A National Recreation Trail, the Ghost Town Trail is named for the numerous old mining towns along the corridor that were served by the Ebenburg & Backlick Railroad and Cambria & Indiana Railroad. The trail winds though the scenic Blacklick Creek watershed, passing interpretive signs and historical artifacts including mining slag, railroad ties, and discarded rail cars. Just west of Vintondale is Eliza Furnace, one of Pennsylvania’s best-preserved iron blast furnaces. You’re likely to encounter deer and chipmunks in the morning. Once the sun gets high, watch for the occasional snake on the warm pathway. Portions of the trail run though game lands; wear blaze orange during hunting season. At Saylor Park in Black Lick there are signs directing trail users to the Hoodlebug Trail. A 110 page guidebook on the Ghost Town Trail is available for purchase by going to www.indianacountyparks.org and clicking on the "Our Trails" tab.