The southern part of Pennsylvania offers some of the easiest walking of the entire A. All hunters and non-hunters are required to wear at least square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined, or a fluorescent orange hat, from Nov. For more information about hunting safety along the A. Only thru-hikers defined as those "walking the Appalachian Trail from point of beginning to an exit, which is not the place of beginning may camp on Pennsylvania Game Commission lands, and these hikers must camp within ft of A.
In addition, camping regulations vary considerably throughout the state, so be sure to plan ahead for your hike. Welcome to Pennsylvania You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Get the Guidebook and Map. That portion of this route which was followed by the Atlantic-Pacific Highway would later be renumbered as U.
Belt Line 1 of 2 This is one of two routes in Ohio that have this name. On my auto trails map, the route enters the state southwest of Celina west of Coldwater , then makes its way to and through Columbus, terminating at Logan.
The route also passed through Wapakoneta, Bellefontaine, and Marysville. East of Celina, this bears a strong resemblance to a combination of State Route 29 and U. Route 33 on the maps of today. Of course, the Belt Line would have been a two-lane route on the predecessors of the relocated four-lane highways of today. Belt Line 2 of 2 This is the second of the two routes in Ohio that have this name.
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On my auto trails map, this version is in the eastern part of the state—leaving easterly from Warren on its way into Pennsylvania. Benjamin Franklin Highway This highway does not show up on any map in my limited collection. According to Dave, the route had termini in Philadelphia and Akron. No intermediate cities are listed.
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I have no graphics for the sign of this highway. Blue and Gray Trail This is another trail for which I have no map confirmation. Based on that description, the route would likely resemble forerunners of U. Route 23 and U. However, no intermediate cities are listed. Thus, it appears to be a combination of U. Louisville, Salem, Columbiana, and East Palestine were waypoints on this popular diversion from the transcontinental route. This trail is more completely covered by an article elsewhere on this web site.
Capitol Trail There appears to have been more than one trail with this name in the United States, but in Ohio, this named trail was between Toledo and Columbus. Chicago-Buffalo Highway This route may have been a later combination of numbers 36 and 37 below. Perhaps the cartographer did not draw all the pertinent symbols. Buffalo is given as the eastern terminus. Probably one of the last references to the Chicago-Buffalo Road still being used.
This may also be one of the earliest references to long time Bureau of Public Roads chief Thomas McDonald to Please click for a very large photo. Cincinnati-Parkersburg Way For some reason, this appears on my both my and auto trails map only as a route between Cincinnati and Chillicothe, Ohio, with no extension to Parkersburg, West Virginia. Assuming the extension, this course could be followed today by a combination of State Route 28 and U.
Given that was the original route of State Route 7, it may have been the better road in the named trails era, but with all the bends in the river, the route would have been half again as much longer. An article on the history of this road in Ohio appears elsewhere on this web site. Both the highway and the city in the sun were conceived by Carl G. In , the route of the Dixie Highway became State Route 6 in Ohio, earning it both a name sign and number sign in the post assembly. This designation lasted only three years, with the posting of the U. That federal route no longer exists in Ohio, and only a short section of a State Route 25 near Toledo conjures memories of that once significant cross-country number.
French Lick Route Before basketball icon Larry Bird made this small Indiana community famous as his home town, French Lick had been a popular destination as a health resort along the tracks of the Monon Railroad. The named auto trail route which came later crossed from Indiana into Ohio and terminated in Cincinnati. I have no location for the route in Indiana. There may have been two branches of the highway in California, with endpoints at San Francisco this one for sure and Los Angeles this one a maybe. The colorful story of U. Harrison Trail I have this trail on a auto trails map as being between Portsmouth and Port Clinton, making it one of the longest auto trails entirely within the borders of Ohio.
Thus, the trail was later followed by early versions of U.
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However, this trail may have been superseded, at least in part, by the Scioto Trail see 30 below. Hoosier Highway This is a significant regional highway that clips the northwest corner of Ohio. Bryan is the only Ohio county seat on the route, which had termini in Evansville, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan.
Route resemble the zigzags of this meandering highway. Hoosier Dixie Highway This is another regional trail that barely makes it onto the Ohio map. Not surprisingly, most of the trail is in Indiana, with a northern terminus at Goshen. It entered Ohio near Harrison and had a southern terminus at Cincinnati, probably following an early version of U.
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It is unclear whether this trail was considered an element of the Dixie Highway system, but one way or another, it was likely conceived as a feeder route that would meet the Ohio branch of the Dixie Highway at Cincinnati. Hub Highway This is one of the shortest trails I have found on my auto trails map of Ohio. Huntington-Manitou-Culver Trail Of all the trails in this list of forty, this may be the ultimate example of the auto trail excess that led to government intervention and road numbering.
Huntington is a county seat in Indiana, Manitou is a lake near the town of Rochester, and Culver is a small village most noted for a nearby military academy. For whatever reason, this unlikely route was extended into Ohio, terminating in Lima of all places, the home town of this writer. In the s, the roads west of Lima on which this trail was marked were so nondescript that they were never part of any state highway numbering system. However, the boosters of the trail did manage to come up with a pretty interesting sign. Industrial Way Not surprisingly, this was a trail through the heart of the Steel Valley, connecting Cleveland and Pittsburgh with a convoluted course through Ravenna, Warren, and Youngstown.
In fact, the course was so convoluted that I am not even going to attempt to retrace it with the numbered routes of today! It does not appear on any map in my limited collection. Endpoints are given as Cleveland and Tampa. There are no intermediate cities listed. Marion-Kenton Trail This short trail would have been the earliest original part of the Harding Highway see 15 above. Its western terminus was at Lima; its eastern terminus appears to be north of Mt.
Gilead at an intersection with the 2-C Highway. Namesake cities Marion and Kenton were the only other county seats on the route, which actually became part of the original U.
Muncie-Lima-Fremont Trail This is the only auto trail having my home town of Lima as part of the name. This is another route whose boosters came up with an interesting symbol sign without the tried and true tricolor stripes. Ohio-Indiana-Michigan Way This is another route that reached Cincinnati after meandering through Indiana—crossing the border near Hamilton. This compares well to the route of U. The endpoint cities of Springfield National Old Trails Road and Findlay Dixie Highway were also waypoints on two of the most important transcontinental routes.
This same route is followed today by U. Scioto Trail This trail appears to be a late addition to the auto trails map of Ohio. However, Dave has the route going only from Portsmouth to Chillicothe. By comparison, the Scioto Trail is mentioned both by name and by numbers U.