This is summer tradition that has been going on for more than 40 years. People who are part of the ride say this is one of their favorite weeks of year. Starting on Fathers day every year, and rolling on for a week, the Appalachian Wagon Train travels across part of Western Pennsylvania. Many of the participants come back year after year to re-live the life of their ancestors.
This year the wagon train is made up of about 34 wagons and buggies along with another 25 riders on horseback.
For six days, participants are making what appears to be a trip back in time. All ages are included in this traveling group.
Participants say a real wagon train community has developed over the the years. The key to their travel seems to be forgetting about the modern means of transportation.
It is little wonder why the wagon train is the highlight of the year for many of those those taking part.
Each day of travel is a separate loop of about fifteen to eighteen miles that leads back to a campground.
This year the wagon train will be moving from Lilly in Cambria County to Janesville in Clearfield County where the event will wrap up this Saturday.