Honan Avenue played a role in many special moments in Paulette Baker’s childhood. On certain Sundays, her family would take the route to services at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church on Power Street in Johnstown PA.
She would see deer, turkey, lush green trees and rainbows in the mist of a waterfall. But over the years, the road fell into disrepair. Locals Dumped Piles of garbage, tires, appliances and more marring the once beautiful setting.
Now, thanks to the efforts of the Laurel Highlands Historical Village and other local businesses and community organizations, the road has been given new life as the Honan Avenue Community Hiking and Biking Trail.