Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
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Do you have a history loving hound? Then treat them to a visit to Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Back in 1834, Allegheny Portage Railroad became the first railroad to provide direct access from Pittsburg to Philadelphia. Today, this site celebrates this furrific feat with historic infurmation and restored buildings.

Even though canine visitors are not allowed inside the historic buildings, they can still wander around the pawperty and get a taste of the old railroad. Be sure you check out the Skew Arch Bridge. It is an original structure and can be found near the Lemon House. Staple Bend Tunnel is also worth a visit. It’s a two mile walk from the parking lot. But if you have the time and your dog has the energy, it’s a lovely stroll.

For some serious exercise, take your pooch for a hike on the 6 to 10 Trail System. These trails happen to follow the original rail route of the 19th century. Your pooch gets to combine history with their workout! Trailheads are located at the park’s Visitors Center as well as along Dry Run Road. In total, the network of trails is about 10 miles. While some of the trails are clearly marked, there are also several spur trails that veer off the main system. Before setting off, it’s a good idea to grab a map or talk to someone at the Visitors Center about the trail system.  

All trails are open to pedestrians and some are open to cyclists. The good news is motorized vehicles are not allowed , so your pup’s hike should be nice and quiet. Remember to bring plenty of water for both you and your furry friend. And don’t forget the clean up bags!

Ask your pup and they’ll let you know that an afternoon at Allegeheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is time well spent!

Address
110 Federal Park Rd
Gallitzin, PA 16641
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Address
110 Federal Park Rd
Gallitzin, PA 16641
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset