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Vegetarian Food Options Along the Trail
SoMD on 05/11/2016 07:13 PM:
I'm a vegetarian and plan on biking the trail in June. I'd like to pack as light as possible so I'm looking for vegetarian food options for lunch and dinner along the towpath. Anyone have any favorite spots you'd recommend? I'll also have a non-vegetarian with me so would be nice to have options for him at the same spots as well.

 
Roger on 05/19/2016 01:19 PM:
There's plenty of grass and dandelions to munch on. Have fun. :)

Iron Mountain Campsite in Cumberland
SoMD on 03/18/2016 06:23 PM:
Has anyone stayed at Iron Mountain Campsite? Planning to take Amtrak to Cumberland from Washington to do a West to East ride and the train doesn't get into Cumberland until 7:17 pm which doesn't leave much biking time so I'll need somewhere close for the first night. Wondering if it's a decent campsite.

 
Anonymous on 03/19/2016 06:21 AM:
I stay at the YMCA just out of downtown Cumberland. They have a big fenced in lot you camp in. It costs $10 and in the am you can go over and get a shower.Just go down Green st. then I think its a left at a Sheezt then follow the Interstate signs and then you will see tye YMCA signs.

 
Anonymous on 03/20/2016 12:47 PM:
I would use Evitts Creek Hiker/Biker campsite. 0.7 miles from vehicle access at mile 180.7. I felt like I needed more than just earplugs at Iron mountain as it has 24/7 train and switches that feel like they vibrate the ground.

 
Swagman from Hancock, MD on 03/22/2016 03:15 PM:
I have done exactly what you are doing many times and experience no problems staying at Evitts Creek or Iron Mountain hiker/biker site. Just remember you're going to have some train sounds all night long so unless you're a heavy sleeper, better bring some ear plugs. Otherwise, enjoy and have a fantastic adventure!