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Shaena from Pittsburgh on 8/4/2021 3:18:11 PM:
Kind of a strange question, but it doesn't look like this has been asked before -- do you know if there are easily-accessible electrical outlets at any of the "picnic areas" along the side of the GAP or C&O? My husband will be using our low-powered e-bike to tow our son in a trailer next week, and while we hope to not use much battery, it would be good to know if there are potential recharge points for when we stop to eat! (the bike+trailer takes up a lot of space so I doubt we could bring it inside any cafes or anything)

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 8/4/2021 7:09:24 PM:
First of alll there are no outlets at any of the Hiker/Biker trail side campsites along the C&O that I am aware of. Electrical outlets are available There are outlets on the Meyersdale Maple Festival stage. There is one or more outdoor receptacles on the Service Building at the Connellsville trail side camp site. The KOA in Adelaide near Connellsville has electrical sites. While I know there are indoor outlets at the Husky Haven Camp office in Rockwood, I expect there are some outdoor receptacles there as well. But note that office is not in the campgrounds however. These are some of the ones I know of. A more stealthy , but less savory, option is to look for outdoor receptacles on service stations, convenience stores, parks, banks, etc. I’m sure others will know of still more options.

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 8/5/2021 4:11:13 PM:
I'd take an extension cord and choose the "less savory" option when needed. Charge up from an exterior outlet whenever you stop for a soda or lunch or ice cream... If it feels like stealing, give the person inside 5 cents. That would be about double the actual price of electricity. Oh, also, be aware that some towns are right on the trail, and some are a pretty spicy distance away. Connellsville, right on it. Perryopolis, quite a hike.

 
Chris on 9/14/2021 1:05:58 PM:
Or you can just look for the closest Sheetz store in the trail town. They've got electrical outlets at every indoor seat. Not just normal plugs but two USB ports in the same outlet as well, so you can charge your phone without using up any of the other plug slots. They're open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, so you can get made to order food whenever you get off the trail. They have free fast wifi which is better than slow patchy wifi found at B&Bs with less IT support.