The extension of the Ghost Town Trail that follows the route of the former Cambria & Indiana Railroad grade is known as the C&I Extension. This includes four miles of the existing Rexis Branch of the GTT as well as the new 8-mile extension.
A new 8-mile section has been added to the Ghost Town Trail. The warm October 2017 weather has given many trail users the chance to try the new section out.
Students from Dr. Joe Townsend's IUP Herpetology class visited Blue Spruce Park to learn about the techniques for conducting fieldwork. Kathryn Coates, an IUP Graduate student, is currently conducting research on Valley & Ridge Salamanders found at the park.