Nestled along Casselman River in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, sits the community of Markleton. Although Markleton is home to less than 1,000 people, there are plenty of amenities in town that make it a wonderful place to live. Somerset County is in southwestern Pennsylvania, and the population of this area is greater than 75,000 people. Markleton, and the rest of Somerset County, is one of the snowiest areas in the United States due to its high elevation. If you and your dog enjoy snowy activities, Markleton will be a paradise for the two of you!
The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile trail that stretches across Maryland and Pennsylvania, and part of it runs through Markleton. The trail's surface is a mix of asphalt and crushed stone, which makes it an ideal spot for dog walking. Your dog must be on a leash while you walk this trail, and you'll likely come across other happy pups and their humans along the way. This trail is one of 1,600 trails across America that were created from formerly abandoned railway lines and then converted into trails for public use. Markleton's proximity to the mountains makes it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to live, and in addition to the Great Allegheny Passage, there are more trails and off-leash parks just a short drive away.