Expect Large Crowds - June 20-24, 2013
Expect large crowds and possible delays due to a motorcycle rally, Thunder in the Valley, in Johnstown, PA. The memorial has limited parking for motorcycles. An overflow gravel parking lot will be in use as additional parking for other vehicles.
Detour - Route 281 - June 17-July 29,2013
This detour is after the US 219 junction, so visitors following the recommended driving directions (see link below) will not need to navigate the detour. The detour follows country roads and is not recommended for buses, RVs, and other large vehicles. More »
Possible Construction Delays - US 30
Short delays are possible along US 30 at PA 281 due to construction - April 1 - October, 2013
Volunteers Make National Park Week a Success
Contact: Jeff Reinbold, (814) 893-6322
Somerset - Across the nation, people took to the national parks in late-April not only to visit, but also to roll up their sleeves. They worked on projects to improve the parks and help others learn about these special places. It was no different here in western Pennsylvania. Almost 10,000 people visited and volunteered at the five national park sites across the region during National Park Week, which ran from April 21 to April 29.
Did You Know?
In past September 11 ceremonies, first responders, community leaders and recovery workers have participated by ringing the "Bells of Remembrance." The bells ring during the time of the crash, 10:03 AM, while the names of Flight 93 crew and passengers are read aloud.