Grand History Trail (GHT)
The Grand History Trail (GHT) is a proposed 250+ mile off-road trail connecting Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Major points of interestest on the trail include Washington D.C., Annapolis, Baltimore, Fells Point, York, Gettysburg, Frederick, Antietam Battlefield, and Harper's Ferry. More than sixty percent of the GHT currently exists or is planned - much of it utilizing existing trails.
Gettysburg and it's battlefields are a key part of America's history, and, therefore, a primary stopping point on the loop. In order to complete the GHT, Adams County will need to create a trail connecting Gettysburg to Hanover, in the east, and Emmitsburg, MD, in the south.
Members of the York County Rail Trail Authority first saw the potential for a large, regional trail connecting pathways in Baltimore, Md., Gettysburg , Pa., Hanover, Pa., York, PA, and Washington, D.C. What began as a sketch on a scrap of paper has burgeoned into a comprehensive plan with specific suggestions, an interconnected group of stakeholders from every level of government, and complete Geospatial Information System (GIS) data that can be used by the various state and local partners to include in official planning documents and future tourism materials.