Thanks for stopping by!
Picture by Victor Pilipovich
Sick of being cooped up in the house? One thing you are allowed to do is get outside, get some fresh air, and exercise. Our trail provides the perfect place to walk, run, or ride your bike.
The Visitor Center is now open. Hours: M-F: 11-4; Sat and Sun: 10-3. Also, no more than 5 allowed in the Visitor's Center at a time; enter along the side to use the restrooms, enter the front of the Visitor's Center near the rail car to shop. Visitors MUST wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Thanks!
Although the Trail has remained open, we have cancelled one of our major fund raising events. So we need your help more than ever. So please consider making a donation or becoming a member of the trail chapter.
If you wish to donate to the WYTC, please send a check to WYTC, 111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, PA 15089 or visit our website site: https://bikewytc.org/donate
All funds help to maintain the Trail so that users like you can enjoy every minute of their ride or walk. 501(c) 3 donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FUNDS TO MAINTAIN THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY SECTION OF THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE HAVE DRIED UP.
A LOCAL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, THE WESTMORELAND YOUGH TRAIL CHAPTER (WYTC)USUALLY RAISES FUNDS THROUGH MEMBERSHIP DUES, FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND DONATIONS FROM TRAIL USERS.
DUE TO THE VIRUS, SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES, AND THE NEED TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY THE WYTC HAS HAD TO CANCEL ITS FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR 2020. MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWALS ARE LAGGING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORKING. WE NEED MORE DONATIONS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOSSES OF INCOME.
PLEASE HELP BY MAKING A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN AFFORD TO HELP WITH THE CONTINUAL MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF THIS WONDERFUL RESOURCE.
JUST SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW TO GO TO THE WYTC DONATE PAGE OR SEND DONATIONS TO:
WYTC, PO BOX 95, WEST NEWTON, PA 15089.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter has received a grant from the Colcom Foundation, via the Regional Trail Corporation, comprised of 8 Trails.
From the Colcom Foundation:
“The uncertainly we are facing has impacted the non-profit community particularly hard. In recognition of the challenges you may face and the relationship that brings us together, the Board of Directors of Colcom Foundation has awarded this grant to be utilized at your discretion for general operating purposes.”
"The RTC Board has decided that the best way to use these funds would be to allocate these funds to the Chapters and Councils who will not be able to do their fundraising events but still need to attend to the trail. We decided to divide the funds based upon the number of miles of trail that each group maintains."
We wish to express our appreciation to the RTC and to the Colcom Foundation for our share of the $20,000 grant.
According to Malcolm Sias, Director, Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation, “Your chapter will be receiving a check shortly from the RTC with your share of these funds. The Board of Directors of the Regional Trail Corporation would like to thank each Chapter for the great work that you do! Please use these funds to keep our trails well maintained and attractive. I have noticed a big increase in trail users during the Covid 19 period and it is readily apparent how important our trails are to our residents!”
111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089, United States
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
2020 Amenities Along The GAP-WYTC
Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter GPS Coordinates for Trailheads and Gate Entries by P&LE Mile Posts and by GAP Mileposts.
Also, please note that included is an alphabetical Memorial Bench List by Mileposts- Westmoreland County section of the GAP.
Thanks to Jim Lockschmidt for this update!
Email us your pictures and story along the GAP-Westmoreland County section.
We love hearing from Trail users! We are happy to post pictures and a brief description of your excursion. Please feel free to give us your first name (optional) and beginning and ending destinations. We will post the information on our web site
Contact: Donna Morrison, Web Administrator
As of January, our web site visitors have been from the U.S., Brazil, China, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Kenya, Peru, Japan, Poland, the Philippines and Romania.