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West Penn Trail
Access points: Saltsburg, Conemaugh Dam - The West Penn Trail is a 17 mile rail-trail between Saltsburg and the Westinghouse trailhead near Blairsville. The trail generally follows the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and Portage Railroad that operated from 1830 to 1864 between Pittsburgh, PA and Harrisburg, PA. The trail is currently two sections: the Conemaugh River Lake and Saltsburg sections. The Conemaugh River Lake section passes over one of the four spectacular stone arch bridges built in 1907, and offers a great vista from the Conemaugh River. From this point you can also catch a glimpse of the old canal and railroad grade. The Saltsburg section passes through a beautiful backwoods, by visible canal and railroad remnants, hugging the Conemaugh River and covers approximately 17 miles of scenic trail.
Cherrywood Executive Par 3
Penn Run, PA 15765
Executive Par Three totaling 1265 yards - Eight Par 3's + One Par 4 - Distances ranging from 95-210 yards - Golf Clubs - Soccer Balls - Fling Stick - Pull and Riding Cart Rentals Available - Pavilion Rental Available for Parties - Showers - Reunions or Picnics Refreshments and Snacks Available
Double Diamond Deer Ranch
Clarington, PA 15828
Double Diamond Deer Ranch, located near Cook Forest State Park, offers a wonderful place to learn about whitetail deer. The ranch is home to brown, albino, piebald and white whitetail deer. All of the deer have lived at the ranch since they were fawns. The Buck Barn is a hunters "dream come true" and a great way to learn about animals. The Buck Barn contains over 100 mounted animals. Everything from a mouse to a moose. As the deer at the Double Diamond Deer Ranch pass away, they are mounted and spend their days in the Buck Barn. The Double Diamond Deer Ranch also offers Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, a Gift Shop and Flea Market.
Friends of the Parks
Indiana, PA 15701
An extensive series of nature programs is offered by Friends of the Parks. Friends of the Parks is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality environmental education programs in the Indiana County Parks system and at Yellow Creek State Park. These programs are provided through member support and are offered year round, free of charge.
Indiana County Parks and Trails
Indiana, PA 15701
Visit one of the 3 regional parks, three historic sites, two natural areas and two trails. Open year round. Indiana County Parks & Trails is a natural resource-based park system located in west central Pennsylvania. We operate 2,600 acres of parks, natural areas and historic sites along with an extensive regional trail system.
The Indiana County Park system offers year-round facilities and activities for your use and enjoyment including an extensive environmental education program series.
Our county parks and trails offer the chance to play, relax, improve your health and fitness and explore the natural world. We encourage and invite you to discover Indiana County Parks & Trails!
Waterworks Conservation Area
This 10-acre site, located adjacent to Two Lick Creek, is approximately 3 miles south of Indiana, PA. The site is being developed to combine recreational opportunities with an environmental remediation project. The conservation area will include a pavilion with an observation deck, canoe and kayak launch, fishing, trail circuit around wetlands with interpretive signage, path along Two Lick Creek, public restrooms and parking area.
White Township Recreation Complex/S&T Bank Arena
Indiana, PA 15701
This recreational facility, located along East Pike Road in Indiana, PA, consists of a 50-acre complex. It includes four full-size baseball fields, including a 500-seat grandstand on one ball field, two soccer fields, a playground, walking trails, tennis courts, concession stand, restroom facilities, parking, two basketball courts, a picnic area and a seniors area. In addition, the S&T Bank Arena offers a variety of community based programs and services including public ice skating, ice skating lessons, and Learn to Play hockey lessons. The facility houses a turf arena, full ice arena, batting cage, and meeting/party rooms.
Yellow Creek State Park Trails
Penn Run, PA 15765
Yellow Creek State Park is home to 3 hiking trails: Damsite Loop Trail - This is a 2.5 mile trail that offers a view of the Yellow Creek dam. To get to this trail, follow PA 259 south from the park office. After taking a right turn at the stop sign, turn onto Hoffman Road - the second road to your right. This road ends at a small parking area where the Damsite Loop Trail begins. This trail can be hiked as an in and out or a loop. The in and out version of this hike would use strictly the eastern leg of the trail which is relatively easy. Adding the loop portion adds a little more difficulty as it winds slightly up and down a hill. The in and out version is kid/family friendly. This is a nice quiet out of the way place with picnic areas as well. Ridge Top Trail - Ridgetop Trail is a challenging 2 mile trail. It begins in the beach/day-use area and winds through a variety of habitats. Laurel Run Trail - The shorters of the three hiking trails, at Yellow Creek State Park, it is ideal to take children on. This trail is a 0.5 mile loop which starts at the Yellow Creek State Park office. This easy hike is especially beautiful in the spring when wildflowers abound.
Yellow Creek State Park
Penn Run, PA 15765
The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first "highways" in the state, the Kittanning Path. Visitors will enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, fishing, boating, hunting and the educational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds. The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which create the lake. The creeks have lots of yellow clay in the banks and bottoms. The park is also the site of three hiking trails and 20 miles of single track mountain bicycle trails. Seasonal camping is available at one of the parks' 6 cottages or 4 yurts. During the winter months, the park provides ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling in the 350-acre designated area, ice skating, ice boating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In addition, there are several geocaches located in the park.
Blairsville Riverfront Trail
Blairsville Riverfront Trail - The 1.7 mile long trail follows the loop of the Conemaugh River around Blairsville. The trail is located within the flood control area of Conemaugh Dam and is subject to periodic flooding. Conemaugh Dam is located seven miles downstream of the trail. Before the property was condemned for flood control purposes this area was an important residential and industrial area of Blairsville and southern Indiana County.
Indiana, PA 15701
Although the smallest of the County Parks, Memorial Park is one of the most historic sites within Indiana County. Originally surveyed in 1774, the site was once a church cemetery. Many graves are still located in the park. During the Civil War, the site served as a hiding place for travelers of the Underground Railroad. The park's doughboy statue was erected in 1923 by a group of citizens led by Alex Stewart, father of the actor James Stewart. Nearby, is the Clark House and former Armory building, now home of the Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Buttermilk Falls Natural Area
New Florence, PA 15944
This site features an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland. The 48-acre natural area was donated to Indiana County Parks in 1995 by the Keystone-Conemaugh Group, owners of the nearby Conemaugh Generating Station. As a natural area, the site has been set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural beauty. Between 1931 and 1956 the property was owned by Fred McFeely, grandfather of Fred Rogers of children's television fame. McFeely, a wealthy industrialist from Latrobe, PA, utilized the property as a retreat. His estate featured a cottage, horse stables, a three car garage, outbuildings and a swimming area in the creek above the falls. Mr. Rogers often visited the site as a child. Stone foundations and retaining walls from the estate are visible at the site.
Saltsburg Canal Park/Contact: Saltsburg Borough
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Running the entire length of Saltsburg Borough is a 62 foot wide section of greenway known as Saltsburg’s Canal Park. The Park is located on the site of the former PA Mainline Canal that later became the PA Railroad and now overlaps a section of the West Penn Trail. Visitors will enjoy a scenic, river-view walkway enhanced by informative historic signs, a footprint of Canal lock #8, a footbridge, and benches and picnic tables for relaxing moments. Also, a section of the Park, known as North Park, now includes Saltsburg’s Veteran’s Memorial. The water-wave paved sections of the Park between Washington and Market Streets serve as the location for setting up community special events such as vendors’ booths and food stands during Canal Days and Saltsburg’s lighted Christmas Trees display during the month of December.
Blue Spruce Park
Indiana, PA 15701
Indiana County established this park in 1966. The dam, known as Cummins Dam, was constructed in 1908 and enlarged in 1912. The park acreage totals 650 acres and features two playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe court, areas for games and sports and a 12-acre lake stocked with trout. In addition, Blue Spruce Park has four pavilions and two lodges available for public rental. The park also contains six miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Located within the park is the Indiana County Master Gardener's Trial Garden where visitors can view the latest floral and plant selections from the Penn State Gardener's Select program. Blue Spruce Park is a premier bird watching spot and portions of the park are open to hunting. Also, noteworthy, an historical marker honoring Bernice Gera, a native of nearby Ernest, PA, is located in the park. Gera was the first female umpire to work in a professional baseball league.
Pine Ridge Park
Blairsville, PA 15717
At 635 acres, Pine Ridge Park provides a variety of recreation options. Much of the park remains in a natural state with large stands of mature hardwoods. Tom's Run, a scenic mountain stream, intersects the park. Several miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails traverse the park. It is also home to a 9-hole, recreational disc golf course. The Tom's Run area features picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms, and two pavilions available for rental. Pine Lodge is located in the southern portion of the park. The lodge is available for group rental and is used for reunions, meetings, weddings, receptions, and other social gatherings. Pine Lodge features a kitchen, restrooms, activity rooms, a deck and two stone fireplaces. A two-acre pond is available for catch-and-release fishing. A playground is also located near the Lodge.
Old Smicksburg Park
Old Smicksburg Park is a 33-acre park located in Smicksburg Borough, in northwestern Indiana County. Since its establishment in 1827, Smicksburg has undergone significant changes. The park provides an opportunity to preserve the history of Smicksburg, interpret life of an early American village and provide an area for outdoor recreation. The park offers hiking trails for walking, birding and wildflower study. It also has picnic tables, portable restroom and a canoe or kayak access to the Little Mahoning Creek.
Access points: Hoss's in Indiana; Old Route 119 parking area between Indiana and Homer City; Floodway Park in Homer City; Red Barn Access in Homer City ---- The Hoodlebug Trail is a ten-mile recreation and commuter trail located in the central portion of Indiana County. The trail passes through residential, commercial, and natural settings, providing direct trail access to many local residents and employees of several schools, industries, and small businesses. The trail follows the abandoned Indiana Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad between the Homer City area and Indiana. The Hoodlebug Trail is open year round for non-motorized activities, including bicycling, hiking and cross-country skiing
Ghost Town Trail
In 1991 the Kovalchick Salvage Company donated twelve miles of the former Blacklick and Ebensburg Railroad to Indiana County Parks. The railroad corridor has been recycled into a popular rails-to-trails project known as the Ghost Town Trail. In 1993 the Cambria & Indiana Railroad donated an additional four miles of railroad line from Rexis to White Mill Station known as the Rexis Branch. Access points: Saylor Park; Heshbon; Dilltown; Wehrum; Vintondale, Rexis; Red Mill; Twin Rocks; Nanty Glo; and Ebensburg -- In 1991, the Kovalchick Salvage Company donated sixteen miles of the former Blacklick and Ebensburg Railroad to Indiana County Parks. The railroad corridor has been recycled into a popular rails-to-trails project known as the Ghost Town Trail. In 1993, the Cambria & Indiana Railroad donated an additional four miles of railroad line from Rexis to White Mill Station known as the Rexis Branch. In 2005, an additional 20 miles were added to the trail - 12 miles in Indiana County and 8 miles in Cambria County. The trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Ghost Town Trail derives its name from five mining towns that once existed along the railroad corridor. Wehrum, the largest of the former mining towns, once boasted 230 homes, a hotel, company store, jail and bank. The town was developed by Warren Delano, uncle of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other ghost towns include Bracken, Armerford, Lackawanna #3, Scott Glen, Webster, Beulah and Claghorn. Eliza Furnace, one of Pennsylvania's best preserved iron furnaces, is located along the trail. This unique relic of the Blacklick Valley's early industrial era is on the National Register of Historic Places. Historical markers along the trail provide interpretive information about the Blacklick Valley's intriguing history.
Keystone Elk Country Alliance - Elk Country Visitor Center
Benezette, PA 15821
Premier elk/wildlife viewing destination. Interactive displays, 4D story theater, walking trails, wildlife viewing areas, horse drawn wagon rides and a gift s hop of only made in the USA items.
The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC
Leechburg, PA 15656
The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC is a canoe/kayak sales and rental store with a full service bait and tackle shop. It is located along the Kiski River just outside of Leechburg, PA. Trips are available from a variety of locations from Avonmore to Schenley. Livery service is available for renters as well as boat owners. Open March - November. Come paddle with us! The Kiski River was named the "PA River of the Year" in 2000. This is one of the best kept secrets for small mouth bass, walleye and perch. The Kiski River is stocked for trout, and catfish abound!
Avonmore Community Association
Avonmore, PA 15618
The Pasternak Recreation Area provides a canoe launch that has public access to the Kiskiminetas River. Their park area includes pavilion with electric, porta potties, primitive camping and fishing area. This organization holds many different fundraising events throughout the year for the community. The Avonmore Harvest Jubilee is a fall festival which takes place in September.
Silver Canoe Campground
Rural Valley, PA 16249
Silver Canoe Campground is a fun place to play for young and old alike. We are located on 38 acres on State Route 210 on the upper end of the Keystone Power Dam Lake, in a serene wooded valley in western PA. Open April 1 through October 31. Open year round with limited utilities. Full hook-up sites. We offer 83 Sites for a variety of campers from weekenders to permanent. We offer a recreation hall which can be used for meetings, parties, etc... We have a swimming pool for our guests to enjoy.
The 205 acre park, located in northeastern Indiana County in Banks Township, features a 60 acre lake with two boat launches and ares for picnicking, hunting, hiking, fishing and ice fishing. Two pavilions, at the park, are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, catfish, muskellunge, walleye and northern pike. Fishermen may moor their boats at the park following regulations established by the Fish & boat Commission. Only electric motors and hand propelled boats are permitted.
Chestnut Ridge Golf Course / Tom's Run Golf Course
Blairsville,, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-7180 Ext 121
Enjoy golfing at Tom’s Run Golf Course, voted the 6th best public golf course in Pennsylvania, or at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course, a 4-star rated course. The golf courses feature tee times, golf instruction, snack bar, restaurant, driving range and a fully stocked golf shop. Both courses are 18 holes.
Indian Springs Golf and Country Club
Indiana, PA 15701
Indian Springs Golf and Country ClubThe 18-hole course at Indian Springs Golf and Country Club is owned and operated by The Indiana V.F.W. Post 1989. The course features 6,147 yards of golf from championship tees for a par of 71. This challenging course is rated at 69.6 with a slope of 124. Stop by the clubhouse, when you are finished golfing, where you will find a menu of great food at reasonable prices. Please Note: Open to the public
Meadow Lane Golf Course
Indiana,, PA 15701
Meadow Lane Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 70 course of 5,735 yards with water on 13 of the 18 holes. A snack bar with beverages, driving range, putting green, and a pro shop are also available.
Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway
Altoona, PA 16603
The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal System. It intends to serve as a physical connector that improves opportunities for public access, linkage to important destinations, and economic development. It is not a single, long-distance trail for unimpeded travel. Its core directive: facilitate a continuous land-and water-based recreation system that serves as a connectivity and unification tool for local governments and organizations wishing to create recreation, heritage, environmental, educational, and economic development projects that maximize the quality of life for Pennsylvania residents. http://mainlinecanalgreenway.org/experiencing-the-greenway/traveling-by-boat/kiski-conemaugh-water-trail/
Crooked Creek Watershed Association
Ford City, PA 16226
The Crooked Creek Watershed Association consists of volunteers who organize systems and projects which work together in efforts of improving the quality of water in Crooked Creek and its tributaries. This non-profit group also strives to preserve and enhance natural habitats in the watershed while also providing education and greater public awareness.
Indiana, PA 15701
Evergreen Conservancy is a relatively new non profit in the Indiana area. Our mission is to advance the preservation, protection and stewardship of Natural, Cultural and Historic Resources in and around Indiana County. Since our inception we have focused our attention on AMD remediation, development of the Tanoma Wetlands Educational Center, and making it possible for home owners to conserve their lands for generations. We are a group of caring and committed volunteers who work to raise the quality of life in and around Indiana County. We seek to preserve wild life habitat, land, stream access, scenic vistas, working landscapes, and historic and cultural sites. Our crown jewel is the Tanoma Wetlands Educational Center. At this site you can find: a pavilion, a new StoryWalk –“Grandfather Twilight”, parking lot, handicapped accessible trail with tree and plant ID signs, a wind turbine, a water power generation system, solar panels, and a self guided system of signs explaining how iron is removed from AMD. . Directions from Indiana:: Take Route 286 East, Turn left on Tanoma Road, continue on Tanoma Road until you reach Rayne Church Road, turn left on Rayne Church Road, the educational center is on your right, there is a parking lot.
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy
Johnstown, PA 15907-0218
West Penn Trail offers 15 miles of biking and hiking between two of Indiana County's unique historic towns, Saltsburg and Blairsville. An annual boat-bike-run West Penn Trail Triathlon is held in October. The Conservancy operates the annual Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn, 4 days of paddling on the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail, from Johnstown to Apollo. CVC also hosts quarterly outings that showcase historic, scenic, and recreation resources in the region.
Blacklick Valley Natural Area
Access Point: This area is located 15 miles south of Indiana and 9 miles north of Johnstown, PA. The Parker Tract is located along McFeaters Road, off Route 22, east of Armagh. A small parking area is locatred at the end of McFeaters Road. --- Natural areas are set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural interest and beauty. Facility development at the site has been minimized to protect the site's natural character. The natural area has three tracts. The Parker Tract, located south of Blacklick Creek, encompasses 300 acres. A small parking area and six miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trail shave been established. The Caldwell and Clarke Run Tracts form a contiguous 413 acre parcel, and lie north of Blacklick Creek. These northern tracts are undeveloped and do not contain established hiking trails. The Ghost Town Trail bisects the property about one-half mile east of Dilltown. Hunting, camping and motorized vehicles are not permitted in the natural areas.
Scary Harry's Haunted Trails
Homer City, PA 15748
A haunted walk through the woods that provides adventure and excitement for adults and children (must be 48 inches tall) looking for more than the average scare. 2014 Theme: Scary Harry's presents Strangling Brothers Circus Sideshow!
Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Hampton Inn Blairsville Classic Stay and Play
Hampton Inn Call for 2015 Rates(724-459-7191) Package Includes: •Overnight Accommodations at the Hampton Inn & Suites •Hot Breakfast Buffet •Single round of golf on Tom’s Run and Chestnut Ridge Golf Courses •Golf Cart •Special replay rates available. Chestnut Ridge Resort is home to 36 championship holes of golf. Guests can enjoy sculpted bent grass fairways, rolling greens, multiple tees and varied pin placements. Before heading out on the course you can perfect your swing at the carefully maintained driving range. Then you can recharge and relax in the indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center or fall asleep with the Hampton Cloud Nine sleeping experience.
Todd Bird Club
Indiana, PA 15701
The Todd Bird Club was organized to promote the appreciation and conservation of birds in Indiana, Armstrong, and Jefferson Counties. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Lodge at Blue Spruce County Park. The meeting begins at 7:30 and features noted 'birders' who share their experiences through captivating photos and entertaining stories. You are welcome to come earlier to share 'bird' stories and enjoy refreshments. Todd sponsors Tuesday morning outings for weekday birders throughout the year at Yellow Creek State Park. Field trips are also held every Saturday during migration, both spring and fall.We have a great website www.toddbirdclub.org that includes all scheduled events and field trip reports, our newsletters, and lots of other great information. We look forward to meeting you.
Friends of Yellow Creek
Penn Run, PA 15765
Friends of Yellow Creek aims to include visitors in conserving, protecting, and enhancing the natural, educational, and recreational resources of the park.
Kiski Junction Railroad
Schenley, PA 15682
Come aboard for a scenic one hour train ride on a real working shortline railroad departing from Schenley, Armstrong County, in southwest Pennsylvania. See a spectacular view of the rivers as we travel along the Kiskiminetas and Allegheny rivers. Ride over the former Pennsylvania Main Line Canal with remnants still intact. All aboard for a fun family adventure! Bring your own picnic lunch and eat right on the train.