a 10 year anniversary! .

Look at our Rail Car Renovations!

Thank you Sam and Sandy Cover for your hard work and creativity.  Thank you Frank Jaworowski for the pictures!

Contact Us

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089, United States

(724) 872-5586

Hours Open. (April - Thanksgiving open ALSO on Sat and Sun 10-3)

Mon

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tue

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wed

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thu

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fri

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Get in Touch

Did You Know??

For the Month of March, the WYTC had 2,306 visitors to our web site.  As of January, our web site visitors have been from the U.S., China, Canada, Peru, Japan, and Romania.

Share your pictures and stories

We love hearing from Trail users!  

Email us your pictures and stories about the GAP-Westmoreland County section.

We are happy to post pictures and brief descriptions of your excursions. Please feel free to give us your first name (optional) and beginning and ending destinations. We will post the information on our web site.


Email to: webadmin@bikewytc.org


Donna Morrison, Web Administrator