Hiking the West Creek Recreational Trail
Photos submitted by Samantha Cunningham
The West Creek Recreational Trail in St. Marys, a community located in the Elk Country landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds, runs from St. Marys to Emporium, a borough that flanks the Elk Country and Dark Skies landscapes. This trail has been completed within the last five years out of an old railroad way, hence the name “rails to trail.” This particular part of the path is off of Jackson Road, where you can cross over the old train trestle. In the winter time you are able to ride snowmobiles along the 18-mile stretch. It delivers beautiful scenery along the way.
About the Photographer: Samantha Cunningham was born and raised in the Elk Country city of St. Marys, PA. She recently discovered her passion for photography and loves taking pictures of the outdoors. She especially enjoys capturing a moment in time because everyone sees things differently. She can often be found hiking around the Elk, Cameron and McKean counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds with her husband and mini Aussie, Sadie. Find more of Samantha’s images on Instagram @cunning.photo.
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