Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pine Creek Rail Trail

Getting in a few miles!!
Day 1
Yesterday Trin and I biked from Jersey Shore, PA to Wellsboro, PA on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. It was a beautiful day and the trail is gorgeous.


There is a nice parking area in Jersey Shore. Since the bike bridge over the highway is complete it’s a great place to start.

We began the day with a flat tire, but Trin's new Co2 inflator was excellent!!

This trail is tranquil, lush, and teaming with wildlife. The miles go by easily.

There is a convenience store in Waterville where we stopped for lunch. Further down the trail we filled up our water bottles between Camel and Slate Run. The taste of an under ground spring just can't be found at the store.

Day 2

The rain began before we left this morning. It was a bit cold so we stopped in Blackwell to put yesterdays clothes on as well. We stayed warm as long as we kept riding, but the drizzle continued for 50 miles. My rain coat ripped but yesterdays blown tire made for a very functional belt, if you don't mind a spare tire around the waist!

We stopped in Slate Run at Wolfes General Store. The food was excellent - best turkey on multi-grain I've had. They invited us in to drip on the floor and track in mud so that we could warm up. Really nice people!

I would definitely recommend this trail!!!

3 comments:

TBTAM said...

Hi-

Found your posts when googling Pine creeek trail. We are planning a family ride on the trail this summer, and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for us in terms of lodging, food, etc as well as tips and things to avoid.

It looks like a well kept secret, and we're looking forward to visiting the trail.

TBTAM said...

Hi-

Found your posts when googling Pine creeek trail. We are planning a family ride on the trail this summer, and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for us in terms of lodging, food, etc as well as tips and things to avoid.

It looks like a well kept secret, and we're looking forward to visiting the trail.

Bonnie said...

Hey,
I have been out of high speed internet range most of this month so I just saw your post.

The Pine Creek Trail is great for families. It's an easy trail with plenty of restrooms along the way.

There is a nice parking area in Jersey Shore to start from, or you may want to get a cabin or camp somewhere in the valley. Happy Acres Resort, off Little Pine Creek Road is in Waterville, but I have never stayed there - so I can't rate it. (http://www.happyacresresort.net/picturegallery.html). I have relatives in Wellsboro that we stayed with overnight, and then we went back to Jersey Shore the next day.

Nothing I can think of to avoid, but definitely include some time for swimming. Pine Creek can get like bath water in mid summer.

Hope you have a great vacation!