What works up an appetite more than biking between all the cute little trail towns on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) this summer? This trail runs from just south of Pittsburgh the whole way through to Washington DC. Several towns have great farmers markets which feature seasonal produce, baked goods, local mustards, jams, and crafts. What a great way to spend a day biking, taking in the scenery, and refueling with a picnic of bread, cheeses, fruit and some Amish cookies! Read on for details:
On Saturdays there are markets in:
- Connellsville, Yough River Park, 8a.m – 1p.m, July 3 – Sept. 4
- Ohiopyle, Ohiopyle Borough, 2p.m – 6p.m, May 29 – Sept. 4
(These markets are part of a larger Fayette County Buy Local initiative, which also includes farmers’ markets in Uniontown (Thursdays, 4p.m – 7p.m) and Masontown (Fridays, 3p.m – 7p.m).)
- Cumberland (MD), Cumberland Downtown Pedestrian Mall, 9:30a.m – 12:30p.m, June 5 – Oct.
If you are a mid-week rider:
- Meyersdale, Fuller Playground, Wednesdays, 7:30a.m – 12:30p.m, May 26 – Sept. 8
- Cumberland (MD), Cumberland Downtown Pedestrian Mall, Thursdays, 9:30a.m – 2p.m, June 3 – Oct.
-Frostburg (MD), Main Street, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m, June 4 – Oct.