Places to Experience

Erratic Rocks and Island in Youghiogheny River

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View from Erratic Rocks and Island in Youghiogheny River

When approaching the river the sight of several large blue limestone rocks, the closest being up to ten yards from shore, immediately draws your attention as you approach the river rock covered shoreline of the Youghiogheny River. About a hundred yards from this point is an island with sycamore trees that is occasionally, during high flow periods, surrounded by thunderous rapids. Looking west, past the island, ...

Large Shoreline Rocks before Chestnut Ridge

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View from Large Shoreline Rocks before Chestnut Ridge

An outcropping of large rocks along the river's edge provides a great view of the Youghiogheny River as it meanders its way through Chestnut Ridge that can be seen towering off in the distance. This is the first fully natural scene for those heading southeast from Connellsville with only the railroad providing signs of man and its occasional train. The rocks found here are varying ...

Abandoned West Yough Railroad Bridge

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View from Abandoned West Yough Railroad Bridge

An abandoned steel trestle railroad bridge offers a nice view of the Youghiogheny River just north of Connellsville and along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. Concealed mostly by woods between the trail and river, the bridge becomes visible as it sits behind a giant rock that obviously was moved following the abandonment of the railroad line. Most visitors will walk up to the bridge and look ...

GAP Trail Clearing with Gorge View

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View from GAP Trail Clearing with Gorge View

A bright clearing in the forest canopy is a welcome sight a considerable distance between Connellsville and Ohiopyle along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail and provides a scenic view of the Youghiogheny River and its gorge from a distance. The whole scene takes on a garden like appearance with a series of wild flowers on either side of the trail and large rocks along with a ...

Browse 215 Pictures of Dunbar Township, Pennsylvania

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