With a wide, paved pathway adjacent equestrian trail running through lush woodland and riverside terrain, the Allegheny River Trail (ART) has something to offer every trail enthusiast. Following a segment of the Allegheny River that is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the 32-mile trail extends south from the Samuel Justus Recreational Trail in Franklin, to the point where the Allegheny and Clarion rivers meet in Brandon. The trailhead begins five miles downriver from the Franklin Belmar railroad bridge. Built in 1907 the picturesque bridge offers a spectacular view of the river and wildlife. At the Belmar Bridge the trail connects with the eight-mile, paved, Sandy Creek Trail, which runs east to the village of Van. Eventually it will connect with the Clarion Highlands Trail, Samuel Justus Trail, the Allegheny River and Clarion Highlands trails which offer 45 miles of trail.