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2012-05-24 06:23:56

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other state officials today joined to dedicate the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County. The span is used by up to 100,000 hikers, snowmobilers, equestrians and other visitors each year. "For all of you who patiently awaited this new, beautiful structure, today is indeed a day for celebration," said DCNR Secretary Richard...

2012-05-22 06:21:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced that the swimming beach at Kooser Lake in Kooser State Park, Somerset County, will be closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions related to too much sedimentation and algae. "Our first priority is the safety of our visitors," Allan said. "DCNR is working diligently with other public and private partners to develop an action plan for...

2012-01-27 12:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagerly awaited by snowmobiling and winter hiking enthusiasts, the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset will open Saturday, Jan. 28, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan announced today. "This span is vital to the economic vitality of the Laurel Highlands area and the diverse, all-season recreational enjoyment it provides," Allan said. "We had hoped...

2011-08-30 10:48:00

Property Will be Added to Laurel Hill State Park JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Somerset County, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced that 137 acres in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, including about 2,000 feet of land along Laurel Hill Creek, is being transferred from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and will be added to Laurel Hill State Park. "By conserving this land, we are protecting...

2011-05-25 14:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction is set to begin May 31 on the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. "Everyone involved in this project knows just how vital a new span is to the recreational enjoyment and economic vitality of the Laurel Highlands area," acting DCNR Secretary Richard J. Allan said. "The safety of all concerned -- whether hikers, snowmobiling enthusiasts, or turnpike travelers -- always...

2011-05-02 07:30:00

ALTOONA, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alleghenies, a region located in Southcentral Pennsylvania, offers rich history, arts and culture and an abundance of outdoor activities. This summer, visitors will enjoy everything from historic walking tours to a family train excursion to cycling races. Here are a few ways to enjoy the summer sun (in no specific order): 1. Stonycreek Whitewater Park A $1.2 million water valve on the Quemahoning Reservoir will be released up to 28 times per...

2011-04-19 07:01:00

ALTOONA, Pa., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alleghenies embraces the natural topography of the land to provide first-class mountain biking trails for cyclists, including Pennsylvania's only International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPIC ride (Roth Rock Ride) as well as a slate of upcoming events and competitions. While the on-road cycling offering remains the most well-known (hosted the 1992 Olympic Road Trials and annually host one of the largest pro-amateur races in the...

2010-03-04 09:48:00

Lane Closures Scheduled, Traffic Stoppages Possible HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today that work crews have begun dismantling a bridge that, until recently, carried the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. DCNR closed the 40-year-old span after a Dec. 17 inspection found conditions that could endanger hikers and snowmobile riders using the bridge, as well as...

2010-01-11 09:00:00

ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter time in The Alleghenies is the perfect time of year to spend with family and friends enjoying outdoor activities. Located in Southcentral Pennsylvania, The Alleghenies offer a variety of winter recreation activities, from skiing to ice skating. With the launch of the winter recreation activities on the website, visitors can learn more in-depth information on the following: Cross Country SkiingThe region contains more than 15 designated...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

ALTOONA, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the official start of summer here, look no further than The Alleghenies for an outdoor adventure. With close proximity to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia the region, The Alleghenies, located in Southcentral Pennsylvania, is perfectly situated for an affordable close to home weekend getaway. Visitors will find a wealth of opportunities including on- and off-road cycling, fishing, boating, spelunking, and the ability to explore...


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Monongahela National Forest
2013-11-21 13:15:26

Monongahela National Forest, also known as the MNF, is a United States national forest that is located in eastern West Virginia in the Allegheny Mountains. The forest holds 921,150 acres and is separated into four ranger districts known as Cheat-Potomac Ranger District, Gauley Ranger District, Greenbrier Ranger District, Marlinton-White Sulphur Springs Ranger District. There are eight designated wilderness areas within the forest including Dolly Sods Wilderness and Spice Run Wilderness....

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