Much of the land currently owned by the park had been disturbed prior to park acquisition. Human settlement and land use had altered the land and its historic view. With the homesteads removed and vehicle access now limited, the land, while it will never return to is historic state, is now returning to its natural state.
Did You Know?
The Conemaugh Viaduct was used by trains even after the Portage Railroad closed. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 washed the original viaduct away, but a replacement was completed within 3 days of the flood.