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WHERE TO STAY The 1788 Inn

16200 Lin­coln Hwy., Breeze­wood 814-626-1788 the1788inn.com The Fed­eral-style 1788 Inn is run by de­light­ful hosts who care deeply about ren­o­va­tion and his­tory. Each room has a fire­place and pri­vate bath with heated floor. Rooms from $125, in­clud­ing full break­fast; call ahead for a la carte break­fast at $25 for two.

Qual­ity Inn Breeze Manor

16621 Lin­coln Hwy., Breeze­wood 814-735-4311 choice­ho­tels.com Lo­cated on the Breeze­wood strip, the mo­tel is a quar­ter-mile from the Pike 2 Bike trail. The Qual­ity Inn has ba­sic rooms, a clean out­door pool, free con­ti­nen­tal break­fast, a view of the truck-ser­vice plaza and a black Labrador greeter named Sadie. Rooms from $119.

WHERE TO EAT Mother Trucker’s Cafe

167 Post­house Rd., Breeze­wood 814-735-4076 moth­ertruck­er­scafe.com Lo­cated in the Fly­ing J Travel Plaza, Mother Trucker’s is one of the few non-fast op­tions in Breeze­wood, al­though fast it is. Cafe­te­ria-style sides start at $2.36, in­clud­ing mac and cheese, cab­bage and blue­berry cob­bler. Din­ner plates, in­clud­ing with ham pot pie and pork sauer­kraut, cost $9.43.

Horn O Plenty

220 Wolfs­burg Rd., Bed­ford 814-623-0522 my­hornoplenty.com A short de­tour from the cov­ered­bridge tour, this farm-to-ta­ble res­tau­rant is the an­tithe­sis of the Breeze­wood strip — a beau­ti­ful, nat­u­ral set­ting with or­gan­i­cally grown in­gre­di­ents. Home­made sour­dough and condi­ments, wood­fired pizza and en­trees such as quinoa cakes and stuffed pep­pers, start­ing at $16. Open 11 a.m.8 p.m. Tues­day-Thurs­day, 11 a.m.9 p.m. Fri­day-Sat­ur­day and 10 a.m.2 p.m. Sun­day. Closed Mon­days. WHAT TO DO Pike 2 Bike Be­hind the Scenes Guided Tours Lin­coln High­way (U.S. Route 30) 814-784-5000 pike2bike.com Mur­ray Schroten­boer’s Grouse­land of­fers 17-mile bike tours along the aban­doned high­way and through its tun­nels, as well as oth­er­wise in­ac­ces­si­ble parts of the turn­pike, such as the con­trol room. Ride and tour last three to five hours, or add on for a deluxe tour with a hike. One rider, $95; two, $110; three or more, $45 per per­son. Rental Can­non­dale bikes are avail­able. If you ven­ture out on your own, make sure to bring lights and wa­ter.

Cov­ered Bridges of Bed­ford County Tour

Bed­ford County Vis­i­tors Bureau 814-623-1771 vis­itbed­ford­county.com/ cov­ered­bridges Down­load a copy of this 100minute driv­ing tour or call for a brochure and map. The county has 14 cen­tury-old, hand-built cov­ered bridges, nine of which are on the loop. Be sure to visit nearby Grav­ity Hill, an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion where your car ap­pears to roll up­hill. Bed­ford County Bike Loops Bed­ford County Vis­i­tors Bureau 814-623-1771 vis­itbed­ford­county.com/bik­ing The county web­site has five print­able maps of bike loops with lengths of 16 to 42 miles. Loops are gen­er­ally rolling hills with light traf­fic and some good climbs. The rides pass farms, or­chards and cov­ered bridges. End of the Road Marathon and Half Marathon Forbes Road High School 159 Red Bird Dr., Wa­ter­fall pike2bike.com/event Bring your flash­light or head­lamp for this race. Held Oct. 29, the marathon route fol­lows the aban­doned turn­pike, with wa­ter stop vol­un­teers dressed in apoc­a­lypse-themed at­tire. Be pre­pared for rough patches, pot­holes and sev­eral miles in­side the aban­doned tun­nels. IN­FOR­MA­TION vis­itbed­ford­county.com

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