summer 2019 travel blog

C&O Barge Canal & Allegheny Rail Trail Visitor Center

Mason Dixon Camp Site

Visitor Center Meyersdale, PA

out to viaduct

out to viaduct

out to viaduct

out to viaduct

trail map

Lotterdale RV to Meyersdale, PA


August 22, Thursday, 70 degrees and starting to rain

Left Greenback, TN about 8 am. Drove on 81 with lots of truck traffic and lots of rain and wind.

338 miles later we camped at Mountain Lake Campground in Summersville, WV. Assigned a campsite that was for a tent or small van so we went back up the steep gravel road to the office to get a different site, only to discover that someone was already in that site. Called the office this time and finally got a site that was ok.

August 23, Friday, 65 degrees and light rain.

Drove 187 miles to the Mason Dixon Campground, Meyersdale, PA just over the state line. Set up camp, had lunch and went into Cumberland, MD to get information on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Walked around the C & O Barge Canal Shop area, we took the long slow way back rather than the expressway which we were on all day. Stopped for dinner and checked out Frostburg checked out the GAP trail and terminus for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Before heading back to camper we made a few calls to loved ones while we had phone service.

August 24, Saturday, Low 64, High 75 Sunny

After a good breakfast we headed for Meyersdale, PA which was further than we thought. The old train station had very helpful workers, nice GAP shirts, and the Trail. We rode to the Salisbury Viaduct and back on a shaded trail. Filled the Jeep with fuel and drove back to the camper a much shorter way thanks to the help and map we got from Dale at the trailhead. We drove by “Deal” parking area which we will go to tomorrow. Sid took some drone pictures of our site while Barb made peach cobbler using the last of the Jefferson Peaches we bought in Blue Ridge, GA several days ago.

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