The only hostel along the GAP is in Rockwood, making new use of a 1900s general store. It’s joined by B&Bs, a campground, and guesthouse.

Rockwood : Overview

Mile 43 on the Great Allegheny Passage

Rockwood is a tight-knit rural community whose history is rooted in industry and railroading.  While the town was laid out in 1857, it did not boom until the end of the Civil War and the introduction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad which passed through town.  Near the turn of the century the town contained several mills and shops, four general stores, two grocery stores, and even four hotels.

A local landmark – then and now – is the Rockwood Mill, recently converted to Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House. The building is a National Register property and draws bikers and visitors of nearby ski resorts, Seven Springs and Hidden Valley.

Other town offerings include a hostel (formerly a 1900s general store), guesthouse, B&B’s, campground, antique store, and local eateries.  The town businesses have embraced art along the trail.  A town mural is complemented by sculptures of a high-wheeled bicycle, steam locomotive (complete with a bike rim steam cloud) and even rooftop bicycle whirligigs!

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