Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Geared towards children, this cute little outdoor exhibit is located across from the 500 kW Spoon River Solar Farm on Route 24. Easy to understand signs explain how solar power works. There’s a tractor to climb on, a bell to ring, and a couple of dioramas with switches to turn.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Weekends are the best time to visit due to very limited parking when classes are in session. The one way street, south of the museum marked as P11 and R11 on the parking map, is the easiest place to park an RV. Museum 40.19855, -85.41011
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
The fort was built to protect the surveyors from the Native Americans who lived in the area. Fire destroyed the fort in 1790 and it never rebuilt because by that time the surveying teams had moved farther west. A replica of the fort has been constructed on the original site. The fort buildings and the small museum are filled with a remarkable number of artifacts. The First Federal Land Office has been relocated on the grounds and can be toured.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
The canal was designated a National Historical Park by President Nixon in 1971. The tow path which is mostly gravel and dirt is maintained for hiking and biking. We went a short distance both north and south from the Cumberland Visitor Center. We also crossed the canal to visit George Washington's Headquarters.
South of the visitor center the the tow path goes from pavement to boardwalk and then to gravel. Going north the tow path connects to the Great Allegheny Passage which continues for another 150 to Pittsburgh, PA. The section through the city is paved but I think it soon becomes gravel.
We parked in the accessible parking spaces on Canal Street. We stuck out in the street a bit but there wasn’t much traffic so it was okay. A pay lot is adjacent to the accessible parking. It’s a little too small for RVs but RVs should fit in the free parking lot on Howard Street under Interstate 68. Watch the overhead clearance. Visitor Center 39.64962, -78.76268