Just outside of Johnstown is the great Conemaugh Gap. This unique gorge, featured on Day 1 of the Annual CVC Spring Sojourn, runs almost perfectly straight for four miles as it follows an ancient fault line. Depending on how “gorge” is defined, The Gap is the second, third or fifth deepest gorge in Pennsylvania.
Conemaugh Gap Gateway Park is being built to showcase the scenic ravine. Native plants and trees line the walking trail from the parking area to a scenic overlook. An additional trail will be developed down the hillside, where it will connect to planned course through Johnstown’s West End, extending the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal Greenway.
NRG Energy, which operates the Seward Generating Station at the opposite end of The Gap, Alternative Community Resource Program, Starbucks and many volunteers were instrumental in developing the park’s first phase.