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West Penn Trail

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From Blairsville, PA to Saltsburg, PA

http://www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org

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.


Yellow Creek State Park Trails

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170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-357-7913
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/yellowcreek.aspx

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.



McIntyre

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http://www.mcintyrepa.com

McIntyreMcIntyre, Pennsylvania, was one of more than a dozen coal mining company towns developed by the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company in Indiana County, in the early part of the 20th century. During this period the United States was becoming a major industrial and world power due in part to the presence and mining of coal and other abundant natural resources in the country. Many southern and eastern European immigrants were attracted to jobs in the mines and settled with their families in these towns. Through the use of photos, documents and memories of town residents, the site documents one represenrative western Pennsylvania coal town during its heyday. Susan Ferrandiz is the research/developer of the site. Her grandparents and their family lived in McIntyre.


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Yellow Creek State Park

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170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-357-7913
www.DCNR.PA.gov

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.

Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, and educational and recreational 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 flow into the lake. Both creeks contain yellow clay in their banks and bottoms.

Camping cottages, located near the lake-shore, each having electricity, picnic table, fire ring and a porch. The six cottages each sleep five people in bunk beds, Also available at the state park are yurts - round, canvas and wood walled tents that have a wooden floor as well as a deck, and sleep five people in bunk beds. Each yurt also has a cook stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, table, chairs, electricity, fire ring and picnic table.

 


Todd Bird Club

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3119 Creekside Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-354-3493
www.toddbirdclub.org

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.


Tunnelview Historic Site

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Off of Tunnelton Road
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Tunnelview Historic SiteThis 16 acre site, adjacent to the Conemaugh Dam in southwestern Indiana County, contains significant remnants of transportation history.

The Tunnelview tale begins with the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. A 900' portion of canal visible at the site was part of the canal's Western division. The route extended from Pittsburgh to Johnstown, where the Allegheny Portage Railroad began. Once over the Alleghenies, passengers continued their trip to Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Constructing the canal through the rugged terrain of the Alleghenies was a monumental undertaking. Faced with steep terrain and a sharp bend in the Conemaugh River, engineer Alonzo Livermore routed the canal through Bow Ridge, the narrow strip of land within the riverbend. Once through the tunnel, the canal continued over a stone arch aqueduct across the river. This was the only site on the canal with an aqueduct and tunnel next to one another.

The Western division of the canal operated until 1852, when maintenance problems, financial insolvency, and competition from the railroads brought an end to the brief canal era in Pennsylvania. The canal tunnel was sealed off as part of the Conemaugh flood control project in 1952.

By 1864, the Pennsylvania Railroad had constructed a new tunnel and stone arch bridge here for its subsidiary, the North West Railroad. The PRR completed construction of another tunnel here in 1907, when the railroad was realigned. This realignment required the construction of a stone arch bridge which still stands. The bridge withstood the 1936 Johnstown Flood. A sign on the stone arch bridge shows the high water mark.

In 1952 the PRR realigned its trackage again, and constructed the high level iron bridge standing today. Today the bridge carries trains of the Norfolk Southern Railway. A fourth tunnel was constructed through Bow Ridge in 1989 to deliver water to a nearby hydroelectric power station.



Homer City

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Homer CityThe history of Homer City dates back to the mid 1700's, when settlers began to establish homesteads on lands previously owned by six Indian nations. The village of Homer City was laid out in 1854 by William Wilson, who named it after the ancient Greek poet, Homer. Although FMC Corporation is a major employer, there are many other businesses within the borough providing goods and services to our residents. These include a pharmacy, a bank, a grocery store, a department store, restaurants, a laundramat, barber shops, hair salons, physician's offices and other service oriented businesses, all of which are readily accessible. The Borough is a part of the Homer Center School District, with the schools being located just south of the Borough line. There is also a wide variety of residential housing available, from apartments and houses available to the general public to a senior citizen apartment complex. Homer City Borough is situated 6 miles from Indiana, 30 miles from Greensburg, 25 miles from Johnstown, and 50 miles from Pittsburgh. Homer City Electric Generating Station The Homer City Station, sitting high atop a plateau two miles south of the borough after which it is named, boasts the highest stack in the nation at 1,216 feet. The station has three generating units: two 600,000 kilowatt tandem compound turbine generators, and a third 620,000 kilowatt unit. The three units combined burn 700 tons of coal per hour - coal which is delivered by conveyers from deep mines. Coal is also trucked in from local strip mines. Transmission lines radiating from the Station, including the first extra-high-voltage line from western Pennsylvania to upstate New York, make it possible to move large amounts of power on a normal, as well as an emergency basis. This power moves to strategic points in both the PA-NJ-MD Interconnection and the NY Power Pool, two of the nation's major integrated power pools.


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Ernest

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ErnestOriginally a small coal mining town built by R&P Coal Company, it was named for Ernest Iselin, one of the owners of R&P. At one time, it had a company store which housed the post office. It also had an elementary school, a catholic school, and several mine offices including the company doctor's office. Now it is strictly residential. Many of the features that distinguished it as a coal mining town are now gone. There are, however, the old foundations of the coke ovens and the black boney that will continue to remind the residents of the once thriving town that it was.


Categories: Historical   Things To Do   Historic Towns  

Lively Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Performing Arts Center - Room 202
403 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2787
Fax: 724-357-7899
http://www.iup.edu/livelyarts

The IUP Lively ArtsIndiana University of Pennsylvania, College of Fine Arts performing artists. College of Art, Music, Theater and Dance.


Jimmy Stewart Museum

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835 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-349-6112
Fax: 724-349-6140
http://www.jimmy.org

The museum is dedicated to world renowned actor Jimmy Stewart. Located in Indiana, PA, his birthplace. Career and personal history and artifacts, 50 seat movie theatre, and Gift Shop. Winter Hours  Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.


Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County

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621 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-9600
www.hgsic.org

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County Through a broad range of activities, The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County seeks to promote a greater appreciation of Indiana County's rich heritage and a better understanding of life today. We invite you to visit the Indiana County Historical Museum, the Indiana County Memorial to the Veterans, and the Frances Helman Research Library. You can also use our website for information and educational purposes. The Society is located in the town of Indiana, our county seat. In 1938, the Society was founded as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization. The Society's purpose is to collect and preserve materials illustrative to Indiana County, its families, businesses, and organizations. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Historical Society of the Blairsville Area

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116 East Campbell Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-0580
www.blairsvillehistoric.com

Historical Society of the Blairsville AreaOperated under the auspices of the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area (HSBA), the Museum was established in 1986 through the efforts of many individuals interested in preserving and promoting local heritage. Because of the Society's efforts, Blairsville has become one of the best-documented towns in Indiana County. Open Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or by appointment


The Lannding Campground, ATV/OHV Trails, Event Center

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13531 Rte 422 Hwy E
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724 840-7664

ATV/SxS/OHV/Dirt Bike Trails Primitive Camping 40'x80' Tent for your special Event (Email for more info of your event) Message on Facebook with any questions.  https://www.facebook.com/thelannding/


Double Diamond Deer Ranch

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12211 Route 36
Clarington, PA 15828
Phone: 814-752-6334
www.thedoublediamonddeerranch.com

Double Diamond Deer Ranch Double Diamond Deer Ranch, located near Cook Forest State Park, open May thru October, 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.


White Township Recreation Complex/S&T Bank Arena

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497 East Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-2665
www.WhiteTownshipRec.org

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.


Pine Ridge Park

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998 Pine Ridge Rd
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Pine Ridge ParkAt 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.


Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

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570 Valley Brook Road
New Florence, PA 15944
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Buttermilk Falls Natural AreaThis 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.


Memorial Park

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South Sixth Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Memorial ParkAlthough 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.



Waterworks Conservation Area

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768 Waterworks Rd
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

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.


Hoodlebug Trail

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Runs from Indiana, PA to Black Lick PA
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Phone: 724-463-8636
Fax: NA
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Hoodlebug TrailAccess 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


Keystone Elk Country Alliance - Elk Country Visitor Center - Evergreen Chapter

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134 Homestead Drive
Benezette, PA 15821
Phone: 814-787-5167
www.ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com

The Visitor Center is the ideal location to see elk in their natural setting. Also available are educational exhibits, multimedia experiences, hands-on learning opportunities, horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides and a gift shop.


Blacklick Valley Natural Area

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Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

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.


Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC)

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711 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-5222
www.kovalchickcomplex.com

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, located along Wayne Avenue adjacent to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, is a one hundred forty eight thousand five hundred (148,500) square-foot facility that will offer multi-use adaptable space in the five thousand (5,000) seat Ed Fry Arena, the six hundred fifty (650) seat Christine Toretti Auditorium, the seventeen thousand (17,000) square-foot state of the art Conference Center with multiple breakout rooms, and the six thousand (6,000) square foot Corporate Training and Executive Conference Center. Included in the Conference Center is a fully equipped E-Conference Room with videoconferencing as well as teleconferencing capability.


Saltsburg Canal Park

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320 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9413
http://www.visitsaltsburg.com

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 Veterans 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.  


Indian Springs Golf and Country Club

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824 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-5131
www.indianspringspa.com

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


Hemlock Lake

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2145 Hemlock Lake Road
Glen Campbell, PA 15742
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Hemlock LakeThe 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.


Ghost Town Trail

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Runs from Black Lick, Indiana County to Ebensburg, Cambria County

Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Ghost Town TrailIn 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.


Crooked Creek Watershed Association

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P.O. Box 446
Ford City, PA 16226
Phone: 724-783-6692
http://www.crookedcreekallegheny.com/

Crooked Creek Watershed Association, established in 1981, is an all volunteer, non-profit, grass roots organization working to improve the water quality in Crooked Creek and its tributaries, preserve and enhance natural resources and habitats, and increase public awareness and education.


Evergreen Conservancy

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PO Box 0783
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-471-6020
http://www.evergreenconservancy.org

Evergreen ConservancyEvergreen 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.


Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society

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14729 Route 422 East
Strongstown, PA 15957
Phone: 814-749-9771

Strongstown Homecoming & Historical SocietyThe Strongstown Historical Society (SHS) owns and is operates from a one-room schoolhouse in the heart of Strongstown. The SHS is working toward restoring the schoolhouse and opening it as a museum. An attached hall is available for rent from April to October. For more information call 814-749-9142.


Smicksburg - An Amish Settlement

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http://www.smicksburg.net

Smicksburg - An Amish SettlementStep back into time as you travel to Northern Indiana County, home of a large Amish population which has grown to over 800 settlers since 1961. The Amish pursue a simpler lifestyle, operating farms and other businesses in ways that have changed little in the past century. Take notice of the fields being farmed with horses, and the small school houses where young children play in simple clothing as you drive through the beautiful countryside with rolling hills and gentle curves. The people are hospitable and wave as you go by, but please be careful to respect their lifestyle and take no pictures of the Amish folk. Drive slowly through the area being courteous to Amish traveling in horse-drawn buggies, and enjoy over 20 specialty shops along the way, offering country crafts, quilts, furniture, and foods. Smicksburg or "Schmicksburg," West Mahoning Township, Route 954 was founded in May of 1827 by Reverend J. George Schmick. Reverend Schmick was a Lutheran minister who purchased land from Charles Coleman. The Smicksburg Post Office opened October 1, 1830. John Kerr was the postmaster at that time. Kerr was also the blacksmith. The borough was incorporated in 1854. Before leaving the Smicksburg area, be sure to visit Windgate Winery located on Hemlock Acres Road, just off Rt. 954.?Schedule a tour of The McCormick Mansion nearby on SR 4018.


Country Junction Restaurant

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81 Eileen Drive
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-0152
www.smicksburg.net

Located in the heart of Smicksburg Amish community, they offer home-style meals, as well as, homemade breads, soups, and desserts.


John G. Schmick Heritage Center

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59 East Kittanning Street
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-8083

John G. Schmick Heritage CenterLocated in the heart of the Amish community of Smicksburg this museum is situated in a converted house which contains a wealth of historic memorabilia from the surrounding area. *****We will be closed from December 15th through the middle of April.


Yellow Creek Rental and Supply, LLC

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170 PA 259
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724 403-2229

Boat Rentals at Yellow Creek State Park. We rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and pedal boats all on beautiful Yellow Creek Lake. We also sell concessions like snacks, cold drinks and ice cream.        


Indiana Arts Council of PA

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P.O. Box 563
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-2787
http://www.indianaartscouncil.org

Promote Indiana County Artists and Art events. Provide a resource center for artists for grant research, job searches, and collaboration projects. Work with area organizations and businesses to bring art in public spaces.      


Little Mahoning Creek Pottery

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87 Clarion Street
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-8960
www.NancySmeltzer.Etsy.com

Little Mahoning Creek PotteryMaking wood and salt fire pottery - Functional and food safe for the home and garden. Studio Potter - Hours by appointment


Indiana County Potters Tour

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841 Reams Rd
Indiana , PA 15701
Phone: 724 541-3205
www.potterstour.com

Indiana Potters' AssociationAs you drive the scenic back roads in western PA, you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties. For over 14 years now, these potters coordinate a tour that is held the third weekend in October. They clean up their studios, wash the clay off their hands, proudly put their work on display, and warmly invite the public to visit their workplace and to learn about the life of a potter and what inspires their work.  The tour is self-guided. Using the map and information on this website you can define your own trip and set your own pace. Feel free to call any of the phone numbers listed for more information or if you wish to visit other than the tour times. This time of year is often peak for the fall colors making the drive in the country a photographic trip. Some of the studios may be demonstrating various activities of making pots.


Gregg Van Horn's Christmas Tree Farm

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5601 Highway 954 North
Creekside, PA 15732
Phone: 724-388-8572

Gregg VanHorn's Christmas Tree FarmFind your perfect Christmas tree from the field of this Christmas tree farm or in a lot filled with freshly-cut trees. Holiday wreaths are also available.


Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers' Association

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5601 Highway 954 North
Creekside, PA 15732
Phone: 724-463-8201
www.christmastreecapital.com

Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers AssociationThe Association is comprised of local tree growers dedicated to the promotion of Christmas tree farming in Indiana County. During the holiday season, these farmers open up their fields and precut tree lots for visitors to choose their Christmas trees.


Indiana County Farmers' Market

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P.O. Box 714
Indiana, PA 15701
indianafarmmarket.blogspot.com

Looking to buy direct from the farmer? The Indiana County Farmers' Market is a producer-only market offering fresh local vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, honey, flowers and more! Markets are held Wednesday and Saturday in Indiana, check out the blogspot or Facebook page for more details.


A Lil Bit of Country

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3271 Rt. 119 Hwy S
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724 464-7846
www.facebook.com/aLilBitofCountry/

Handmade primitive and country crafts. We make things out of old materials. We have all things you need to make your home a comfy, cozy place. Items: wreaths, furniture, candles, curtains, rugs, quilts, pillows, lanterns, flags and much, much more


Raspberry Acres Winery

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250 Clawson Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-0611
Fax: 724-726-9125
www.facebook.com/Raspberry-Acres-Winery-198042693584002/

Raspberry Acres WineryA small winery producing berry and grape wines. Located in a country setting, with small lake for enjoyment while sitting on the patio enjoying a glass of wine. Hours are on Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Our wines have won many awards.


7th St. Marketry

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672 Philadelphia St.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 801-8208

7th St Marketry is a local Hand Made, Artisan Market, Espresso & Bakery Bar featuring some of the areas finest artists, crafters, and antiques collectors. We serve up locally roasted coffee, and handmade brews, with freshly baked tasty treats, (such as Indiana’s Original Capital Roll) for in house or to go. Need a sweet treat for an event or party? We’ll do the baking for you! Open Art Studio and workshops are held weekly and monthly. Check out website, and our social media for updates. If you are looking for a unique gift not found anywhere else in town, would love to have some fun out at one of our open studios or workshops, maybe just sit a spell over a nice beverage and treat; we are that place! We love our community, and jump in to support the efforts made to bring wonderful events and fun activities to you whenever we can. We are a hometown hospitality location.


Indi-Anna Chorus of Sweet Adelines International

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339 Anderson Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 717-3350
http://www.indi-AnnaChorus.com

The Indi-Anna Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. The Indi-Anna Chorus has been a part of Indiana County for over 45 years. The chorus offers its services of harmony to the community by way of providing that special musical touch for community events, parties and gatherings. We also perform Singing Valentines and Telegrams year round for any occasion. The Indi-Anna Chorus is a membership organization of 23,000 female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun! As one of the largest associations of women singers on earth, Sweet Adelines continues to positively impact women's lives and helps them find their voices, build confidence, enhance their vocal abilities, improve leadership and management qualities, and create a lifelong support system of sisterhood and friendship. And we are always looking for new Sisters in Harmony. The chorus rehearses each Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9: 00 PM at Indiana Church of the Brethren, 905 McKnight Rd, Indiana (across from Rustic Lodge). For more information about us or hiring us visit our website www.Indi-AnnaChorus.com?and Come Join Our Fun!


Indiana Players, Inc.

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The Philadelphia Street Playhouse
725 Philadelphia Street
Indiana,, PA 15701
Phone: 724-464-0725
www.indianaplayers.com

Indiana Players, Inc., is a non-profit community theater group located in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Since the first show in 1977 (Harvey), the Indiana Players has continued to offer Western Pennsylvania audiences the best of dramas, mysteries, comedies, and musicals. Stressing community involvement, the Indiana Players strongly encourage anyone with an interest in theater to join or get involved with a show.


Main Line Canal Greenway

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1421 - 1427 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 814-940-1922
www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org

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. The trail not only serves as a physical connector, but also connects people to the unique land that resides within it. Whether this is traveling on the many unique trails by bike, or if you’re in the mood to observe the landscapes by water. No matter what adventure you are looking for, there is something that can be found to satisfy.  


Noble Stein Brewing Company

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1170 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-801-8087
www.noblesteinbrewingcompany.com

Noble Stein Brewing Company is located in Indiana, PA. At Noble Stein, we strive to bring our patrons the freshest beverages from the finest quality ingredients. Whatever your journey, your thirst will undoubtedly be quenched with our stylistically diverse beer offerings. The founders were born and raised in Indiana, so we developed many relationships over the years growing up in this wonderful town. Whether your're coming from near or far we know at Noble Stein Brewing Company, you'll feel right at home. Good beer, great people, and an atmosphere to write home about are just a few of the things you'll experience. So grab a pint and pull up a chair - we're confident the only thing you'll leave with is anticipation for your next visit. We look forward to sharing a pint with you soon - Cheers. We've always got something brewing. Visit our website: www.noblesteinbeer.com to stay current on all happenings or check us out on Facebook: Noble Stein Brewing Company


Country Winery and Vineyard

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323 McConnell Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-422-9577
www.CountryWineryAndVineyards.Weebly.com

Country Winery and Vineyard is located in a beautiful country setting with a southwestern theme that offers nine selections of wine, featuring a tasting bar for sampling. Purchase some chilled wine and enjoy the outdoors. Hours of Operation: Friday & Saturday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Market Street Pastries

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44 East Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-5511
www.marketstreetpastries.com

Market Street Pastries is a bakery featuring fine pastries and artisan breads. All of our items are made entirely from scratch, baked fresh daily on premises using the highest quality ingredients. We also serve espresso roasted locally by Commonplace Coffee. The bakery is located in a completely restored historic building, formerly home to Brizzi’s Candy and Nut Shop, on the main street of the quaint small town of Blairsville. We offer a comfortable seating area, a book nook, a terrific music playlist as well as complimentary wi-fi.


Categories: Things To Do   Restaurants   Dining  

Woody Lodge Winery - Smicksburg Location

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57 Eileen Dr.
Located inside Our Twist of Country
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814 660-0027
www/woodylodgewinery.com

Stop in and sample our award winning wines. You can also enjoy a glass in our relaxed atmosphere and purchase bottles to take home to enjoy with family and friends. We also offer a variety of home wine and brew kits and supplies. Store Hours: April 1-Dec 31/Monday & Tuesday 10 AM-2 PM; Wed -Sat 10 AM - 5 PM Jan 1-March 31 Sunday-Tuesday Closed; Wed -Friday 11 AM - 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM


Friends of White's Woods

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PO Box 1271
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 465-4631
www.friendsofwhiteswoods.org

Dedicated to preserving White's Woods Nature Center as a natural, undeveloped woodlands for hiking and biking.


Indiana's Historic Sixth Street Walking Tour

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http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paicgs/img/walking.pdf

Located in downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania, is historical Sixth Street. This walking tour takes visitors past 15 notable buildings all located within a four-block area. The tour features a Federal style structure house dating back to 1823, an eclectic, two-story brick house that merges two popular styles: Second Empire and Italian Villa. A stone, Gothic Revival church boasts weatherings, buttresses, and large pointed stained glass windows with tracery. Several of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including The Old Indiana County Courthouse, with a clock tower and the Silas M. Clark House characterized by the use of S-brackets, a low pitched gable roof, a bay window, round-headed windows, and a tall, square tower.



Iselin

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Venture east on Rt. 286 through Clarksburg to Rt. 3021 into Iselin, a mining town built by Pittsburgh Gas & Coal Co. in 1903. There you will see houses, a mine office, doctor's office, and a company store from the coal mining era remaining since the shutdown in 1934.


Categories: Historical   Things To Do   Historic Towns  

Indiana Art Association

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732 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-762-8411

The purpose of the Indiana Art Association is to promote interest, appreciation, and participation in the arts. We aim to stimulate the artistic growth and development of our members as individual artists through encouragement, education, exhibits of work, and exchange of ideas. It is our desire to motivate public interest in the arts and function as aesthetically wise consumers and citizens ourselves.    


Blairsville Riverfront Trail

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Blairsville, PA 15717
www.indianacountyparks.org/trails/brt/brtdirmap.htm

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.


Covered Bridge Driving Tour

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http://www.indianacountyparks.org/downloads/covered-bridges/coveredbridgesbrochure.pdf

Indiana County is home to four covered bridges constructed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  The four bridges are Harmon, Trusal, Kintersburg and Thomas. A covered bridge driving map is available by clicking the above link.  


Homer-Center Historical Society

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Caboose-Museum North Main Street
Floodway Park
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-549-4251
www.facebook.com/Homer-Center-Historical-Society-551283818381300

The Homer-Center Historical Society displays heritage artifacts of the Homer City area in a refurbished caboose. Stroll through the museum, examining interesting artifacts to learn more about the the history of the Homer-Center area. Hours are seasonal.


Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer

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1570 Oakland Ave. Ste. 100
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 471-2656
www.facebook.com/CricketWireless1570OaklandAve

With Cricket, you can pick a cell phone plan to fit your lifestyle.  Cricket offers unlimited talk, text and data access, and no annual contract for cell phone service.  Also we have huge range of cell phone accessories.  Stop by our Indiana store today.

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM  


Categories: Retail   Shopping   Things To Do   Indiana Living  

Potters Tour

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Phone: 724-286-9555
http://www.potterstour.com

In the fall, the potters of Indiana County clean up their studios, wash the clay off their hands, and proudly display their work, and invite the public to drive the scenic back roads of Western PA on this self-guided Potter's Tour. The tour is held the third weekend in October every year.This time of year is often peak for the fall colors making the drive in the country a photographic trip.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

Taste & Tour Downtown Indiana

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Downtown Indiana
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-6110
www.downtownindiana.org

The Taste & Tour is a walking tour of some of Indiana's favorite downtown restaurants and those located outside of downtown can be found at IRMC Park N. 7th Street for the evening.


GC Country Store, LLC

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815 Rock Run Road
Glen Campbell, PA 15742
Phone: 814 845-7390
Fax: 814 845-2395
www.gccountrystore.com

We have country furniture, primitive decor & outdoor polywood furniture.? We're nestled in the country and give tourists a taste of the country life. We're open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


Silver Canoe Campground

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140 Silver Canoe Campground Lane
Rural Valley, PA 16249
Phone: 724-783-6000
Fax: 724-783-2171
www.silvercanoecampground.com

Come Have Fun With US! 38 acre serene wooded campground located on the upper end of Keystone Lake. Planned activities. Private lake with plenty of great fishing, paddle boat and canoe rentals. Open year round! Cabin and trailer rentals available. Silver Canoe Campground


Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Inc.

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123 N. Carpenter Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 840-3002
naffinc.org

  Naff Inc. celebrates the history and cultural traditions of residents from the Northern Appalachian region. It sponsors an annual festival that features music, arts and crafts, food, workshops, children's activities and storytelling.


The Rustique Log Cabin & Black Dog Wine Company

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115 Sandy Flat Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: 724-545-7549
www.therustiquelogcabin.com

Antique, Primitive, Hand Crafted, Farmhouse Decor, Wine & More.   A Little Bit of Old & A Little Bit of New! Wine tasting available with our selection of Black Dog Wine. Hours: Wed-Thur-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 7 miles East of Kittanning & 18 miles West of  Indiana on Rt 422 - Next to Altmeyer's Trailer Sales!    


Categories: Antiques   Shopping   Things To Do  

Blue Spruce Park

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1128 Blue Spruce Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

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.


Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum/Saltsburg Area Historical Society

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105 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9003
rebeccabhaddenshm.com

The Saltsburg Area Historical Society acquired this old stone house, built in 1830, and established it as a well-documented museum of local history, including period furnishings, artifacts, and historical records of the surrounding region. Expertly developed displays tell the story of the canal era, the local salt, glass, and coal industries, and about collections of pottery, Indian arrowheads, blacksmiths tools, military items and memorabilia, and local residents who served as doctors, editors and educators, and inventors.new feature display is developed each year for Saltsburg's Canal Days celebration at the beginning of June.??There is also a well-maintained and labeled Victorian-style public garden, planted and tended by the Saltsburg Herbal Society, that adds an interesting and beautiful outdoor experience for museum tours.??The Stone House Museum is open every Wednesday throughout the year, except on holidays, from 10a.m - 2p.m., on Sunday afternoons from 1p.m. - 5p.m. during the months of May through October, and other times by appointment. Saltsburg Historical Society/Rebecca Hadden Stone House


Derry Township Agricultural Fair Association

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P.O. Box 261
New Derry, PA 15671
Phone: 724-989-5022
www.derrytwpagfair.com

Fair in July that offers agricultural and horticulture displays along with entertainment and kids activities.


Dimaio's Fire Food N Fun

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1506 Oakland Ave
Regency Mall Lot
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 717 6535
Fax: 724 717-6756

Specialty grilling & cooking supply store.  Areas largest selection of grills, smokers, special unique rubs & sauces along with kitchen and cooking gadgets, cast iron cookware and crocks.  


Harmon Bridge

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Harmon BridgeHarmon Bridge, which was built in 1910 at a cost of $525, is 45 feet long and was named after Civil War veteran J.S. Harmon. Built by John R. Carnahan, Harmon Bridge is constructed with town lattice trusses. It is considered a companion bridge to Trusal Bridge and is located on the south branch of Plum Creek just off Five Points Road.


Kintersburg Bridge

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Kintersburg BridgeKintersburg Bridge was built in 1877 and named for Isaac Kinter, a local shopkeeper. J.S. Fleming erected the bridge over Crooked Creek at a cost of $893. The Kintersburg Bridge is the only Howe truss bridge in Indiana County and one of only five Howe truss bridges remaining in the state of Pennsylvania. It is 68 feet long.


Thomas Bridge

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Thomas BridgeThe Thomas Bridge was built in 1879 at a cost of $545 and completely reconstructed in 1998 at a cost of slightly more than $1 million dollars. Amos Thomas built the original bridge, which is the longest of the Indiana County covered bridges at a length of 75 feet. The original bridge was constructed with town lattice trusses. The Thomas Bridge crosses over Crooked Creek near Yarnick's Farm Market. The bridge was also known as Thomas Ford Bridge - prior to the construction of the bridge, there was a fording stream crossing at this location. When the railroad was constructed in this area in the early 1900's the bridge was also known as Thomas Station Bridge.


Trusal Bridge

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Trusal BridgeThe oldest of Indiana County's covered bridges is the Trusal Bridge, built in 1870 (also known as Dice's Bridge). At 41 feet long, the Trusal Bridge is the shortest of Indiana County's covered bridges. It was named after Robert Trusal, a nearby property owner. It is considered a companion bridge to Harmon Bridge and is located on the south branch of Plum Creek just off Five Points Road. Trusal Bridge is located about one-half mile downstream of the Harmon Bridge.


John B. McCormick House

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West of Georgeville Off Route 210 Near Smicksburg


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Old Indiana County Courthouse

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601 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Western Division of Pennsylvania Canal

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Saltsburg, PA 15681

One of the sites listed on the 24 National Register of Historic Places.


Old Indiana County Jail and Sheriff's Office

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Behind old Court House
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Blairsville Armory

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119 North Walnut Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


James Mitchell House

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57 South Sixth Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Silas M. Clark House

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200 South Sixth Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Indiana Armory

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621 Wayne Avenue (directly behind Clark House)
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


IUP John Sutton Hall

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On IUP Campus
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


West Wheatfield Township Bridge

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West Wheatfield Township, over Richards Run near Robinson


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Graff's Market

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27 North Sixth Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of the 24 National Register of historic places.


IUP Breezedale

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Located On IUP Campus


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Indiana Passenger Station

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1125 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Commodore Historic District

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Roughly bounded by PA Route 286, Vanderbilt Avenue, Musser Street and Fisher Avenue


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


George Diehl Homestead

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on Diehl Road, off Route 422 East of Indiana


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Downtown Indiana Historic District

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Roughly bounded by Water Street, Seventh Street, Sixth Street, and Wayne Avenue


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Indiana Borough 1912 Municipal Building

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39 North Seventh Street
Indiana, PA 15701

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Saltsburg Historical District

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Roughly from Plum and Walnut Alleys over to the Kiskiminetas River


One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Eliza Iron Furnace

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Vintondale, PA 15961
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org/parks/ef/ef.html

The Eliza Iron FurnaceThe Eliza Furnace is a National Register site regarded as one of Pennsylvania's best preserved iron furnaces. Dating from 1846 the Eliza Furnace is one of only a few iron furnaces remaining in the United States which still retains its original heat exchanger piping. The two-acre site is leased to Indiana County by the Cambria County Historical Society. Eliza Furnace was constructed in 1845 and 1846. At its peak, the furnace employed over 90 people and utilzed 45 mules to produce about 1,080 tons of iron a year. The furnace was not a financial success, and operated only three years. Difficulties in transporting iron by teams of horses to Ninevah on the Pennsylvania Canal, poor-quality local ore, and a significant drop in iron prices sealed the furnace's fate. Despite its early closing, Eliza Furnace helped bring the industrial revolution to the Blacklick Valley. A detailed history of the furnace is available here in PDF format. Additional information about Eliza Furnace and other iron furnaces in Pennsylvania can be found at the Industrial Archeology and PA Iron Furnace Sourcebook websites.


St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Rectory

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38 West Campbell Street
Blarisville, PA 15717

One of Indiana County's sites on the National Register of Historic Places.


Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center

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132 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville, P 15717
Phone: 724-459-7191 Ext 111
Fax: 724-459-7054
www.chestnutridgeresort.com

Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference CenterChestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center is located in the foothills of the Laurel Mountains just 45 miles east of Pittsburgh. Our Resort includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, three beautiful banquet facilities and the 37 Grille Restaurant & Spike Bar. Our property also includes a Hampton Inn & Suites for overnight stays and weekend getaways. This public Resort offers a country club atmosphere with great service, delicious food and spectacular amenities. Discover Chestnut Ridge Resort today!


Clymer Light Up Night

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Downtown Clymer
Clymer, PA 15728
Phone: 724-254-4710

Clymer Light-Up Night usually takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving. Following the tree lighting, Santa will arrive on the Fire Truck with treats for all the children. For more information or details visit our calendar of events listing.


IUP Spring Commencement

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Indiana, PA 15705
www.iup.edu

Graduation will take place. This event typically takes place in the month of May. For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Youth Arts Celebration

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Indiana Arts Council
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-2787

  • To provide community exposure for the work of art, music, drama and literary art students in grades K-12
  • To engage young people in new learning opportunities which will increase their interest in the arts and in their schools
  • To create a partnerships between the schools and the Indiana Arts Council, including teachers and administrators
  • To enhance the awareness of the benefits of art education for young people
  • To develop and enhanced appreciation of the arts in the community
 


St. Andrew's Village Summerfest Celebration

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1155 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-464-1600
www.standrewsvillage.org

There will be a live outdoor concert, picnic food, kettle corn, a classic and antique car cruise, antique tractor display, craft booths and a basket raffle.  The public is invited.  Bring your lawn chairs.


Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

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201 N. Findley Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Phone: 814-938-1000
Fax: 814-938-8830
www.weatherdiscovery.org

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, where the science and folklore of weather come alive with fun interactive exhibits, a theater and a gift shop in an historic building! Visit www.weatherdiscovery.org for hours, admission, and directions.  


IUP Homecoming

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Indiana, PA 15705
www.iup.edu

This is an annual event, which includes a parade, Football Game and many events for IUP Alumni. This event typically takes place in the month of October.  For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

Smicksburg Cookie Tour

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Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-0192
www.smicksburg.net

Visit each of the participating shops and sample the delicious treats! Many of the Smicksburg shops will have a different variety of cookie to sample.


Tinsel Time

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Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-549-2295

The Evergreen Garden Club invites you to Tinsel Time held at the Rustic Lodge. Boutique shopping, delicious luncheon, holiday designs, entertainment, Santa's surprise, raffles and door prizes. Purchase tickets in advance from Evergreen Garden Club  This event typically takes place in the month of December.  For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Ungrapeful Winery

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638 Turner Drive
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-675-8122
Fax: 724-675-8122
www.UngrapefulWinery.com

Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12 am-6 pm Friday and Saturday: 12 am-9 pm Call for private happy hours and special event pricing.


Heilwood

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www.heilwood.com

Beginning as early as 1899, a coal broker from Williamsport by way of Philadelphia began buying coal lands in and around Indiana County.  By 1904, John Heisley Weaver, the coal broker would begin construction of his ‘model town’ to be called ‘Heilwood’.  The name of the town was probably a corruption of this own nick name ‘Heil’ and another coal mining town in West Virginia.  Although he would sell all his holdings, including the town of Heilwood in 1906, the foundation of the town had been laid out for the purchasing company, The Penn Mary Coal Company.  Within 6 years, the town would have almost 400 houses; a hospital; a dairy; a company store / post office; churches; schools; a town hall with bowling alleys / barber shop.  The near by mines would employ almost 1,000 workers at their peak. The town could be proud of its heritage as having: the first building in Indiana County erected solely as a hospital-1909; the organization of the first Boy Scout Troop in Indiana County-1911; and having the first American Legion Post formed in Indiana County following World War II-1946.


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Hampton Inn and Suites Blairsville at Chestnut Ridge Resort

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62 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724 459-5920

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. Watch a video to learn more!  


Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire

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Dillweed Bed & Breakfast
7453 Route 403 Highway South
Dilltown, PA 15929
Phone: 814-446-6465
http://www.dillweedinc.com

An Annual Herb Extravaganza! Free Admission! Vendors, artisans, area growers, demonstrations, FOOD and more!  


Punxsutawney Region AACA Car Show

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Main Street
Marion Center, PA 15759
Phone: 724-479-9345

Annual car show held at the Marion Center Community Park in Marion Center. Food, door prizes, entertainment and a lot of fun. This event typically takes place in the month of September. For more information or details about this event visit our calendar of events listing.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

Ox Hill Fair

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1576 Ox Hill Road
Home, PA 15747
Phone: 412-651-2166
www.oxhillfair.com

Always the week of Labor Day. This community fair features an array of events including tractor pulls, ATV racing, demolition derby, horse judging as well as carnival rides, food, entertainment and agricultural displays.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

Old Smicksburg Park

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179 E. Kittanning St
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

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.


Disobedient Spirits

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30 South Main Street
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-915-8124
www.disobedientspirits.com

  Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients possible! Come hang out and enjoy billiards, darts, cornhole, giant Jenga, and other bar games!

Wednesday 12pm–9pm

Thursday - Saturday 12pm–11pm

*Cocktail Bar opens after 4pm, bottle sales only before*

 


Glen Campbell

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Glen Campbell, the first coal town in Indiana County, was founded in 1889. It was named for Cornelius Campbell, the first superintendent of the Glenwood Coal Company, the enterprise which initiated mining operations in the area. The town experienced immediate growth and soon a number of coal companies were operating in and around the community. In 1894, just five years after its inception, Glen Campbell was incorporated as a borough. The town quickly became the service, business, and shopping center for a number of smaller mining communities that sprang up in northern Indiana County. By 1900 Glen Campbell was the third largest town in Indiana County. It also had the distinction of being the county's fastest growing community. In fact, residents of the community felt it was feasible, with such growth , that eventually the county seat would have to be moved to Glen Campbell. The town was serviced by both the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. In addition to coal mining, there were a number of lumber mills. In 1905 the Giant Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company opened operations in Glen Campbell. The company provided electricity to communities in northern Indiana and southern Clearfield counties. Other industries included a brickyard which was established on the Cush Creek, a stream that flows through the community, and a cooper's shop which manufactured barrels. Later a battery factory was opened. There also were plans for the construction of a foundry and a furniture factory. At its height of prosperity, the town had approximately 60 businesses. There was an opera house and a nickelodeon. The community boasted its own school system, which included a high school. There were a number of dentists and doctors. One doctor even operated an infirmary for the miners. The borough had its own bank, the First National Bank of Glen Campbell. A number of newspapers were published in the town and many social organizations sprang up. Unfortunately, the bubble burst. Labor unrest, the decline in coal output, the depletion of the timber stocks, and a number of disastrous fires left Glen Campbell in a serious financial dilemma. The Great Depression of the 1930's dealt the town its final and most crippling blow. The bank was forced to close permanently and a number of businesses either folded or moved elsewhere. The community never recovered from the trauma and continued its spiraling decline. Although its heyday has long since passed, the town still has the capability of attracting notoriety. It received national attention in 1971 when Glen Campbell, the country music singer, made a surprise visit. The trip was featured in a TV Guide article later that year. Although no longer the size it once was, Glen Campbell continues to function in its own right. The town's fire company provides fire protection to a number of communities in the area. Its three churches (Methodist, Baptist, and Roman Catholic) all have active congregations. Social organizations include the American Legion and the Glen Campbell Fireman's Auxiliary. The town's post office still provides rural services to a large area surrounding the borough. There are a number of businesses, including some which are coal related, that call Glen Campbell home.


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Commodore

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Founded in 1919 by the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corp., Commodore was a model mining town. Settlers here had the privilege of living in one of the few towns with sewage and running water - very advanced for the early 1900's. Today you can still see some of the buildings crafted of concrete blocks that were produced in town. The village of Commodore has been declared eligible for the inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Armagh

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ArmaghArmagh Borough is located in East Wheatfield Township Route 22. Eight families led by James and Margaret Jane Graham from the Counties of Armagh, Antrim, and Ulster arrived in the area in August 1792. Margaret Jane married Mr. Graham after the death of her first husband Lord William Parker. Mr. Graham was the caretaker of Lord Parker's estate. James and Margaret left to escape social pressures against their marriage. In 1880, Joseph McCartney surveyed the town. On October 2, 1804 Armagh had mail service. In June 1805 Armagh Borough established the first Post Office in Indiana County. Thomas Kerr was the postmaster. On April 10, 1834 by Act of General Assembly, Armagh was chartered as a borough. The name means "the field on a hill."


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Blairsville

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http://www.blairsvillepa.net/

BlairsvilleFounded in 1818 at the junction of the Northern Turnpike and the Conemaugh River, the town prospered with the completion of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. A slackwater pool allowed access from the canal basin at Bairdstown to docks, warehouses, and boatyards at Blairsville. Local industries, including foundries, coal mines, and salt works, thrived with the advent of this cheap and reliable means of transportation. The first branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad existing in Indiana County was built in Blairsville in 1851. In 1860, the Western Pennsylvania Railroad was organized and headquartered here, creating an important rail center in Indiana County. Notable sites remaining in Blairsville include the National Guard Armory (1909) at 199 N. Walnut Street; St. Peter's Episcopal Church (1830) on West Campbell Street; the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (1893), now a financial institution on E. Market Street; and the old Pennsylvania Railroad freight house (1907) behind the old depot. Visit the museum operated by the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell Street, to travel back to these significant days in our transportation heritage. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. For more information call 724-459-0580.


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Clymer

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ClymerTravel through history and notice that not only the town, but also several streets are named for signers of the Declaration of Independence. The town was founded in 1905 and named in honor of George Clymer, who was also a signer of the Constitution of the United States. Notable sites include the Dillen Boarding House (1905), now a private residence on Hancock Street, probably the first place of business in Clymer; the Streetcar Station (1908) on South Sixth Street, which provided service to the Indiana area until 1927; and a Mine Disaster plaque in front of the Clymer Borough Building on South Sixth Street, commemorating the terrible explosion at Sample Run Mine in 1926 that took the lives of 44 mine workers. Clymer Borough is located in Cherryhill Township at the intersection of Routes 286 and 403. The Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corporation and affiliated coal companies formed it. The Indiana County Gazette, on April 13, 1904 reported a company was organized "last night" at a meeting in Indiana by Messrs, Rembrandt and Frank Peale, New York; C.C. Springer, Boston; J.L. Mitchell, Philadelphia; Harry and J.O. Clark, Glen Campbell; E.H. Ellsworth, Superintendent Arcadia Coal Company; and M.C. Watson, Indiana. The group owned 10,000 acres of coal land on Two Lick Creek. "Opening will be made and a town will be laid out." The first sale of lots was held on October 11 and 12, 1905. Clymer Borough was named at the suggestion of John S. Fisher in honor of George Clymer, a signer of the Declaratoin of Independence and Constitution of the United States. A hundred years before, George Clymer had donated land in Indiana for the County seat. The main street was named Franklin Street in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Many of the other streets were named for other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Clymer was planned as an opened town contrary to other company owned mining towns. Clymer grew to be the largest coal-mining town in Indiana County. The Post Office was opened in February 8, 1906 and J. Ward Houck was the postmaster. The borough was incorporated February 29, 1908.


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Cherry Tree

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Cherry TreeCherry Tree borough wasn't inhabited until 1822. It was originally known as Canoe Place which was where canoe travel on the Susquehanna West Branch ended as noted on Schull's map of 1770 and on the Warrant Survey A63-263, surveyed by William P. Brady for John Nicholson on August 23, 1794. Cherry Tree has always been known for several names applicable in one way or another including, Bardville, Campville, Grant, Newman Mill, New Lancaster and Canoe Place In 1833, Peter Newman purchased a gristmill which had been erected in 1826 or 1827 by William Sebring. He named the village Newman's Mill and was the first postmaster of Newman's Mill when it opened on January 3, 1842. On November 10, 1864, the name was changed to Grant P.O. until 1907. Thereafter to the present it has been known as Cherry Tree. Cherry Tree Borough was incorporated April 30, 1855 by Act of General Assembly from parts of Cambria, Clearfield, and Indiana Counties. It was named after a large wild cherry tree, which stands at the spot now marked by a large monument erected by the state in 1894. The monument also marked the corner of the property purchase of Indian lands at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix at Rome, NY, November 5, 1768. In June of 1905, the rails of New York Central (NYC) and PA Railroads were interconnected at Cherry Tree and the two began jointly to construct a new and unique railroad 22.25 miles to Clymer and Dixonville terminating at Sample Run and La Rayne. Each railroad operated its own rolling stock. PA Railroad and NYC began passenger service on April 1, 1907. NYC later ended its passenger service in February 1933 and PA Railroad ended their passenger service on October 4, 1947. Cherry Tree also had a male and female college, which was incorporated by Act of the General Assembly on April 14, 1868. It is said the school opened in 1870 but the venture was unsuccessful and ceased in 1874. Keywords: cherry tree borough wasn't inhabited until 1822. it was originally known as canoe place which was where canoe travel on the Susquehanna west branch ended as noted on schull's map of 1770 but the venture was unseccesful and ceased in 1874.


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Groundhog Day Celebration

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Downtown Punxsutawney
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Phone: 814-938-7700
http://www.groundhog.org

Come to Punxsutawney for some mid-winter fun with world famous prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil! Don't miss the hayride town tours, kids' craft corner, annual chili and wing cook off all leading to the wee hours of the morning when Phil makes his forecast. This event typically takes place in February.  For more information or details about this event please visit our calendar of events listing.


Conemaugh Valley Conservancy

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PO Box 218
Johnstown, PA 15907-0218
conemaughvalleyconservancy.org

Join Conemaugh Valley Conservancy (CVC) in our mission to protect and restore the health and beauty of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Valley and to strengthen the connection between the land and it's people. With your help, we're breathing new life into forgotten railroads and neglected streams and rivers throughout South Western Pennsylvania. 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.


Marion Center

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In September 1841, John Park, the landowner of "Marion," laid out the Village of "Marion." On September 1, 1841, the Indiana Register stated that "Marion will offer lots for sale September 21, 1841." John Park chose the name "Marion" in honor of the Revolutionary hero General Francis Marion. The Post Office was named the Brady Post Office, which opened January 12, 1858 and John. C. Rochester was the postmaster. "Marion" was incorporated into a borough in June 1869. The Brady Post Office was the Post Office for "Marion" until December 26, 1890 when the names of the town "Marion" and the Brady Post Office were changed to Marion Center.


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Saltsburg – Canal Town, Trail Town, and River Recreation Area

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Southwest Gateway Town to Indiana County
Located on Route 286, southwest of Indiana, PA

http://www.visitsaltsburg.com

Saltsburg was founded by Andrew Boggs in 1816.  It was named for the early salt industry established along the Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas Rivers.  From 1829 through 1864, Saltsburg was an important stop along the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.  The canal running through Saltsburg connected the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, serving as a major route for transporting both goods and passengers.  Today the Saltsburg Canal Park preserves this historic area and educates visitors about the rich heritage of the town during the Canal Period. Recently, Saltsburg was designated as a Trail Town by the Greensburg Progress Fund and serves as a hub for the West Penn and Westmoreland Heritage Trails.  From Saltsburg, bikers and hikers can travel east on the West Penn Trail toward the towns of White Station, Tunnelton, and Blairsville including a stop at the Conemaugh Dam Recreation Area, or a short distance north toward the neighboring town of Avonmore.  Also, trail users can take the Westmoreland Heritage Trail going west toward Slickville and then on to Delmont.  This totals an approximate distance of 20.5  miles for trail enthusiasts. Situated along the Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas Rivers, Saltsburg offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking.  In addition, it is an access point on the Kiski-Conemaugh Water trail that ends at Freeport, offering 28 miles of river travel and recreation.


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Shelocta

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Shelocta Borough, Armstrong Township, was formerly Sharp's Mills in 1822. Thomas and Joseph Sharp erected a house, saw mill, and gristmill. The Sharp's Mill Post Office was established March 9, 1829. James Thompson, Jr. was the postmaster. The Post Office closed January 15, 1830 and reopened September 23, 1830. But only to close again on Jully 22, 1831. In 1835, Abner Kelly laid out village lots, which were offered for sale May 20, 1835. The Shelocta Post Office opened November 1, 1837 and Daniel Metzker was the postmaster. The name Shelocta was taken for the Iroquois Indian language meaning "Shainee Cabin."


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Downtown Indiana, Inc

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9 North 9th St
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-6110
Fax: 724-463-1293
http://www.downtownindiana.org

Downtown Indiana, IncWalk, shop, dine, enjoy festivals and parades! Downtown Indiana works to have a broadly supported and coordinated development plan for the heart of the community by addressing economic development, land use, infrastructure, health, education, culture, recreation, historic preservation, tourism, safety and quality of life issues in order to form a vibrant and healthy heart by the community.


Chestnut Ridge Golf Course / Tom's Run Golf Course

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132 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville,, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-7180 Ext 121
http://www.chestnutridgeresort.com

Chestnut Ridge / Tom's Run Golf CoursesEnjoy 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.


Lucy Rae Gifts & More

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682 Philadelphia St.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 465-5829
www.facebook.com/lucyraegifts

At Lucy Rae Gifts & More you'll find the latest trends in women's fashion, jewelry, and accessories.  We also have a carefully-curated selection of home goods, baby items, and unique gifts.  Lucy Rae is famly-owned and operated and proud to be a part of the downtown Indiana business district. Hours:  10:00 Am - 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday  


Frye's Antique Mall

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860 Route 110 Hwy
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-349-4001
www.facebook.com/fryesantiquemall/

Frye's Antiques has been a long-standing business in Indiana County. The business has been in operation over 26 years. (Formally Denise's Antique Mall) We are the oldest Antique Co-op Mall in the area. Joe Frye, Sr. was involved with antiques for more than 40 years. We are a 25-plus dealer CO-OP with a wide variety of quality merchandise and prices to satisfy everyone's needs. 2 full floors in quality antiques, primitives, collectibles, primitive-handcrafted items, custom-made pottery, furniture, glassware, linens, vintage, retro, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, tools, advertising collectibles and many cherished finds. We no longer sell consignment items.


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IUP University Museum

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John Sutton Hall
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2397
www.iup.edu/museum/

Indiana University MuseumThe University Museum is located in John Sutton Hall, a beautifully restored and nationally registered historic landmark built in 1875. The mission of the Museum is to bring the material history and arts of the region together in an environment that encourages exploration, dialogue and enjoyment. This mandate is based on the belief that art and history are unbounded and essential to our understanding of who we were, who we are and who we want to be.


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Flower Gallery/Balloons of Indiana

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635 Church St.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 349-5040
flowergalleryindianapa.com

Flowers and Balloons for all occasions   Business hours:   M-F      8AM – 5PM Sat.      9AM – 2PM Sunday Closed


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Woody Lodge Winery

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622 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 403-3168
www.woodylodgewinery.com

Stop in and sample our award winning wines. You can also enjoy a glass in our relaxed atmosphere and purchase bottles to take home to enjoy with family and friends. We also offer a variety of home wine and brew kits and supplies.  The winery can be rented for parties, showers and meetings.  Mondays - Closed. Tuesday -Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sundays Seasonal Hours 12-5      


Avonmore Community Association

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P.O. Box 198
Avonmore, PA 15618
Phone: 724 697-4910

Avonmore Canoe LaunchThe 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. We are a volunteer group.  Our goal is to bring life and love to Avonmore 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.


The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC

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3158 River Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
Phone: 724-845-9501
www.the-rivers-edge.com

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!


The Drying Shed

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138 East Kittanning Street
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-0192
Fax: 814-257-0192
www.thecountryfarmhouse.com

The Drying ShedDried flowers, primitives, wreaths, swags, baskets, and country crafts. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m.


Friends of Yellow Creek

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170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-357-7913
www.FriendsOfYellowCreek.org

Friends of Yellow Creek aims to include visitors in conserving, protecting, and enhancing the natural, educational, and recreational resources of the park.    


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The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar

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732 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8710
www.TheArtistsHandGallery.com

The Artists Hand Gallery and Open StudioThe Artists Hand Gallery's mission is to showcase and bring to market the artwork of our local artists and artisans. It is part of a community outreach, in conjunction with the Indiana Arts Council, to bring performing arts and educational opportunities to the people of Indiana County. We offer workshops for children and adults that focus on the creative process and personal expression.


Time Works

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25 Eileen DRive
Smicksburg, PA 16258
Phone: 814-257-0166
www.TimeWorksSmicksburg.weebly.com

Antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handcrafted treasures in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish Country. Thirty plus local vendors!


Smicksburg Apple Fest

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138 E. Kittanning Street
Smicksburg, PA 15256
Phone: 814-257-0192
http://www.smicksburg.net

It's all about apples-apple butter and apple cider making demonstrations and locally grown apples for sale. Visit over 20 specialty shops selling apple pie, apple dumplings, apple fudge, apple cider and apple butter. This event typically takes place in the month of September.


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Historic Saltsburg Canal Days Festival

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Downtown Saltsburg
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9413
www.visitsaltsburg.com

The 3 day festival includes a quilt show, duck race, flag retirement ceremony, parade, crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and fireworks. This event typically takes place in the month of June. For more information or details visit our calendar of events listing.


Saltsburg Light Up Night

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Downtown Saltsburg
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-3728

Tree decorating, visits with Santa and his Elves, entertainment and refreshments to start holiday season. This event typically takes place in the month of December.  For more information or details visit our calendar of events listing.


Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas Open House

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Downtown Smicksburg
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-0192
http://www.smicksburg.net

The open house features refreshments, wine tasting, Christmas baked goods and fresh pies. Visit the  unique shops and restaurants in the area.  This event typically takes place in the month of November.  For more information and details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Smicksburg Specialty Shops

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Route 954
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814 257-8553
www.smicksburg.net

Smicksburg Specialty ShopsLocal business organization for area shops in the Smicksburg Amish area that promotes a unique shopping and dining experience.


Spring Coin Show

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497 East Pike Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-254-2471

The annual spring coin show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club. Thirty six tables are manned by coin dealers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. This event typically takes place in the month of March.  For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Downtown Indiana
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-6110
http://www.downtownindiana.org

Come enjoy the St. Patrick's day parade with all your friends and family.  


May Mart - Garden & Vendor Expo

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P.O. Box 1447
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-541-4318
http://www.indianagardenclub.org

Here is where you want to begin your garden for the year. Various nurseries provide a wide selection of annuals, perennials and shrubs for you to choose from. Craft vendors provide ornamentation with garden related or handcrafted items. Food vendors provide a variety of tasty selections. This Indiana Garden Club event assists in funding our annual scholarships for local students. For more information on our scholarships, May Mart and additional club details, please visit our website.


Meadow Lane Golf Course

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510 Hamill Road
Indiana,, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-5604
http://www.meadowlanegc.com

 

Come Try a Great Test of Golf!  Don't be deceived by this course's length. With undulating greens and water on 13 of 18 holes, it challenges golfers of all levels.  Risk/reward is the name of the game here.

Stop in and visit CBG's.  Enjoy a cool beverage at Cecil's Bar & Grill after or even before your round.  Check out the memorabilia and pictures of course around the world.  Watch a Pirates or Steelers game with us!



Light Up Night Blairsville

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Downtown Blairsville
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-6927 or 724-

An annual event held in downtown Blairsville to start off the holiday season. Watch the parade and see Santa arrive. This event typically takes place in the month of December.  For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Old Fashioned Christmas in Homer City

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25 W. Church Street
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-479-2184

Craft Bazaar, Parade, Bonfire and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. This event typically takes place in the month of December. For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Jimmy Stewart Airshow

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398 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-3883
http://www.jimmystewartairport.com

The Jimmy Stewart Airshow held at the Indiana County Airport is brought to you by David Schultz Airshows and the Indiana County CEO and its affiliates! This two-day event will feature daring and sensational aerobatics performances! Experience history with unique and rare aircraft and classic cars on display! Listen to stories from incredible historians! Children 12 and under can enjoy interactive children's areas along with free admission! Enjoy a bite to eat between a full schedule of events at our many food vendors! Grab your tickets now! Kids 12 and under free! Ticket good for one day only, 8 AM to 5 PM. Aerobatics start each day at noon. Tickets will also be sold at the gate during the event. Sorry, no refunds.


Indiana Armstrong Builder's Association Home Show

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Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
711 Pratt Dr
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-349-2327

This year join over 100+ exhibitors at the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex in Indiana, Pa. The show reflects the newest trends & styles in home building and remodeling. It also features outside booths that showcase a wide range of outdoor products, including garages, sheds, lawn furniture, tables, and swings.There will be prizes to win, and good resources for those interested in home remodeling and construction.


Spring Open House - Smicksburg

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Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-0192
www.smicksburg.net

Spring has sprung in Smicksburg! Visit the area businesses brimming with new merchandise.Enjoy the fresh look of this year's newest country fashion.  


Indiana County Fair

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Mack Park Fairgrounds
803 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-479-8282
www.indianacountyfair.com

Indiana County Fair AssociationWeek-long event offers local farmers, 4H members and others to show their livestock, crafts, baked goods in numerous competitions. Other events including tractor pulls, demolition derbies, entertainment, carnival fun and food. This event typically takes place in the month of August. For more information and details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival

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P.O. Box 563
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-2787
www.westsylvaniajazzandblues.org

Great American Music in a Great American Town The Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival brings national and international artists to Indiana, PA for free performances each Memorial Day weekend.  The one-day, free jazz and blues festival features a lineup that includes nationally and internationally known musicians, regional acts, and student musicians 


Indiana County Parks and Trails

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1128 Blue Spruce Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636
Fax: 724-463-8740
www.indianacountyparks.org

Indiana County Parks and TrailsVisit 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!


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Indiana Mall

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2334 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-349-6110
Fax: 724-349-0398
http://www.indianamallpa.com

The Indiana Mall stores include J C Penney, Harbor Freight plus 35 specialty shops. Just minutes from Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus. Open daily!


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Hoodlebug Festival

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25 W. Church Street
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-479-2184

Take part in this local community festival featuring a parade, ethnic food booths, variety of cultural music entertainment, artists and crafters, vendors, game booths and ever popular duck race. In addition the Indiana Road Runners Club hosts a 5K Run and Fun Walk in the early evening.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

Cookport Fair presented by Green Township Community Association

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PO Box 124
2048 Route 240
Commodore, PA 15729
Phone: 724-254-1445
www.cookportfair.com

Agricultural displays and competitions, animal and craft exhibits, rides and entertainment throughout the week. This event typically takes place in the month of September.


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Fall Coin Show

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497 East Pike Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 465-0618

An Annual Fall Coin Show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club. Thirty six tables are manned by coin dealers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. This event typically takes place in the month of September. For more information or details about this event visit our calendar of events listing.


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Friends of the Parks

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1128 Blue Spruce Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636
www.indianacountyparks.org

Friends of the ParkAn 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.


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Cherrywood Par 3 Golf Course

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255 Diehl Road
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-349-6909
www.cherrywoodpar3.com

Our 9-hole parkland course is an Executive Par 3 with over 1,230 yards of golf. No matter your skill level, you'll enjoy our links! We also offer other types of golf, including disc golf, fling golf and foot golf, making Cherrywood Par 3 a fun and affordable place to enjoy time with family and friends! Only a short drive from Indiana or Ebensburg. We offer cart rentals, club rentals, pull-cart rentals, snacks and drinks. Call or visit our website to find out about specials, pavilion rentals and gift certificates! Friend us on Facebook.  


Christmas in July - Idlewild Park

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Route 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: 724-463-7505
http://www.visitindianacountypa.org

Indiana County Day - Christmas in July Enjoy Christmas in July! See Santa and experience some wonderful holiday cheer. For more information or details please visit our calendar of events listing.


Clymer Days Festival

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Sherman Street Park
Clymer, PA 15728
www.clymerdaysfestival.com

Clymer Days FestivalEnjoy a weekend of food, entertainment, children's activities and fun. This event typically takes place in the month of September. For more information or details about this event visit our calendar of events listing.


Categories: Fall   Fairs and Festivals   Things To Do  

William and Mary Gift Shoppe Inc.

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18 South 7th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-349-1768
Fax: 724-349-1768
www.williamandmarygiftshoppe.com

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5pm Unique cards and gifts including Trollbeads, Stonewall Kitchen, Sorrelli Jewelery, Vintage frames and more.  A must see in downtown Indiana!


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Indiana Floral/Flower Boutique

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1690 Warren Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-4440
www.indianaflowerboutique.com

We have been proudly serving the Indiana, Pennsylvania area in the same location for over 30 years. Flower Boutique is a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated with over 25 years of floral design experience. We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience with secure 24-hour ordering right at your fingertips. If preferred, you may call us to place orders direct at 724-465-4440 or 1-800-566-4603. Our highly-trained staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send, we'll gladly help you with creative suggestions! For your convenience, we offer daily floral delivery to local funeral homes and hospitals.   FLOWER BOUTIQUE Has It All!When You Need Something Special, Like Beautiful Wedding Bouquets... Fresh Flowers to Express Sympathy... or Wonderfully Unique Gifts for Any Occasion... Hours are: Monday - Friday -- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Closed Sunday


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Downtown Smicksburg Amish Country

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21875 Indiana Road
PO Box 97
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-8696
Fax: 814-257-8800
www.smicksburgfurniture.com

In our showroom you will find quality built Amish furniture and country decor to accent every room in your home.  Our two story barn stocks solid oak dining and bedroom sets, children's furniture, quilted purses and unique primitive furnishings.  Browse the shelves of our kitchen and find gourmet canned and specialty foods. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12Noon to 4pm


Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters

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111 Market Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-252-8520
www.saltsburgkayak.com

Historic charm, an expanding regional trail system and scenic river voyages make Saltsburg, PA the ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport of kayaking. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters is conveniently located to provide all that you need to enjoy a day on the river or trails. The West Penn Trail runs directly past our historic mill building, which is located across the street from river access. We rent both boats (kayaks and canoes) and bikes, as well as provide transport for boat owners. Our feature river trip is a leisurely 7.5 mile float from the Conemaugh Dam to our location in Saltsburg. We provide your boat, paddle, PFD (life jacket) and transportation to the launch. Cyclists can ride for miles on the West Penn Trail and Westmoreland Heritage Trail. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters services group outings such as youth groups, corporate outings, wedding parties, family reunions and more, providing both a fun group activity and a rustic atmosphere to relax before or after your river adventure. The mill and yard can be rented for picnics or events.    


Founders Gallery and Gifts

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157 West Campbell Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-675-8574
www.foundersgalleryandgifts.com

We are known for our fun paint sessions. Our sessions are held in the keeping room of the historic James Campbell House. We also offer local art in our gift shop.


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Scary Harry's Haunted Trails

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1703 Pierce Road
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-840-2976
www.scaryharrys.com

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.    


Levity Brewing Company

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1380 Wayne Avenue, Suite A
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-388-3676
www.LevityBrewing.com

Levity Brewing Co., Serious Beer For the Light at Heart! Come and sample many unique flavors beer has become known for! We enjoy many things about beer, like the way it brings people together to talk life, appreciate friendships, and build community. Share a flight of four samples, delight in a pint, fill a growler or even reserve a keg. Right off the Hoodlebug and Ghost Town Trails.


700 Shop

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700 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-8411
www.the700shop.com

Located in the heart of downtown Indiana, PA, the 700 Shop has been satisfying customers for over 50 years. Specializing in menswear of all sizes, the 700 Shop is committed to making you look and feel your best. Be it for a day at the office, an afternoon on the golf course, or your wedding day, the 700 Shop caters to your needs as an individual for any and every occasion. When looking for sportswear, casual-wear or business and formal attire, the 700 Shops wide selection of inventory, paired with on-site tailoring, provides a head to toe one stop shop. Owner Josh Rosenberger, and the 700 Shop's team of experienced and professional consultants are ready to assist with any of your clothing needs to ensure fashion and fit. Trusting in high quality brands such as S.Cohen, Talia, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, The 700 Shop also offers custom suits and tuxedo rentals for all of your business or formal needs. Looking for tried and true sportswear brands? The 700 Shop is a proud retailer of The North Face, Columbia, Nike, Callaway and Greg Norman, with inventory including shorts, polos, hoodies, shirts and a variety of winter coats and jackets for everyone in the family, including extended men's sizes, and even women's and children's merchandise. Shopping for casual-wear has never been easier than at the 700 Shop with a wide selection of items from Levi and Nautica. We even stock shoes from quality companies such as Johnston & Murphy, Hush Puppies, Rockport and Florsheim. If your needs aren't met by the impressive selection of inventory in stock, the 700 Shop also offers custom orders on an endless array of merchandise and accessories. Stop in today to see what the 700 Shop can do for you.            


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Market Street Resale Shop

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102 East Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-5949
www.facebook.com/MarketStreetResale/

Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed Sunday Resale of quality used real wood furniture, antiques, collectibles, oddities and rarities taking you back in time and having fun with customers.


119 Antique Trading Post

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12665 Route 119 Highway North
Rochester Mills, PA 15771
Phone: 724-397-9294
facebook.com/119antiquetradingpost

Browse 8,000 square feet of antiques, vintage, collectibles, primitives and more all on one level. Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM


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The Amish House

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1103 Dayton-Smicksburg Rd
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-6253
www.facebook.com/theamishhouse

We are an authentic Amish House that utilizes the old world styles for lighting and heating while displaying endless items that are handmade, antique, and vintage. We also utilize the authentic Amish kitchen to make homemade food items.


Horse Drawn Wagon rides by the VanHorn Family

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9580 Route 954 Highway North
Creekside, PA 15732
Phone: 724-397-2172

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at Festivals, Weddings and Fleming's Tree Farm.


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Knotweed Festival

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Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-8588
www.blairsville-pa.net

Blairsville’s annual Knotweed Festival will bring food, music and fun activities to the area surrounding the town’s Diamond intersection, at Market and Liberty streets.

Taking a positive spin on an invasive plant that is generally considered a nuisance, the festival is named for the Japanese knotweed that grows along the Conemaugh River on the borough’s southern and western borders.

A more recent, and welcome, development in that area of town is the Blairsville Riverfront Trail, which will be part of a 5K run/walk race that will kick off the festival.



Pumpkin Festival at Reeger's Farm

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755 Laurel Road
Shelocta, PA 15774
www.facebook.com/PumpkinFestivalatReegersFarm/

Reeger's Farm, located off Parkwood Road in Shelocta, is hosting a pumpkin festival. Activities include hayrides, barnyard animals, corn maze, children's activities & great food! Cash only. No pets please. ATM available.


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Dan Smith's Candies & Gifts

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799 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 403-3928
Fax: 724 403-3930
dansmithscandies.com

Making kitchen fresh candies since 1953 in historic downtown Brookville, PA and feature milk and dark chocolates along with specialty Easter and Christmas candy.  We also offer fundraising opportunities and corporate gifts. Mon - Thurs - 10 AM - 5:30 PM, Fri - 10 AM - 7 PM, Sat - 10 AM - 5 PM


White Lace Bridal

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1690 Warren Rd
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-388-0878
www.whitelacebridalpa.com.

Bridal Shop - Mon thru Fri - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM / Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bridal Gowns, Tux Rentals, Maids, Mothers, Special Occasions, Prom, Homecoming, Flower girls, Invitations, Decor & Linen Rentals.


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Sun-Kissed Country

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1365 Route 286 Highway East
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724 349-2700
www.facebook.com/SunKissedCountry

Primitive Country Decor & Antiques. Vendors and Handmade Creations. Monday - Wednesday - Friday - 11-5 Tuesday & Thursday - 11-6 Saturday & Sunday - 12-4


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Smicksburg Fall Festival

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Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814 257-0192
www.smicksburg.net

Always a favorite time in Smicksburg as the fall foliage adds a special beauty to all the festivities and entertainment this fabulous weekend.