2023 Armstrong County Adventure Guide

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200+ Miles OF TRAILS TO EXPLORE 14 Historic Places ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER 8 Golf Courses TO BOOK YOUR TEE TIME ARMSTRONG COUNTY PA 2023 ADVENTURE GUIDE EXPERIENCE

WELCOME!

Experience Armstrong County Your Way

There is no wrong way to experience Armstrong County. Located in the heart of Western Pennsylvania, Armstrong County is the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day and immerse yourself in a peaceful, rural atmosphere. For outdoor enthusiasts, we invite you to paddle our waterways, cast your line at our lakes, or traverse our rail trails. For golfers, we recommend booking a tee time at one of our many pristine golf courses tucked among rolling hills. For history buffs, we encourage you to visit our local historical societies, museums, and historic properties. For families, we suggest you experience the area like a local by making time for an afternoon at the roller rink, an ice cream cone, and a drive-in movie.

As the official tourism promotion agency for Armstrong County, the team at Experience Armstrong, Inc. is here to help you explore the hidden gems of our charming communities. Give us a call, send us an email, or stop by our Welcome Center in Kittanning for maps, brochures, and additional information to make the most of your stay.

How will you experience Armstrong County?

Cheyenne Filous, Director

Tracie LeShock Bowser, Tourism Assistant

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 Calendar of Events 6 County Map 7 Lodging 10 Event Venues 14 Outdoor Adventure: Trails 18 Outdoor Adventure: Parks 20 Outdoor Adventure: Waterways 22 Fishing, Hunting & Conservation 26 Golf Courses 28 History 30 Arts & Culture 31 Attractions & Entertainment 34 Agritourism 38 Food & Beverage 42 Shopping 46 Community Resources 2023 Armstrong County Adventure Guide Published by: EXPERIENCE ARMSTRONG, INC 125 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 724-543-4003 1-888-265-9954 email: info@armstrongcounty.com web: ArmstrongCounty.com fti 2023 Armstrong County Adventure Guide Printed by: Layout and Design by: KH2design Kimberly Hanna Hall 724-822-8436 | kh2design.com khtwodesigns@gmail.com ON THE COVER: Allegheny River by Donna Weckerly Photography Experience Armstrong, Inc. would like to thank all the contributing photographers who submitted photos for the use in this publication. We appreciate all the time and effort it takes to get that great shot and that you shared them with all of Armstrong County and beyond: A Buzz in the Air Photography, Chris Taylor, Donna Weckerly Photography, Forever Whimsy Photography, Liam McIlwain of Muddy Myst, Mark Palmer Photography, Photography by Amanda Wilson, Sheila J Photography, and Victoria Douglass
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APOLLO

Settled initially as the village of Warren, Apollo is located in a former coal-mining region with a rich history. The area, nestled in the southern region of the county along the Kiskiminetas River, was surveyed and laid out in 1816, but it was not incorporated as the borough of Apollo until 1848. In 1828, the Pennsylvania Canal was completed, strengthening the community’s economy. Within the Roaring Run Recreation Area, trail users can find stone remnants of the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.

DAYTON

The borough of Dayton, a rural community with a significant Amish presence, was incorporated in 1873. Located close to the Armstrong County/Indiana County line, Dayton is most recognized today as the home of the annual Dayton Fair. The Marshall family played a pivotal role in forming this community. Visitors

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can learn more about this family and the history of the community at the historic Thomas Hindman Marshall House. 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of Dayton and will feature special events to commemorate this milestone.

FORD CITY

Situated in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania along the Allegheny River, Ford City was founded in 1887 by John B. Ford as a company town for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. The community became one of the fastest-growing boroughs in the nation, gaining a population of over 3,000 in ten years. It became a melting pot of European ethnic groups, which is now displayed and celebrated through various community events throughout the year.

FREEPORT

Formerly called “Todd’s Town” after the founding family, Freeport was incorporated in 1833 as a free and open port where “no dockage fee

will ever be charged to tie up a boat, raft, or barge.” The community was a port on the former Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, which led to significant growth and prosperity. Its location along the Allegheny River and Buffalo Creek and proximity to multiple rail trails makes it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

KITTANNING

Originally established as “Kit-HanNe,” meaning “at the great river,” Kittanning is the county seat of Armstrong County. This area was also the site of a pivotal battle during the French and Indian War and later became an important trading center along the Allegheny River. By the early 20th century, the city had developed considerable industry. As of late, Kittanning’s small-town charm has secured it and its iconic Kittanning Citizens Bridge, a through truss bridge, a spot in several films and television series.

LEECHBURG

Leechburg, located along the Kiskiminetas River, was founded by its namesake, David L. Leech. Incorporated in 1850, it was a prosperous area during the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal construction. Early in the 20th century, it was the site of extensive steel sheet works, foundries, cement plants, and productive coal mines. Leechburg was also the first place where natural gas was used for metallurgy in the United States.

PARKER

Named after Judge John Parker and incorporated in 1873, Parker is nationally known as the “Smallest City in the USA.” At the height of the oil boom, Parker had a population of 20,000. As of 2019, the population has dwindled to 648. Located along the Allegheny River near the mouth of the Clarion River, this city is a wonderful retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape from urban living.

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EXPERIENCE 2023 EVENTS

SPRING

March 25

Spring Open House Smicksburg

April 11

Arts on the Allegheny presents Romeo and Juliet

Kittanning

April 15 & 16

10th Annual Kittanning Trout Derby Kittanning

SUMMER

June 3

Dayton Golden Days Dayton

June 8

Farmers’ Market Leechburg

June 10

Arts on the Allegheny presents Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with Hickory Bottom Band Kittanning

June 10

Strawberry Saturday Smicksburg

June 13 - 17

Ford City Family FunFest Ford City

June 15 - 17

Armstrong Community Theater presents The Big Bad Musical Vandergrift

June 19 - 24

April 21 - 23

Armstrong Community Theater presents Murder at the Renaissance Faire Worthington

April 28

The Downtown Market Kittanning

April 28 & 29

April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama Riverside Drive In Theatre

May 5 - 14

My Dad’s Farm Spring Craft Show Ford City

May 8 - 12

Armstrong County Community Foundation Week of Giving Armstrong County

May 20

May Daze Apollo

Worthington Carnival Worthington

June 22

Farmers’ Market Leechburg

July 15 Jeep Birthday Bash North Apollo

July 15

Downtown Kittanning Wine Walk Kittanning

July 15

Roaring Run Race to the Moon 5K

Apollo

July 20 - 22

June 16

The Downtown Market Kittanning

June 17

Prominent People of Apollo Apollo

June 19 - 23

Freeport Theatre Festival’s Junior Drama Camp Leechburg

June 24

Relay for Life of Armstrong County Ford City

June 24

Armstrong Trails and Tunes Schenley

July 1

Celebration in the Park Ford City

July 7 - 23

Freeport Theatre Festival presents Spirit of the Revolution Leechburg

July 7 - 8

Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo Ford City

July 7 - 9

Keystone Kruisers Annual Car Cruise Worthington

July 13

Farmers' Market Leechburg

July 14

Armstrong County Community Foundation Golf Outing Ford City

July 15

Armstrong County USACE Community Safety Day Crooked Creek Lake

Shannock Valley Community Festival Rural Valley

July 21 - 23

Armstrong Community Theater presents Godspell Vandergrift

July 25 - 29

Freeport International Baseball Invitational Freeport

August 3 - 6

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival Kittanning

August 5

Peachy Saturday Smicksburg

August 11 - 27

Freeport Theatre Festival presents Baboon Leechburg

August 11

The Downtown Market Kittanning

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September 23 & 24

Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest

Freeport

September 30

Armstrong County Gateway Clipper Cruise Freeport

October 21 & 22

Potter’s Tour

Smicksburg

October 28

Pumpkin Trail Leechburg

HOLIDAY

November 3 - 12

August 14 - 19

Dayton Fair

Dayton

August 18 - 20

Kittanning Boat Races: Riverbration

Kittanning

August 24

Farmers’ Market

Leechburg

August 26

Baker Trail UltraChallenge Baker Trail

FALL

September 1 - 3

Ford City Fire Department Street Fair

Ford City

September 8 - 10

Sprankle’s Octoberfest

Saxonburg

September 16

Leechburg’s Pink Day

Leechburg

September 16 & 17

Smicksburg Apple Fest

Smicksburg

September 16 & 17

John G. Schmick Heritage

Center Civil War Encampment

Smicksburg

September 23 & 24

Great American Ethnic Fest

Ford City

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October Renshaw Farms

Pumpkin Fest Freeport

October 10

Armstrong County Community Foundation

Annual Dinner Ford City

October 13

The Downtown Market

Kittanning

October 13 - 15

Freeport Halloween Carnival Freeport

October 20 - 22

Armstrong Community Theater presents 12 Incompetent Jurors

Worthington

October 20 - 22

Kittanning Fall Festival

Kittanning

October 21

Buffalo Creek Half Marathon

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

October 21

Fall Festival

Leechburg

My Dad’s Farm Winter Craft Show

Ford City

November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12

Smicksburg Old Fashioned Country Christmas

Open House

Smicksburg

November 18

Fantasy of Lights Celebration

Ford City

November 18

Festivities in the Streets

Kittanning

November 25

Small Business Saturday

Armstrong County

December 2

Smicksburg Annual Cookie Tour

Smicksburg

December 2

Krampus Holiday Market

Leechburg

December 16 - January 2

Silver Canoe Campground Drive-Thru Christmas Light Show Rural Valley

December 31

Annual Last Day Hike

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

RECURRING

Every Other Wednesday from May 3 - October 18

Wheel Good Wednesdays Apollo

Second Thursdays in June - October Mingle on Market

Leechburg

First Fridays Food Truck Festival Ford City

November 25

Luminate Leechburg

Leechburg

December 2

A Small Town Christmas

Freeport

December 2

Sparkle Light Up Night

Worthington

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INN AT LENAPE HEIGHTS

950 Golf Course Rd, Ford City 724-763-2201

lenapegolfresort.com

Upscale four-star boutique near Crooked Creek Lake featuring a nature trail, private picnic area, and 18-hole golf course.

Amenities: restaurant/bar, meeting space, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, internet access

KITTANNING PLAZA HOTEL

13 Hilltop Plaza, Kittanning 724-543-5200

kittanninghotel.com

Hotel in Kittanning’s Hilltop Plaza located a few miles from Downtown Kittanning and close to Rt. 422 and Rt. 28.

Amenities: swimming pool, meeting space, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, internet access

QUALITY INN ROYLE

405 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-543-1159

choicehotels.com

Comfortable and affordable lodging located right off US-422 BUS near the Belmont Complex.

Amenities: meeting space, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, internet access, pet-friendly

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The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres

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B & NO B LODGING

569 Seybertown Rd, East Brady 724-526-3565

cogleyhousebnb.com

Located in the scenic foothills along the Allegheny River, the Cogley House B & No B Lodging is a resort home with 23 riverfront seasonal campsites. Amenities: internet access

DOLLY’S GUEST HOUSE

2134 River Rd, North Apollo 412-480-7199

dollysguesthouse.com

Enjoy the comforts of home in this cozy rental near Roaring Run Trail, the Kiski River, antique shops, and other local shops. Amenities: complimentary breakfast, internet access

OLD MEETS NEW ON VINE

249 Vine St, Kittanning bit.ly/old-meets-new-on-vine

Vintage apartment with modern amenities near the Allegheny River, Kittanning Riverfront Park, and Armstrong Trail. Amenities: internet access

OLD PARSONAGE BED & BREAKFAST

156 Siberian Ave, Leechburg 724-596-0107

oldparsonagebandb.com

Bed and breakfast located in a former rectory featuring three themed guest rooms in the Leechburg Historic District. Amenities: meeting space, complimentary breakfast, internet access

THE BRICK HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST

595 Oak Ridge Rd, Oak Ridge 814-227-3567

brickhousebandb.com

Historic B&B situated along Redbank Creek with cabin rentals, a unique treehouse or mine shaft stay, and RV hookups. Amenities: internet access, pet-friendly

THE GRAND ESTATE AT HIDDEN ACRES

399 Ford City Rd, Freeport 724-295-1500

thegrandestate.com

Breathtaking bed and breakfast and wedding venue located in the former Liperote Mansion and situated on 13 acres.

Amenities: meeting space, complimentary breakfast, internet access

VENUE AT THE RIVER

934 Watersonville Rd, Cowansville 724-900-5520

venueattheriver.com

Rustic riverfront property along the Allegheny featuring rental accommodations and access to outdoor recreation gear.

Amenities: internet access

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White Lily Farm The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres The Brick House Bed & Breakfast

BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND & RV RESORT

345 Mt Trails Rd, Templeton 724-822-6521

bearridgecampground.com

65-acre campground featuring RV hookups, lakeside cabins, primitive tent sites, and a lodge.

Amenities: electric/water, sewage, pool, cabins, activities, pet friendly

BOULDER ON THE WATER

South Railroad St, Schenley 412-582-3677

boulder15656.com/water

Privately-owned campground and marina located where the Allegheny meets the Kiskiminetas.

Amenities: electric/water, sewage, pet friendly

CAMP MILTON LOOP

114 Milton Loop Ln, Dayton 814-257-0131

Find your happy place at this cozy campground situated along Mahoning Creek in Dayton, home of the Dayton Fair.

Amenities: electric/water, cabin rentals, organized activities, internet, pet-friendly

CREEK BEND CAMPGROUND

140 Creekbend Ln, New Bethlehem 714-257-8337

Peaceful, low-profile camping with a picnic area and 9-hole golf course near Mahoning Creek Lake.

Amenities: water/electric, pet friendly

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CROOKED CREEK HORSE PARK

467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City 724-859-5572

crookedcreekhorsepark.com

First-come, first-serve primitive campsites, hookup sites, and stalls with horseback riding trails.

Amenities: water/electric, internet, pet friendly

CROOKED CREEK LAKE

CAMPGROUND

114 Park Main Rd, Ford City 724-763-3161

recreation.gov

Primitive camping at Crooked Creek Lake with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and Tunnelville Beach.

Amenities: pet friendly

MCAULEY’S CAMPGROUND

212 McAuley Campground Dr, Adrian 724-954-8669

Unwind in the great outdoors at this family-friendly campground, where you’ll find activities all season long.

Amenities: electric/water, sewage, swimming pool, organized activities, internet access, pet friendly

MUDDY MYST

233 Laurel Run Rd, Kittanning msha.ke/muddymyst

Find eco-campsites, a tree cabin, and a recreation area featuring a private pond at this deep woods campground.

Amenities: swimming pool, cabin rentals, pet friendly

NAUTICAL MILE CAMPGROUND & MARINA

530 Stone Ave, Templeton 724-525-2988

Family-friendly campground and marina located along the Allegheny River and Armstrong Trails.

Amenities: electric/water, sewage

RIVERS EDGE CAMPGROUND & MARINA

209 Rivers Edge Rd, Cowansville 724-545-6855

riversedgecamp.com

Campground along the Allegheny with camper and pull-in rentals, primitive tent sites, boat slip rentals, and more.

Amenities: electric/water, sewage, internet, organized activities

SILVER CANOE CAMPGROUND

140 Silver Canoe Campground Rd, Rural Valley 724-783-6000

silvercanoecampground.com

Year-round camping with full hook-ups, heated pool, activities center, and cabin rentals.

Amenities: swimming pool, electric/water, sewage, cabin rentals, internet, organized activities, pet friendly

WHEEL-IN CAMPGROUND

113 Wheel In Campground, Shelocta 724-354-3693

wheelincampground.net

Peaceful campground featuring a trout-stocked stream, creekside campsites, and a full schedule of activities.

Amenities: swimming pool, internet, pet friendly

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10TH STREET STATION

301 10th St, Ford City

724-679-0168

This reception and banquet venue located in the former Ford City Armory comfortably seats 250 guests. The venue is a popular option for weddings, proms, anniversaries, and conventions. Services offered include bar and buffet or white glove sit-down catering, event planning, and set-up and tear-down. It also has chairs, tables, lighting, and other items available for use.

BELMONT COMPLEX

415 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-548-1067

belmontcomplex.net

The banquet room at the Belmont Complex is available for meetings, receptions, or other large events. It seats 200 and has an attached catering kitchen. Available equipment includes a large screen television, DVD player, projection screen and projector, microphone, and a sound system. There are also two pavilions in the pool area available for reservation.

EDGEWOOD WINERY AND EVENT CENTER

1637 PA-56, Spring Church 724-478-4373

edgewoodwinery.com

Edgewood Winery is a gorgeous setting to host your next special event. With a capacity of 130 inside the winery and 80 on the patio, this space is perfect for a baby or bridal shower, anniversary party, wedding, or other special occasions. A pavilion is also available for rent.

ENCHANTED ABBEY PARTY & WEDDING VENUE

158 Siberian Ave, Leechburg 724-236-0061

enchantedabbey.com

Enchanted Abbey is a century-old church building specializing in small, intimate events of 25 people or less. Everything you need to throw the party of the century, aside from food and drinks, is included. Watch your unique experience come to fruition at this picturesque event center.

FALCON PARK

2169 State Rt 66, Ford City

724-763-1822

This serene private park situated along Crooked Creek is available for picnics, parties, showers, and other events. There are two pavilions located on-site, and overnight camping is permitted upon approval. You can also access the creek for paddling or fishing.

FREEPORT EVENT CENTER

325 4th St, Freeport

724-540-5424

freeporteventcenter.com

The Freeport Event Center offers various rental options for its auditorium, cafeteria hall, kitchen, and office/business space. The Center is perfect for all kinds of different events, such as art shows, concerts, dance recitals, conferences, trade shows, and more.

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HIDEAWAY HALL

461 Cadogan Slate Lick Rd, Kittanning 724-763-1064

The rustic Hideaway Hall in Kittanning offers a unique setting nestled in the woods for small events and celebrations. Customize the space to fit your needs by utilizing the banquet service area, screen area, stage, kitchenette, and spacious hall.

KITTANNING

COUNTRY CLUB

218 Bell Top Dr, Kittanning 724-543-2014

kittanningcountryclub.com

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LAUBE HALL

115 Community Park Rd, Freeport 412-874-5757

laubehall.com

Located within Freeport Community Park, Laube Hall offers breathtaking views of the Allegheny River for events of all occasions. The main banquet hall, featuring high vaulted ceilings, rich woodwork, and unparalleled architecture, has a seating capacity of 500 guests. There are other rooms available for smaller gatherings.

LINGROW FARM

188 Forks Church Rd, Leechburg 412-526-7598

LEARN MORE ABOUT US AT WWW.KITTANNINGCOUNTRYCLUB.COM Christ, Prince of Peace Venue at the River

RENSHAW FARMS

314 Ford City Rd, Freeport

724-294-0061

renshawfarms.com

Since 2004, hundreds of couples have started their lives together among the breathtaking views of Renshaw Farms. Your special day will be filled with elegance and the rustic ambiance you expect from a farm wedding. There are multiple locations to exchange your vows, including the climatecontrolled barn, gazebo, or in front of the beautiful pond.

SILVER CANOE CAMPGROUND

140 Silver Canoe Campground Ln, Rural Valley 724-783-6000

silvercanoecampground.com

Make special memories at Silver Canoe Campground. There are two venues for your party needs: a game room for smaller events and a banquet hall for up to 120 guests. The event venue can also accommodate lakeside weddings, and guests have full use of the campground facilities, including the swimming pool, boat rentals, playground, and more.

SLOVAK CU CLUB & BANQUET HALL

910 6th Ave, Ford City

724-763-1661

The Slovak CU Club manages a banquet hall accommodating up to 350 people for your next event. Dine and dance in a comfortable, air conditioned atmosphere. The Club offers reasonable prices for weddings, banquets, and other special occasions.

THE BUBBLY BAR

506 High St, Freeport 724-882-4836

bubblybartending.com

Bubbly Bartending’s new unique venue in Armstrong County offers everything needed to create your perfect event, including customizable menus and design options. Each rental includes the venue with a maximum occupancy of 50 guests, a portable bar, on-site staff and certified bartenders, a seasonal outdoor patio/garden, and vendor recommendations.

THE BUILDING

150 S McKean St, Kittanning

724-504-6987

The Building is a unique event space for bridal and baby showers, meetings, birthday parties, and other intimate gatherings in downtown Kittanning. The venue provides a variety of services to make your event special, including event planning, floral design, and decorating for in-house and outside venues.

THE CLUBHOUSE ON THE HILL

499 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-2582

theclubhouseonthehill.com

Aside from hosting public events throughout the year, The Clubhouse on the Hill is also available for private events, including weddings, bridal and baby showers, craft events, graduation parties, rehearsal dinners and more. The venue offers a gorgeous view of the golf course and rolling hills of Freeport and features a deck for outdoor seating in the warmer months.

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THE CRAFT HOUSE GATHERING HALL

411 Butler Rd, Kittanning

724-919-8759

crafthousekittanning.com

The spacious, rustic gathering hall at The Craft House & Gastropub is a wonderful place to hold small meetings or larger gatherings for all occasions. Their professional event coordinator works closely with you to ensure a successful and stress-free experience. The hall rental includes tables and chairs, linens, complete set-up and tear-down, inhouse catering, and more.

THE INN AT LENAPE HEIGHTS

950 Golf Course Rd, Ford City 724-763-2201

lenapegolfresort.com

If you are looking for a unique venue to celebrate a wedding, business meeting, charity gala, or another special occasion, The Inn at Lenape Heights has the facilities and the know-how to host a perfectly organized event for up to 300 people. There are multiple rooms available to rent, and the main banquet facility features a foyer, elegant bar, and ballroom.

THE GRAND ESTATE AT HIDDEN ACRES

399 Ford City Rd, Freeport 724-295-1500

thegrandestate.com

The Grand Estate is an elegant venue specializing in weekend wedding experiences. Situated on 13 acres perched upon a hilltop, this venue and bed and breakfast is ideal for destination weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, corporate events, and holiday celebrations. They also have an on-site coordinator to make your dream day run smoothly.

THE MEREDITH

INN

138 N Water St, Kittanning

724-793-7364

themeredithinn.com

Plan your wedding, family gathering, business meeting, and more at The Meredith Inn, a historic but modern venue located along the Allegheny River in Kittanning. The charming space is perfect for any occasion, and their menu has a little something for everyone. The new patio is a breathtaking space offering beautiful waterfront views.

WHITE LILY FARM

472 Deer Run Rd, Kittanning 724-664-8098

whitelilyfarm.com

Weddings at White Lily Farm are far from ordinary. The gorgeous venue and fully updated, two-level barn event space offer picturesque views of the rolling hills for events held from May through October. There are many ceremony locations on the grounds to choose from, and the venue has tables, chairs, a mobile custom bar, and an antique mantle for decoration.

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The Meredith Inn Kittanning Country Club Paradise Park

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200+ Miles of SCENIC Trails

ARMSTRONG TRAILS

This 52.5-mile long, non-motorized rail trail located along the former Allegheny Valley Railroad corridor along the eastern bank of the Allegheny River in Armstrong, Clarion, and Westmoreland counties is on the main spine of the emerging 270-mile Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. Rich in local history, trail users will find remnants of villages, iron furnaces, train stations, a coaling tower, tunnels, an 1899 railroad bridge, and a railroad turntable along the trail. Flora and fauna blossom and bound along the trail, creating a colorful and lively show throughout the seasons. Currently, 35.5 miles (31 continuous miles) are open for use and have been improved with crushed limestone or asphalt surfaces. Ongoing rehabilitation projects continue on the Brady Tunnel in 2023, which will connect the southern section of the trail to the northern five miles. Additionally, the newly acquired 14-mile section and 4-mile spur at the southern end of the trail will be under construction in 2023. As of the date of this publication, construction on the trail and Kiskiminetas Bridge has not begun. These major pieces of trail infrastructure are closed to the public at this time and are expected to be open to trail users in early 2024. Please check the Armstrong Trails website for up-to-date information on these developments.

BAKER TRAIL

With its Northern trailhead in Forest County and its Southern trailhead in Westmoreland County, the Baker Trail covers 134 miles across six counties. This state-designated hiking trail features forest paths, old Jeep trails, paved roads, and dirt roads as it traverses forests and farmlands and hugs rivers and creeks throughout Western Pennsylvania.

BUTLER-FREEPORT COMMUNITY TRAIL

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a 21-mile scenic rail trail in Armstrong and Butler counties. The trail features a crushed limestone surface and is perfect for all types of non-motorized recreation, including hiking, biking, walking, running, geocaching, and birding. It’s also handicap accessible for all to enjoy.

COWANSHANNOCK TRAIL & BUTTERMILK FALLS

This short but scenic trail leads to one of Armstrong County’s best-kept secrets — Buttermilk Falls. Follow this 1.27-mile crushed limestone trail on foot or bike from the trailhead at the 7-acre Bernard C. Snyder picnic area as it follows Cowanshannock Creek on an abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad Company corridor.

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Armstrong Trails

GREAT SHAMOKIN PATH

The Great Shamokin Path follows a section of the abandoned Rural Valley Railroad corridor for 3.5 miles between NuMine and Rose Valley and connects two lakes: the Devil’s Washbasin and White Lake/Wetland. This gravel and grass-covered hiking and biking trail parallels Cowanshannock Creek and is a great location for observing nature, birding, and picnicking. The Great Shamokin Path gets its name from the route that once linked the Allegheny and Susquehanna rivers from Sunbury to Kittanning.

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL

The North Country Trail is a 4,700-mile trail managed by the National Park Service. The 57-mile Butler County Chapter segment of the trail begins at Alpha Pass in McConnells Mill State Park and ends in Parker, a city in the northwestern part of Armstrong County and the smallest city in America. Recommended hikes include Hidden River Bridge to Burnside Road (6 miles), Route 528 Bridge to Jennings Prairie (7 miles), and Parker Area State Game Lands 95 (4-8 miles).

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER TRAILS

There are three public trails at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek. The You Can Trail is an easy and accessible 0.4-mile loop trail that starts next to the parking lot. It will soon be improved upon with the addition of markers and guides for the visually impaired. The Discovery Trail is an approximately 0.6-mile easy to moderate trail with interpretive stations (trail guide located outside of the ODC front door). It also features poetry throughout the trail. The trailhead is located behind the ODC. The Shrub Swamp Trail can be accessed off of the Discovery Trail or from the Outflow Recreation Area. The 0.8-mile trail provides a gentle walk along the outflow of Crooked Creek Lake and provides a great opportunity to see a wide variety of birds, flowers, and wildlife.

REDBANK VALLEY TRAIL

Named the 2014 Trail of the Year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Redbank Valley Trail is a scenic non-motorized, four-season trail maintained by the Redbank Valley Trails Association. This 51-mile trail follows Red Bank Creek from the confluence with the Allegheny River, where the trail connects with Armstrong Trails.

ROARING RUN TRAIL

Roaring Run Trail is a 4.8-mile crushed stone rail trail that’s a part of the Trans Allegheny Trail system. Along this trail and the Kiski River, you’ll find remnants of the area’s past, including stone remains from what was a canal lock when the trail was a towpath on the crossstate Main Line Canal system and mileage markers and a bridge from when the Pennsylvania Railroad had bought the canal system in the mid-1800s and converted it to rail. This area is now preserved and maintained by the Roaring Run Watershed Association.

ROCK FURNACE TRAIL

Also managed by the Roaring Run Watershed Association, Rock Furnace is a 1.5-mile spur of the Roaring Run Trail that features a wooden suspension bridge and the stone ruins of an iron furnace from which it got its name. It has a moderate grade and a tar-andchip surface.

Horseback Riding Trails

CROOKED CREEK HORSE PARK

Located at the north end of Crooked Creek Lake, Crooked Creek Horse Park has approximately 30 miles of permanently marked trails. The most popular trails are out and back, but there are loops available. These trails are challenging for experienced riders but not too difficult for novice riders and feature varying terrains. The trail system is maintained by volunteers from the Fort Armstrong Horsemen’s Association.

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Kiski
Armstrong Trails
Junction

Butler Freeport Trail

Mile Markers

Future Connection to Armstrong Trails

Trail Head Parking

Seasonal Port O John

Derailleur Bike Shop Café

The Nest (Airbnb) 107 Dittmer Road, Butler 724-282-1091 • www.derailleurbsc.com

Lernerville Speedway 313 N Pike Rd, Sarver

Buffalo Creek Nature Center 154 Monroe Rd, Sarver • www.aswp.org

Concordia

Fix-it Station

Caboose Cellar Works Brewing 724-353-2100 • www.cellarworksbrewing.com

Lily’s at River Forest 130 Club House Dr., Freeport • 724-295-2798

Check out our Trailhead Finder at www.butlerfreeporttrail.org

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OUR Community Parks

ELDERTONPLUMCREEK RECREATION PARK

Calhoun St, Elderton

FORD CITY MEMORIAL PARK 4th Ave, Ford City

FREEPORT COMMUNITY PARK 115 Community Park Rd, Freeport

FREEPORT RIVERSIDE PARK Riverside Dr, Freeport

GILPIN-LEECHBURG PARK Park Rd, Leechburg

JOHN WHELAN PARK W High St & N Jefferson St, Kittanning

KITTANNING COMMUNITY PARK Community Park Rd, Kittanning

KITTANNING RIVERFRONT PARK N & S Water St, Kittanning

OWENS GROVE PARK 631 N 2nd St, Apollo

PARKER BALLFIELD

Euclid Ave, Parker

ROARING RUN RECREATION AREA

Kiski Twp, Apollo

SHANNOCK VALLEY COMMUNITY PARK

Route 85, Rural Valley

SUGARCREEK COMMUNITY PARK

1511 PA-268, Cowansville

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL PARK

Watersonville Rd, Cowansville

Key:

Playground Ball Fields/Courts

Boat Launch Pavilion/Picnic Area

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EXPERIENCE Kittanning Riverfront Park

Crooked Creek Lake & Mahoning Creek Lake

Crooked Creek Lake and Mahoning Creek Lake, maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers, are two of the 16 flood-control projects in the Pittsburgh District. While they provide flood protection for the lower Allegheny and Ohio rivers, they also store water and release it downstream during dry periods to improve water quality and quantity.

CROOKED CREEK LAKE

114 Park Main Rd, Ford City 724-763-3161

lrp.usace.army.mil/missions/recreation/ lakes/crooked-creek-lake/

The scenic Crooked Creek Lake and surrounding countryside provide unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. A boat launch with ample trailer parking is available for boaters, while swimmers can enjoy the lake’s sandy, family-friendly beach in the summer months. There is also an abundance of fish in the lake for fishermen, including bass, crappie, muskie, and sunfish.

For those looking for a relaxing visit, there are several picnic areas and shelters with tables and charcoal grills. Visitors can camp by reservation only from the end of May to the beginning of October. Reservations can be made at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.

Other activities at Crooked Creek Lake include a 9-hole disc golf course, horseback riding at Crooked Creek Horse Park, birding, hunting, and attending educational programming at the Outdoor Discovery Center.

MAHONING CREEK LAKE

145 Dam Site Rd, New Bethlehem 814-257-8811

lrp.usace.army.mil/missions/recreation/ lakes/mahoning-creek-lake/ Situated among steep-sided valleys and forested hillsides, Mahoning Creek Lake is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The lake boasts clean water and a varied, thriving fish population, including walleye, muskie, channel catfish, crappie, and bass. Boating is limited to 10 horsepower on Mahoning Creek Lake, and swimming is not permitted. The Milton Loop Boat Launch is open from mid-April to mid-October, and the Sportsman’s Area is open from mid-March to mid-December.

Outside of fishing and boating, visitors can hike, picnic, or simply enjoy the flora and fauna of the Mahoning area. Modern restrooms, grills, picnic tables, playground facilities, an overlook, and walking trails are available near the dam.

Rangers conduct group tours of Mahoning Dam that include learning its purpose and functions and overlooking the rushing discharge of the outflow from atop the dam. To arrange a tour, contact the Park Office.

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Mahoning Creek Lake Crooked Creek Lake

EXPERIENCE

Waterways AND Outdoor Adventures

ALLEGHENY RIVER

More than 60 miles of the roughly 325-mile-long Allegheny River traverses Armstrong County and provides an outdoor oasis for boating enthusiasts, anglers, and nature lovers. A series of locks and dams constructed in the early 20th century make the river navigable. Learn more about the locks and dams and find a lock operation schedule on Allegheny River Development Corporation’s website, alleghenyriverdevelopment.org.

CROOKED CREEK LAKE

Nestled among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, Crooked Creek Lake is open for year-round outdoor recreation, including boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and disc golf. The Crooked Creek Lake Visitor Information Center (VIC) has seasonal operating hours and offers group tours. Contact the VIC at 724-763-3161.

KEYSTONE LAKE

As the largest lake in Armstrong County, Keystone Lake covers 850 acres and stretches 5.5 miles. Owned and operated by Reliant Energy as a cooling water supply for Keystone Power Plant, the lake and surrounding area are open for public use. The area is controlled by the PA Fish & Boat Commission, which means all of their rules and regulations are in effect. Swimming is prohibited, but boats up to 20 HP are permitted.

KISKIMINETAS RIVER

The Kiskiminetas River — known locally as the Kiski — is a 27-milelong tributary of the Allegheny River that forms the southern border of Armstrong County. It is a popular destination for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. As part of the former Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, visitors can also find historical sites along the shore dating back to the early 1800s.

MAHONING CREEK LAKE

Situated along steep-sided valleys and wooded hillsides, Mahoning Creek Lake is a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere for kayakers, canoeists, and fishermen alike. Located near the dam is a shaded picnic area with restrooms, grills, picnic tables, a playground, and walking trails. Swimming is not permitted. You can schedule a tour of Mahoning Dam by calling 814-257-8811.

Boating Areas

KAYAKING & CANOEING

Allegheny River

Buffalo Creek

Cowanshannock Creek

Crooked Creek

Kiskiminetas River

Mahoning Creek

Redbank Creek

LAKE BOATING

Crooked Creek Lake

350 acres, public launch

Keystone Lake

850 acres, two access areas

Mahoning Creek Lake

280 acres, two access areas

ALLEGHENY RIVER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

P.O. Box 585, Natrona Heights

alleghenyriverdevelopment.org

PENNSYLVANIA FISH & BOAT COMMISSION

Southwest Region: 814-445-8974

Northwest Region: 814-337-0444

fishandboat.com

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PITTSBURGH DISTRICT

412-395-7100

lrp.usace.army.mil

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Lake

Outfitters

REDBANK VALLEY OUTFITTERS

159 Wright Ln, Mayport 814-229-3621

redbankvalleyoutfitters.com

Located between Lock and Dam 8 and Lock and Dam 9 on the Allegheny River, Redbank Valley Outfitters offers kayak rentals and shuttle services on the Allegheny River and the Redbank and Mahoning Creeks, as well as shuttles for biking the Armstrong and Redbank Trails.

THE HOOK UP

221 Riverside Dr, Freeport 724-252-7170

The Hook Up is a kayak and paddleboard rental company based in Freeport. Rental fees vary and include boat, PFD, and paddle. Inexperienced paddlers or those unfamiliar with the area can also reserve time with an instructor for paddling lessons.

THE RIVER’S EDGE CANOE & KAYAK

3158 River Rd, Leechburg 724-845-9501

the-rivers-edge.com

Situated along the beautiful Kiskiminetas River, The River’s Edge Canoe & Kayak is a canoe, kayak, and inner tube rental company. They also have a full-service bait and tackle shop and offer shuttle services for paddlers.

Marinas

BOULDER ON THE WATER

S Railroad St, Schenley 412-582-3677

boulder15656.com/water

Located at the intersection of the Kiski and Allegheny rivers, Boulder on the Water, formerly known as Schenley Marina, is a privately owned campground and marina where leaseholders can enjoy the outdoors.

NAUTICAL MILE CAMPGROUND & MARINA

530 Stone Ave, Templeton 724-868-2607

Camp, boat, fish, and relax in one location at this marina and campground located in beautiful Pool 8 of the Allegheny River On-site boat launch and boat dockage are available, and seasonal visitors and weekenders are welcome.

RIVERS EDGE CAMPGROUND & MARINA

209 Rivers Edge Rd, Cowansville, PA 724-545-6855

riversedgecamp.com

Located just below Lock and Dam 9 of the Allegheny River, Rivers Edge provides full slip rentals for the weekend or season. Launch your boat or jet ski from the marina and enjoy all that the Allegheny has to offer.

ROSSTON EDDY MARINA

170 Rosston Cir, Ford City 724-763-1202

rosstoneddymarina.com

Rosston Eddy Marina, the only full-service marina in Armstrong County, is located on the Allegheny River in Ford City. They have a full-time repair Marine Shop and a well-stocked Marine Store for all of your boating needs.

Scuba Diving

SCOTT’S SCUBA SERVICE

509 High St, Freeport 724-295-3500

scottsscuba.com

Scott’s Scuba Service is a PADI Five Star Center located in Freeport providing scuba lessons, courses, and dive events. Their retail shop offers a variety of scuba and snorkeling products from leaders in the industry, and they service gear in-house. Their travel program takes divers on both local adventures and global excursions.

IT IS BELIEVED THE NAME "ALLEGHENY" COMES FROM THE LENAPE WORD MEANING

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Beautiful stream Crooked Creek Lake

Fishing, Hunting AND Conservation

WARM WATER FISHING

Allegheny River

Buffalo Creek

Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek Lake

Keystone Lake

Kiskiminetas River

Mahoning Creek

Mahoning Lake

Redbank Creek

COLD WATER FISHING

Buffalo Creek

Cherry Run

Cornplanter Run

Cowanshannock Creek

Glade Run

Huling Run

Patterson Creek

Pine Creek

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FiSHiNG AREAS EXPERIENCE Buttermilk Falls

Outfitters & Ranges

BEN FRANKLIN RANGE

1130 Ridge Rd, Templeton 412-439-8751

benfranklinrange.com

The nation’s premier, one-ofa-kind facility providing elite training on 1,100+ acres featuring a customizable shoot house

EAST COAST GLOCKS

628 Neale Ave, Ford Cliff 724-902-7084

Firearm, ammo, and accessories store and Federal Firearms

License dealer featuring a variety of name brands

K&C FIREARMS AND SUPPLY

13610 State Rt 422, Kittanning 724-919-8224

kncfirearms.com

Bait & Tackle

GOODMAN’S BAIT & TACKLE

1836 Rte 66, Ford City 724-763-9519

Locally-owned bait and tackle shop selling live bait, tackle, fishing and hunting licenses, kayak permits, and more

ORTMANN FISHING PROJECT

Manorville

724-793-0762

Project organizing no-cost community fishing events and providing free bait and fishing gear to participants

STEINER’S OUTDOORS & MORE

798 Rte 68, East Brady 724-526-3442

Sporting goods store specializing in fishing gear and supplies, including rods, reels, combos, tackle, and bait

THE HOOK UP

221 Riverside Dr, Freeport 724-252-7170

Online and on-call bait and tackle shop delivering to Freeport's public boat dock, boat launch, and private dock spaces

THE RIVER’S EDGE CANOE & KAYAK

3158 River Rd, Leechburg 724-845-9501

the-rivers-edge.com

Bait and tackle shop offering live bait, terminal tackle, and lures in addition to canoe and kayak rentals

TRANSUE’S TACKLE

319 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-664-4512

Full-service tackle shop selling fishing tackle, fly fishing and fly tying supplies, line spooling, and fishing licenses

Class 3 dealer providing firearms, reloading equipment, ammo, tactical equipment, and gun transfers

PROMISE LAND HUNTING PRESERVE & SPORTING CLAYS

204 Spangler Rd, Freeport 724-295-9850

promiselandsportingclays.com

1,900-acre hunting reserve with two 16-station, fully-automated sporting clay courses and sporting clay team challenges

SHULTZ’S SPORTSMEN’S STOP

1146 Route 56, Apollo 724-478-2538

pagunshop.com

Family owned shop with a wide selection of brand-name firearms, compound bows, crossbows, ammo, and more

SPORTS COUNTRY ARCHERY

306 McVille Rd, Freeport 724-295-2022

Sporting goods store and indoor archery range offering youth and adult leagues in South Buffalo Township

VERONESI GUNWORKS

3258 Route 28/66, New Bethlehem 814-275-4382

Class 3 dealer and firearms shop with an in-house master gunsmith and custom shop on-site

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FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY

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Sportsmen’s Clubs State GameLands

APOLLO-SPRING CHURCH SPORTSMENS CLUB

1954 Route 56, Spring Church 724-478-1336

ascsportsmen.com

ARMSTRONG COUNTY SPORTSMEN AND CONSERVATION LEAGUE

Kiski Twp 724-840-5786

BUFFALO VALLEY BEAGLE & SPORTSMEN'S CLUB

365 Yellow Dog Rd, Worthington 724-297-3662 bvsc.webs.com

BURNT RIDGE BOW & GUN CLUB

493 Ridge Rd, Cowansville 724-545-2552

burntridgebowandgunclub.com

CADOGAN FIELD & STREAM ASSOCIATION

198 Hill Rd, Freeport 724-295-9909

CHERRY RUN GUN, ROD & REEL CLUB, INC.

645 Cherry Run Rd, Ford City 724-354-2482

DAYTON SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.

1074 Drake Rd, Dayton 814-257-9902

FORD CITY SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION

199 Gameland Rd, Kittanning 724-543-1405

FREEPORT SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

197 Horseshoe Dr, Freeport 724-295-4879

freeportsportsmensclub.com

GILPIN RIFLES, INC.

111 Fazio Dr, Leechburg gilpinrifles.com

KELLY STATION SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

657 Logansport Rd, Ford City 724-859-1921

KISKI TOWNSHIP

SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION

192 Wilson Rd, Avonmore 724-697-5335

kiskitwpsp.com

NORTH BUFFALO

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

255 Sportsman Rd, Kittanning 724-763-3944

northbuffalosc.com

PARKS TOWNSHIP

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

1111 Shipman Rd, Leechburg 724-845-2390

PINE CREEK

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

1169 Rte 1035, Templeton 724-545-6384

pinecreeksportsmen.com

PONY FARM TRAP AND GUN CLUB

592 Pony Farm Rd, Kittanning 724-954-4105

SEMINOLE ROD & GUN CLUB

248 Seminole Rd, Seminole 814-221-5164

SHANNOCK VALLEY

SPORTSMENS CLUB

446 Rte 1037, Rural Valley 724-783-6450

shannockvalleysportsmensclub.org

STATE GAME LANDS 105

2,613 acres | Big game

Located near Brady’s Bend

STATE GAME LANDS 137

923 acres | Multiple use

Located near South Bethlehem

STATE GAME LANDS 247

452 acres | Small game

Located in North Buffalo Twp

STATE GAME LANDS 259

206 acres | Big game

Located near Sugar Creek Twp

STATE GAME LANDS 287

1,167 acres | Multiple use

Located near Templeton

HUNTER ACCESS PROGRAM

Private lands open to hunters

5,361 acres OF STATE GAME LANDS IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY

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Conservation & Education

ARMSTRONG CONSERVATION DISTRICT

120 S Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-548-3425

armstrongcd.org

In cooperation with public and private partners, the Armstrong Conservation District promotes stewardship of the natural resources in Armstrong County.

ARROWHEAD CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED

Ford City tu.org

The Arrowhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a cold water conservation and education organization focusing on the protection and restoration of local trout streams and watersheds.

COWANSHANNOCK CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 307, Rural Valley cowanshannock.org

The Cowanshannock Creek Watershed Association promotes activities aimed at improving the water quality of Cowanshannock Creek and creating a healthier, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing environment.

CROOKED CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 446, Ford City crookedcreekallegheny.com

Crooked Creek Watershed Association works to improve the water quality in Crooked Creek and its tributaries, preserve and enhance natural resources and habitats, and increase public awareness and education.

KISKI

WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 83, Leechburg kiskiwatershed.wordpress.com

Kiski Watershed Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the environmental education, recreation, conservation, and rehabilitation of the natural and historical resources of the Kiski River and its tributaries.

ROARING RUN WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 333, Apollo roaringrunapollo.org

Founded in 1982, the Roaring Run Watershed Association’s mission is to conserve and protect the Roaring Run Watershed and to provide recreational opportunities for all. Waterfalls, huge boulders, and tree-covered hills make the area ideal for picnicking, hiking, and spending time in nature.

WESTERN PA OUTDOORS

2348 Lincoln Way, Ford City 724-902-7550

Western PA Outdoors specializes in wildlife food plots and pollinator plots for bees. Learn about plot preparation, choosing and planting the correct forage, and maintaining plots for maximum production and benefit to wildlife.

CONSERVATION

IS A CAREFUL PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORICAL RESOURCES

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OUR Golf Courses EXPERIENCE

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Lenape Heights Golf Resort

APOLLO ELKS COUNTRY CLUB

151 Elks Lodge Rd, Apollo 724-478-2939

apolloelkscountryclub.com

One of the top destinations for a round of golf in Apollo is the 18-hole golf course at the Apollo Elks Country Club Lodge 386. This course has it all, from picturesque scenery to some of the best grounds maintenance in the business.

BOSTONIA COUNTRY CLUB

PA-66, New Bethlehem 814-275-2553

Established in 1921, Bostonia Country Club is a 9-hole year-round public course offering terrific views in Distant. This course features 2,824 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. There is also a clubhouse on-site.

BIRDSFOOT GOLF CLUB

225 Furnace Run Rd, Freeport 724-295-3656

birdsfoot.com

This gorgeous golf destination sits on 185 acres and features 18 distinct holes among the rolling hills of Freeport to provide a challenging and enjoyable experience. The combination of innovative design, professional construction, state-of-the-art irrigation, and superior turf care create a true golfer’s paradise.

KITTANNING COUNTRY CLUB

218 Belltop Dr, Kittanning 724-543-2014

kittanningcountryclub.com

Kittanning Country Club offers golfers a challenging round on one of Western PA’s most highly regarded layouts. KCC is a private facility with a number of participation levels and features a pro shop, locker facilities, clubhouse, and banquet area.

LENAPE HEIGHTS GOLF RESORT

950 Golf Course Rd, Ford City 724-763-2201

lenapegolfresort.com

Lenape boasts spectacular views, a challenging course, and some of the best greens in the area. Their 18-hole golf course is a great choice for league and tournament play, casual outings with family and friends, or corporate and private group outings. There is also a pro shop, restaurant, boutique hotel, and banquet room on-site.

THE LINKS AT SPRING

CHURCH

3257 Brenhaven Ln, Apollo 724-478-5478

playthelinks.com

Nestled in the scenic hills of Armstrong County, The Links at Spring Church has become the preferred golf destination of golfers throughout Western Pennsylvania. The Links is an 18-hole public course and driving range with locker facilities, a pro shop, a restaurant, and other amenities.

WHITE BUFFALO GOLF COURSE

499 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-2582

theclubhouseonthehill.com

White Buffalo Golf Course at The Clubhouse on The Hill has a 9-hole golf course and an 18-hole foot golf course among the rolling hills of historic Freeport.

WHITE OAK GOLF COURSE

1009 State Route 839, Dayton 814-257-8847

whiteoakfarmsinc.com

This scenic 18-hole course was designed around the original contours provided by Mother Nature, allowing for a stroll or cart ride through the property without disturbing the manicured greens. The front 9 par 35 course is open and can be a great beginner course, while the back 9 par 36 provides a greater challenge for most golfers.

Disc Golf

CROOKED CREEK LAKE

214 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City

SUGARCREEK COMMUNITY PARK

1511 State Route 268, Cowansville

WEST HILLS COMMUNITY PARK

169 Heritage Park Dr, Kittanning

Golf Simulator

RICHARD G. SNYDER YMCA

1150 N. Water St, Kittanning 724-545-9622

The Richard G. Snyder YMCA debuted its new golf simulator in 2022. The simulator features multiple courses from across the world, accurate statistics after each swing, and a driving range available for 30-minute practice times. It can accommodate up to four players and is accessible to both YMCA members and non-members by appointment.

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Birdsfoot Golf Club

Footsteps of History EXPERIENCE

No matter where you are in Armstrong County, you’re walking in the footsteps of history.

During the French and Indian War, the village of Kit-Han-Ne was the center for Indian raids on the white settlements in Western Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland and Virginia. Colonel John Armstrong led 300 frontier troops in an attack on the village on the morning of September 8, 1756. Most of the village was destroyed and the tribe leader, Captain Jacobs, was killed. And although Armstrong suffered many losses, the battle was considered a victory because the tribe left the village and a majority of the raids ceased.

Armstrong County, named for Colonel Armstrong, was formed in 1800 from parts of Lycoming, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties. The county is home to many historical sites, including the Battle of Kittanning, the childhood home of Nellie Bly, Drake Log Cabin, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, and more.

Museums & Historical Societies

APOLLO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

317 N 2nd St, Apollo 724-478-2899

apollopahistory.com

ARMSTRONG COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

300 N McKean St, Kittanning 724-548-5707

achmgs.org

DAYTON AREA LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY & THE MARSHALL HOUSE

107 N State St, Dayton 814-257-8846

daytonpa.org

LEECHBURG AREA MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

118 1st St, Leechburg 724-845-8914

leechburgmuseum.org

SMICKSBURG AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY

59 E Kittanning St, Smicksburg 814-257-8083

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WAS THE ORIGINAL COUNTY SEAT AND REMAINS SO TODAY
DERIVED FROM THE NATIVE AMERICAN NAME KIT-HAN-NE, KITTANNING St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

THOMAS MARSHALL HOUSE The house, located in Dayton, was built in 1868 by Thomas H. Marshall. The architecture mixes general Victorian themes with elements of the earlier Greek Revival. It was restored by the Dayton Area Bicentennial Committee in 1976 and is now home to the Dayton Area Local History Society. Added in 1976

ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH This historic Roman Catholic church, located in Sugarcreek Township, was built in 1805. It is the oldest Catholic church still standing in Western Pennsylvania. Added in 1978

BRADY’S BEND IRON COMPANY

FURNACES Brady’s Bend Works is a set of historic blast furnaces and rolling mill located in Brady’s Bend Township. The furnaces are constructed of stone, with the first blown into production in 1840 and a second added in 1845. Added in 1980

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH St. Stephen’s Church is a historic Episcopal church located in Brady’s Bend Township. It was built in 1867 and is a one-story, sandstone building in the Gothic Revival style. In 1925, it was converted for use as a community meeting hall. Added in 1980

ARMSTRONG COUNTY COURTHOUSE & JAIL

Built between 1858 and 1860, the twostory brick and stone courthouse is located in Kittanning. The jail, built about 10 years later, housed 24 cells. The original jail is no longer in use today. Added in 1981

DRAKE LOG CABIN This historic log cabin located in Apollo was built around 1816 and is a 1.5-story, 1-room, rectangular log cabin with a gable roof and interior end stone chimney. It was restored in 1971 and opened to the public by the Apollo Area Historical Society. Added in 1983

BRIDGE BETWEEN MADISON & MAHONING TOWNSHIPS This historic concrete arch bridge is located at the borders of Madison Township and Mahoning Township. It was built in 1895 and is a solid spandrel two-span bridge that crosses Mahoning Creek. Added in 1988

COLWELL CUT VIADUCT Also known as Hogback Hill Bridge, this concrete arch bridge is located in Mahoning Township. Built in 1922, the three-span bridge crosses the Pittsburg and Shawmut Railroad.

Added in 1988

FORD CITY ARMORY The Ford City

Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at 301 Tenth St, Ford City. It was designed by architect Joseph F. Kuntz and was built in 1930. Known as 10th Street Station, it is now a popular banquet hall. Added in 1989

ALLEGHENY RIVER LOCKS & DAMS

NO. 5-9 All five locks and dams along the Allegheny River in Armstrong County are historic sites. For more information on the locks and dams, visit lrp.usace.army.mil. Added in 2000

14 Historic Places on the National Register

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, it is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. Armstrong County has 14 historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nellie Bly

Born in 1864 as Elizabeth Jane Cochran to the wealthy Judge Michael Cochran and his wife Mary Jane Kennedy of Cochran Mills, Armstrong County, Nellie Bly was an original crusader for the women’s suffrage movement and a world-renowned investigative journalist. She was a pioneer for healthcare and industrial reform and set a world record in 1889 by circling the globe in just 72 days. Her long list of impressive accomplishments includes going undercover as a patient at the infamous Blackwell’s Island Asylum in New York, patenting several inventions related to oil manufacturing, and traveling to Europe as the first woman to report from the trenches of the frontline. Nellie was raised in Apollo and her paternal grandmother, Catherine, was one of Apollo’s earliest settlers.

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Mildred Lankerd-Thomas Genealogical Library Former Pennsylvania Railroad Station
Drake Log Cabin

Arts AND Culture EXPERIENCE

Throughout the county in 2023 and beyond, our communities are embracing the experiences and opportunities that make Armstrong County a cultural destination for visitors — its lifestyle, its heritage, its arts, and its people. Our county continues to find ways to celebrate art, whether through a pop-up gallery, live music performance, theater production, dance recital, heritage festival, or other cultural events, and invites you to enjoy it all.

Cultural Festivals

FORT ARMSTRONG FOLK FESTIVAL

Kittanning Riverfront Park, Kittanning 724-543-6363

armstrongfestival.com

This annual event pays tribute to Armstrong County’s heritage along the banks of the Allegheny River in Kittanning. Each August, the four-day festival features a handcrafted artist market, live music, historical entertainment and demonstrations, delicious festival food, and more.

GREAT AMERICAN ETHNIC FEST & PARADE

Ford City Memorial Park, Ford City

The Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership hosts the annual Great American Ethnic Fest and Parade each September as a way to celebrate cultural diversity in the community and share traditions with locals and visitors.

Theater

ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY THEATER

214 E Main St, Worthington 724-297-3228

armstrongcommunitytheater.org

Founded in 2002, the Armstrong Community Theater is a community theater organization dedicated to providing a positive outlet for cultural and artistic expression to all of those who wish to entertain.

FREEPORT THEATRE FESTIVAL

2498 White Cloud Rd, Leechburg 724-295-1934

freeporttheatrefestival.org

Founded in 1989 and located on the Steele Farmstead, Freeport Theatre Festival is a summer community theatre offering the cherished classics as well as original historical dramas written by playwright Rennick Steele.

Music

ARTS ON THE ALLEGHENY

P.O. Box 1015, Kittanning artsontheallegheny.org

Arts on the Allegheny aims to enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free, high-quality entertainment at the John P. Murtha Amphitheatre in Kittanning and other venues throughout the county.

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ARTS ON THE ALLEGHENY

P.O. Box 1015, Kittanning

artsontheallegheny.org

Arts on the Allegheny aims to enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free, high-quality entertainment at the John P. Murtha Amphitheater along the Allegheny River.

BELMONT COMPLEX

415 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-548-1067

belmontcomplex.net

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has provided entertainment for visitors and locals through public skating and its outdoor pool.

EXPERIENCE

Attractions AND Entertainment

BLANKET HILL SPEEDWAY

12566 Route 422, Kittanning blankethillspeedway.com

Blanket Hill Speedway is a family-owned and operated oval dirt track striving to bring attendees a great night of racing from May through October.

THE BUBBLY BAR

506 High St, Freeport 724-882-4836

bubblybartending.com

Bubbly Bartending hosts a variety of pop-up workshops, events, and immersive experiences throughout the year at its new brick and mortar location in Freeport.

CHECK’S RADIO MUSEUM

1114 Seybertown Rd, Karns City 724-526-5202

Opened in 1999, Check’s Radio Museum is home to roughly 1,500 radios collected by Mel Check. Admission to view the private collection is free and by appointment only.

CHEROKEE HELICOPTER SERVICE

2228 Garretts Run Rd, Ford City 412-897-1495

cherokeehelicopter.com

Cherokee Helicopter Service provides unique VIP tour options and charter trips throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.

CU BOWLING LANES

910 6th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1661

The Slovak CU Club is a local social club featuring an old-school bowling alley and a banquet hall available for birthday parties, receptions, dinners, and more.

DAYTON FAIR

104 Fairground Rd, Dayton 814-257-8332

daytonfair.org

There’s something for everyone in your family at the annual Great Dayton Fair, including live music, harness racing, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, and amusement rides.

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DING-A-LING SPORTS CLUB

Rural Valley

724-783-7130

This local non-profit organization supports athletics in the community with fundraising tournaments for studentathlete scholarships and youth athletic programs.

EAST COAST BATTLE AXES

628 Neale Ave, Ford Cliff 724-902-7084

East Coast Battle Axes is a new state-of-the-art indoor axe-throwing facility located next to East Coast Glocks. The facility is a member of the International Axe Throwing Federation.

EMPTY NEST ART STUDIO

111 Brown Ln, Shelocta 724-422-5270

emptynestartstudio.com

Empty Nest strives to foster imagination and creativity in by helping everyone create beautiful art while having a great time doing it.

FALCON LANES

437 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1561

Bring the family to Falcon Lanes for an evening full of fun, competitive bowling, and great food. The bowling alley hosts open bowling, glow bowling, and birthday parties.

FORD CITY SCHOOL’S OUT FAMILY FUNFEST

Third St, Ford City 724-763-3974

Organized by the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership, this five-day Family FunFest is a great way to kick off summer vacation.

FORT ARMSTRONG CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City 724-859-5572

fortarmstrongrodeo.com

The Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo, held annually in July, provides excitement for the whole family. Enjoy all of rodeo’s greatest events, like barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, and more.

FORT ARMSTRONG FOLK FESTIVAL

Kittanning Riverfront Park, Kittanning 724-543-6363

armstrongfestival.com

The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is an annual festival held along the banks of the beautiful Allegheny River in Kittanning. This festival honors and celebrates our rich history and heritage in Armstrong County

FREEPORT EVENT CENTER

325 4th St, Freeport 724-540-5424

freeporteventcenter.com

The Freeport Event Center is a locally-owned community space that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from concerts and dance recitals to conferences and expos.

FREEPORT INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL INVITATIONAL

324 Second St, Freeport

freeportinternationals.com

This annual week-long baseball tournament takes place at James E. Swartz Memorial Field in Freeport and other fields in the region. The event ends with an all-star game and fireworks.

KING LANES

590 S Water St, Kittanning

724-543-2715

King Lanes is available for open bowl, bowling leagues and tournaments, birthday parties, glow bowling, and other special events.

KITTANNING BOAT RACES: RIVERBRATION

S Water St, Kittanning

724-224-3400

Presented by the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber, Riverbration is an annual weekend-long APBA powerboat racing event full of fun, excitement, and thrills for the whole family.

LEECHBURG AREA POOL

167 Park Rd, Leechburg 724-845-8171

leechburgpool.com

Tucked away in a quiet wooded area of GilpinLeechburg Park, the public pool features a high dive, slide, sand volleyball court, giant checkerboard, Gaga ball pit, baby pool, and an ADA lift.

MARKET STREET ART

118 Market St, Leechburg

412-780-5923

Market Street Art hosts paint classes on-site and at various locations by appointment only. The shop also carries art supplies and handmade items for sale.

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OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER AT CROOKED CREEK

142 Kerr Rd, Ford City 724-763-6316

armstrongcenter.org/odc

This multi-use facility hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including educational talks, book clubs, youth camps, hikes, outdoor recreation sessions, movie nights, and more.

PARADISE PARK

1581 State Rte 268, Cowansville 724-545-1540

paradiseparkpa.com

Entertainment comes alive at Paradise Park with the largest covered outdoor pavilion in the area, accommodating up to 2,500 people.

PROSPECT PRO WRESTLING (2PW)

214 E. Main St, Worthington prospectprowrestling.com

2PW is a professional wrestling promotion that provides affordable entertainment to Armstrong County. Shows are held at the Worthington Civic Center on a monthly basis.

PURPLE PINKIE POTTERY

101 Dudas Ln, Kittanning 724-664-3551

purplepinkiepottery.com

Purple Pinkie Pottery is a paint your own pottery studio that holds painting classes, self-paint hours, and monthly happy hours.

RADIOACTIVE EVENTS CENTER

227 Market St, Kittanning 724-209-7033

radioactiveeventscenter.com

Radioactive Events Center is a family-owned and operated venue and nonprofit organization providing a professional platform for artists to learn, grow, and showcase their talent.

RENSHAW FARMS

314 Ford City Rd, Freeport 724-294-0061

renshawfarms.com

Renshaw Farms brings people together each summer and fall for its Sunflower Days and Pumpkin Fest events.

RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN THEATRE

1114 Lees Lake Ln, Vandergrift 724-568-1250

riversidedrivein.com

Riverside Drive In Theatre is the only operating drive-in movie theater in the area. Opening for the season in April, Riverside shows movies weekly and hosts themed movie nights.

VALARENA SK8 LAND

320 18th St, North Apollo 724-478-3065

A family-friendly fixture in the Apollo community since 1949, VALarena SK8 Land hosts various open skate nights, private parties, and other seasonal skating and nonskating events.

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Dayton Fair Riverbration Worthington Fireman's Parade Armstrong Trails Cadet Restaurant

Agritourism EXPERIENCE

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CROOKED CREEK HORSE PARK

467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City 724-859-5572

crookedcreekhorsepark.com

97+ acre multi-use facility and horse park offering everything for horse enthusiasts, from horse shows and rodeos to clinics and trail and endurance rides.

DAYTON FAIR

104 Fairground Rd, Dayton 814-257-8332

daytonfair.org

Armstrong County’s annual country fair providing entertainment for the whole family, including amusement rides, live music, livestock judging, and more.

FAITH FARM

Adrian

724-545-6917

Equestrian center in Adrian offering full-service boarding, training, lessons, and on-site farrier services.

FORT ARMSTRONG CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City 724-859-5572

fortarmstrongrodeo.com

Annual rodeo featuring all of rodeo’s greatest events, like barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, live music, and other entertainment.

KEYSTONE PROFESSIONAL FARRIER SERVICE

Adrian 724-954-0520

Farrier specializing in corrective and natural trims for light and mini horses, donkeys, mules, and goats.

M&L STABLES

301 Hollow Rd, Cowansville 724-545-7861

Family-owned and operated facility offering horseback riding lessons, training, farrier services, trail rides, and boarding and shoeing services for visitors and locals alike.

RENSHAW FARMS

314 Ford City Rd, Freeport 724-294-0061

renshawfarms.com

Local farm and wedding venue that hosts various seasonal events throughout the year, including Pumpkin Fest and Sunflower Days.

ROARING RUN

EQUESTRIAN CENTER

1036 Martin Rd, Apollo 724-478-3872

roaringrunequestrian.com

Educational hub for horses and riders providing superior learning experiences in Western PA through clinics, lessons, boarding, and training.

WHISPERING PINES FARMS

Recreation & Events AGRITOURISM

1980 State Route 28/66, Kittanning 724-859-1811

Local farm offering pumpkin picking, sleigh rides, and seasonal events, including summer farm camps. Also selling beef, pork, chicken, and turkey.

IS THE PRACTICE OF TOURING AGRICULTURAL AREAS TO SEE FARMS AND PARTICIPATE IN FARM ACTIVITIES

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Greenhouses & Nurseries Farm Fresh Products

BARRY’S GROUND COVER

1615 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1391

Seasonal pop-up nursery located at Brightmeyer's Greenhouse, open daily, March through May.

BOWSER'S CHRISTMAS TREES

192 Clearfield Pike, Kittanning 724-525-5543

Family-owned business selling fresh-cut, live ball, and burlap trees, holiday wreaths, and oversized trees.

DAVIS GREENHOUSE

204 Booher Rd, Kittanning 724-548-7178

Greenhouse providing perennials, annuals, shrubs, and other garden needs.

FLEMING’S CHRISTMAS TREES

162 Pine Branch Hollow Rd, Shelocta 724-549-5806

Four-generation choose and cut tree farm open late November and December.

FORD’S FLOWERS

350 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2113

Family-run greenhouse offering arrangements, wreaths, houseplants, outdoor decor, and more for over 60 years.

GREENHOUSE #22

1801 Route 66, Ford City 724-763-8034

greenhouse22.com

Family-owned and operated greenhouse offering succulents, vegetables, annuals, succulent dishes, and beautiful baskets.

KOLECK’S GREENHOUSE

112 1st Street, New Bethlehem 814-275-2707

Family-run nursery in Putneyville selling a wide range of specialty flowers, vegetables, fruit bushes, hanging baskets, and garden accessories.

LENAPE GARDEN CENTER

347 Main St, Ford City 724-763-3000

Full-service landscape provider and retail garden center featuring an assortment of beautiful annuals and perennials, shrubs, and trees.

WOFFORDS TREE FARM

1030 Wofford Ln, Rural Valley 724-783-7637

Family-owned and operated Christmas tree farm in Rural Valley selling trees, seasonal green and decorative wreaths, and home decor.

ACORN HOLLOW FARM

310 Kunkle Rd, Kittanning 724-783-6966

acornhollowfarm.com

23-acre farmette based in Kittanning producing organic vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes, cabbage, squash, potatoes, and more.

BECK QUALITY WHOLESALE PRODUCE

352 State Rt 28/66, Kittanning

724-543-1982

Initially started in 1909 as Dentici Produce, BQWP is a staple for quality produce, exceptional customer service, and tradition.

BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION

140 State Rte 1025, Dayton 814-257-8523

Weekly livestock auction and marketplace held on Wednesdays in Dayton. Various meals and desserts are also available for purchase at the snack bar

FLOWER HILL FLEECES

Kittanning flowerhillfleeces.com

230-acre Shetland and Icelandic sheep farm producing quality homegrown and hand dyed yarn.

FREEHLING FARMS

570 Lemmon Hollow Rd, Kittanning

724-664-7403

Local chicken farm selling chicks, and juvenile chickens, started pullets, and the occasional turkey, guinea, and duck.

GOOSE CREEK GARDENS

229 Resthome Rd, Cowansville goosecreekgardens.com

Multi-generation family cut flower farm providing the freshest florals to the Pittsburgh region wholesale and at their self-serve flower shack.

GOLDSTROHM FARMS

10465 State Route 85, Kittanning 724-783-7107

goldstrohmfarmsllc.business.site

Family-owned farm offering red, white, and yellow table stock potatoes. Their season runs from September through December 1st.

KISTACO FARM MARKET

3403 Balsiger Rd, Apollo 724-478-4361

kistaco.com

Family-owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and specializing in apples and apple cider.

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LE-ARA FARMS

1787 Winfield Rd, Worthington 724-543-2628

learafarms.com

Family dairy farm providing high-quality raw milk and other local products, such as cheeses, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and more.

LEISURE ACRES LLAMAS

New Bethlehem

814-275-2400

llamalove.com

One-stop resource for llamas and llama information conveniently located in the scenic woodlands of northwestern Pennsylvania.

MAPLE RIDGE FARM & BAKERY

3086 Riffer Rd, Apollo 724-422-3883

mapleridgefarm.net

Local farm and bakery specializing in farm-fresh foods made with real, wholesome ingredients, homemade baked goods, and more.

MOWERY FAMILY FARMS

475 E Main St, Dayton

814-591-7181

Local farm committed to raising and selling high-quality grassfed beef, Devon breeding stock cattle, and Devon cross feeder cattle.

MYERS PICKLE FARM

969 State Rt 66, Leechburg 724- 842-1691

Family-owned vegetable farm established in 1866. Find a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruits at the stand, or pick your own produce

POND HILL FARM

1172 Freeport Rd, Slate Lick pondhillfarmstore.com

Small, bio-intensive vegetable farm offering vegetables, fresh cut flowers, and CSAs open by appointment only.

RENT THE CHICKEN

Freeport 844-310-8782

rentthechicken.com

Unique backyard chicken service providing a 6-month rental to get started with backyard hens. They also have a Hatch the Chicken program.

ROBINSON'S GREENHOUSE AND FARM MARKET

1854 State Route 28/66, Kittanning 724-545-7125

Greenhouse and farmer’s market selling a variety of flowers and local seasonal produce, giftware, jams, jellies, and pickled items.

ROOTSPRING FARM

South Bend Township rootspringfarm.com

75-acre farm providing locally and naturally grown flowers to Armstrong County and the Pittsburgh region through CSAs, markets, and wholesale distribution.

SACRED GATE FARM

942 Old State Rd, Apollo 724-858-2880

Family-owned farm offering superior quality blueberry plants, raspberry plants, elderberry plants and blackberry plants with pickyour-own options.

TRI-COUNTY FARM

1970 Dayton Rd, Dayton 724-954-8685

Family-owned farm in Dayton currently specializing in beef and pork sales and soon expanding to offer turkey and chicken.

VALRAY FARM

140 Schaeffer Ln, Kittanning 724-543-5933

valrayfarm.wixsite.com/valray-farm

First-generation farm offering natural, pasture-raised pork, whole chickens and turkeys, free-range eggs, chicks, pullets, and piglets.

WHO COOKS FOR YOU FARM

383 Mill Seat Run Rd, New Bethlehem 814-256-3858

whocooksforyoufarm.com

First-generation organic family farm offering traditional and market CSAs, online seedling purchases, and farmers' market pop-ups.

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FOOD and beverage EXPERIENCE

Bakeries

CAKE SHOTTS

1574 State Rte 1042, Dayton 724-954-0161

cakeshotts.com

FORD CITY NATIONAL BAKERY

821 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-7684

GOAT DONUTS

158 Market St, Leechburg 724-236-0393

NANA'S BAKE SHOP

709 N Water St, Rural Valley 724-493-0996

nanasbakeshop2.weebly.com

Opening Spring 2023

THE CROW’S CUPBOARD

219 S Farren Ave, Parker 724-556-1508

thecrowscupboard.com

THE FARMHOUSE MARKET & BAKERY

309 E Saltwork St, Elderton 724-354-6113

thefarmhousemarketbakery.com

Coffee Shops

1833 COFFEE AND TEA CO.

300 5th St, Freeport 724-295-3183

1833coffee.com

COAL TOWN COFFEE & CAFE

4034 2nd St, NuMine

COCO COFFEEHOUSE

163 Market St, Leechburg 931 4th Ave, Ford City 724-842-0255

CURLY TAIL COFFEE

169 Butler Rd, Kittanning curlytailcoffee.com

ISPIRARE COFFEE

140 Market St, Kittanning 724-793-7253

ispirarecoffee.com

MISSION COFFEE & TEA CO.

143 Reed Rd, Kittanning 724-548-5643

R&P COFFEE CO.

701 East Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-5021

rpcoffeeco.com

Convenience, Deli & Grocery

BENCH RACERS

CONVENIENCE STORE

538 Troy Hill Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2349

benchracers1.com

BJ'S COUNTRY STORE

651 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-1980

CROOKED CREEK MARKET

1880 PA-66, Ford City 724-763-1160

DIMAIO’S SUPERMARKET

4077 3rd St, NuMine 724-783-6741 dimaiosmarket.com

DISTANT VILLAGE MART 3281 PA-66, New Bethlehem 814-275-3354

FRANKLIN VILLAGE SHOP ‘N SAVE

1 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-543-6389

shopnsavefood.com

GEARHART'S COUNTRY MARKET

102 S State St, Dayton 814-257-0127

HANKEY’S RIVERSIDE

25 Manor Plaza, Ford City 724-763-1363

hankeysriverside.com

MARKET ON SECOND 112 2nd Street, Leechburg 724-980-4799

PUTNEYVILLE STORE 1047 State Rte 1025, New Bethlehem 814-275-2808

SPRANKLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET

117 3rd St, Leechburg 724-845-2671

151 North McKean St, Kittanning 724-543-5111

spranklesmarkets.com

THE MARKET ON REYNOLDS

416 Reynolds Ave, Kittanning 724-543-6719

WELTER’S COUNTRY MARKET

104 N River Ave, Parker 724-399-2541

WORTHINGTON MARKET

159 E Main St, Worthington 724-297-3607

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Essential Fermentation

Food Trucks

CRACKED EGG CATERING CO.

222 Fifth St, Freeport 724-448-5220

FUNKY MONKEY DONUTS

Kittanning 724-664-7294

GRAVY GRIDDLE CO.

Kittanning 724-664-6462

J&J’S SMOKEHOUSE

120 Rosston Cir, Ford City 724-902-9186

STUDECAKERS

Ford City 724-664-4536

Ice Cream

FROSTY’S FROZEN DELIGHTS

119 White Oak Rd, Rural Valley 724-783-2214

HOLY SUNDAE

439 Washington St, Parker 724-399-2071

JORDANS SOFT SERVE

440 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-545-1107

KRISTIN’S ICE CREAM

KORNER – KICK

322 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-545-3289

SPEEDY’S TASTY TREATS

1000 Main St, Ford City 724-763-3291

SWEET DELIGHTS

3210 PA-28, New Bethlehem 814-275-1484

THE ICE CREAM PUMP

333 PA-66, Leechburg 724-845-3491

WIDNOON SOFT SERVE

911 Mahoning Rd, Templeton 724-868-2464

Meateries

BROWN’S CUSTOM MEATS

190 Slaughterhouse Rd, Dayton 814-257-8629

GLADE RUN MEATS

108 S State St, Dayton 814-257-2021

GRAHAM’S CUSTOM BUTCHERING

12876 US-422, Kittanning 724-664-9312

J&J’S SMOKEHOUSE

120 Rosston Cir, Ford City 724-902-9186

KASANICKY FARM MEATS

205 Razz Rd, Leechburg 724-448-7464

KEVIN'S QUALITY MEATS

451 N Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-545-7877

kevinsqualitymeats.com

KIRKWOOD’S SMOKED MEATS

346 Cash Dollar Rd, Shelocta 724-448-2019

SILVIS & SON MEAT PROCESSING

567 State Rte 1037, Dayton 814-257-8642

STITT’S MEATERY & SMOKEHOUSE

380 S Jefferson St, Kittanning Opening Summer 2023

TOY’S CUSTOM BUTCHERING

1988 State Rte 66, Ford City 724-763-7070 724-548-4868

Wineries & Breweries

THE RUSTIQUE LOG CABIN & BLACK DOG WINE COMPANY

115 Sandy Flat Rd, Kittanning 724-545-7549

blackdogwinecompany.com

EDGEWOOD WINERY AND EVENT CENTER

1637 Route 56 East, Spring Church 724-478-4373 edgewoodwinery.com

ESSENTIAL FERMENTATION

309 5th St, Freeport 724-295-4488

essentialfermentation.com

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Heroes Bar & Grill
Lock 5 Tavern National Public House
The Crow's Cupboard

Restaurants

1844 RESTAURANT

690 State Rte 66, Leechburg 724-845-1844 1844restaurant.com

A MANO EATERY

250 S Water St, Kittanning 724-793-7318 amanoeatery.com

ALLEGHENY MARINER

1301 N Water St, Kittanning 724-545-6646 alleghenymariner.com

AVI'S TAVERN

98 W Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-6922

BAREFOOT BAR & GRILL

614 Schenley Rd, Leechburg 724-845-7624 barefootbargrill.com

BIG DOGS

115 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-919-8455

BOB’S PLACE

103 Wayne Ave, Parker 724-399-4221

BRICKYARD FREEPORT

512 High St, Freeport 724-525-8690

BROKEN BOTTLE

11812 PA-85, Kittanning 724-545-6608

BUGSY’S PIZZA

180 S Jefferson Way, Kittanning 724-548-1002 bugsys.pizza

CADET RESTAURANT 13514 US-422, Kittanning 724-543-2704 cadetrestaurant.com

CARLESI'S RESTAURANT AND PIZZA

15146 US-422

Worthington 724-297-3882

CENTRAL RESTAURANT

204 N Warren Ave, Apollo 724-478-3673

CHARLEY’S PLACE 114 W Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-6381

CHINA KING 119 3rd St, Leechburg 724-845-3388

CICERO'S BAR & GRILL

115 3rd St, Leechburg 724- 845-1717

COOL WATER SALOON

1359 State Rte 56 E, Apollo 724-478-4501

CRYSTAL'S CAFE

134 South Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-543-3890

DIMAIO'S RISTORANTE' 106 Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-2299

DOB-BROS COUNTRY KITCHEN 3427 PA-156, Spring Church 724-478-3890

DOLLY’S DINER 2126 River Rd, North Apollo 724-596-4352

FALSETTI'S VILLA

1563 Ford City Rd, Kittanning 724-763-2266 falsettisvilla.com

FLAVIO'S RESTAURANT

212 N Warren Ave, Apollo 724-478-2961

FORD'S GRILL & TAVERN

950 Golf Course Rd, Ford City 724-763-2201 lenapegolfresort.com/dine

FRANKIE'S ON 2ND 83 Second St, Leechburg 724-236-9054 frankieson2nd.com

GARDA’S RESTAURANT

2033 PA-66, Ford City 724-763-7676 gardasrestaurant.biz

GRUMPY’S PIZZA

204 E Main St, Worthington 724-297-3003

HAPPY DAY CAFÉ

101 Main St, Leechburg 724-845-9243

HARPER’S GRILL

320 10th St, Ford City 724-902-7653 harpersgrillpa.com

HEROES BAR & GRILL 190 Clearfield Pike, Kittanning 724- 919-8276

HOT SPOT HOTEL & LOUNGE

294 N Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-543-3611

KISKI RIVER LODGE 2847 River Rd, Vandergrift 724-567-5405

LEECHBURG PIZZA COMPANY 101 Market St, Leechburg 724-236-0841 leechburgpizza company.com

LIBERTY CORNER TAVERN 500 Market St, Freeport 724-295-4310

LOCK 5 TAVERN 220 5th St, Freeport 724-295-2500 lock5tavern.com

MARGARITAS MEXICAN GRILL & BAR

325 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-793-7229 margaritas-mexican-grillbar.business.site

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MEL’S PIZZERIA

353 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-543-1010 melspizzeria.com

MILLER’S HOAGIES

838 4th Ave #1105, Ford City

724-763-1711

140 N Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-2108

MORGAN & CLYDE'S SALOON

242 Prospect Ave, Cadogan 724-763-8568

NATIONAL PUBLIC HOUSE

127 Market St, Leechburg 724-236-0450 nationalpublichouse.com

NEW HOUSE OF HUNAN

502 Main St, Ford City 724-763-3312

NIKI'S QUICK SIX

1024 1st St, Vandergrift 724-568-4337 1774 PA-56, Spring Church 724-478-5466

NITE COURTS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

403 Main St, Ford City 724-763-7199 nitecourts.com

NOVICK’S 733 W Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-2446

NOVOTNY'S GROCERIES & PIZZA

1981 W Winfield Rd, Worthington 724-545-2900

novotnyspizzaslatelick.com

O’DONNELLS BAR & GRILL 208 N River Ave, Parker 724-818-5043

OAKWOOD TAVERN 108 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-548-5115

OLD HOUSE OF HUNAN 400 S Water St, Kittanning 724-548-4868

ORCHARD HILLS BAR & GRILL 1011 State Route 56 E, Apollo 724-478-3061

PAMPENO’S GOOD EATS & SWEET TREATS 900 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-2255

PATRICK'S PUB 205 1st St, Apollo 724-478-1061

PHO HUE

15 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-543-5100

PORTAGE INN 860 State Route 66, Leechburg 724-845-9861

RACHEL’S ROADHOUSE 27 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-545-3413

springfields.com/rachelsroadhouse-kittanning-pa/

ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE

1106 State Rte 56 E, Apollo 724-596-4634

RYAN’S CREEK HOUSE

171 Crooked Creek Dam Rd, Ford City 724-902-7650 ryanscreekhouse.com

SIRENA PIZZA & BURGH BAR

14 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-543-6226 sirenapizza.com

STANLEY’S BAR & GRILL

507 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-9774

STAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR

1612 Allison Ave, North Apollo 724-478-4480

THE CHIEF BAR & GRILL

13445 State Rte 422, Kittanning 724-543-4453

THE COUNTY SEAT

340 S Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-548-1827

THE CRAFT HOUSE & GASTROPUB 411 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-919-8070 crafthousekittanning.com

THE EDGE #SAX4THAVE 501 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1070

THE INN RESTAURANT & BAR 2240 Freeport Rd, Kittanning 724-545-1601

THE PARKER HOUSE HOTEL 306 N River Ave, Parker 724-399-9911

THE MEREDITH INN

138 N Water St, Kittanning 724-793-7364 themeredithinn.com

THE PIZZARIA 509 11th St, Ford City 724-763-2401 thepizzaria.com

THE RAINBOW INN 323 2nd St, Freeport 724-295-0130

THE SANDWICH HOUSE 15736 US-422, Elderton 724-354-3048

THE VALLEY CAFÉ 710 Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-2004

THEE LOG CABIN RESTAURANT

11141 US-422, Elderton 724-354-3003

TUCK’S PIZZA 1922 River Rd, North Apollo 724-478-1902

TWIN PINES TAVERN 106 McGregor Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2714

WHISKEY THROTTLED 12416 US-422, Kittanning 724-545-7600

WICK CITY SALOON 1105 Orr Ave, Kittanning 724-545-9773

YAMATO SUSHI

212 Market St, Kittanning 724-580-8686

yamatojapanesepa.com

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The Farmhouse Market & Bakery The Craft House & Gastropub Ryan's Creek House Edgewood Winery

Antiques

JUNK O RAMA

930 PA-68, East Brady

724-496-3667

Unique antique store located in Brady’s Bend

MARKET STREET

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

133 Market St, Leechburg

724-236-0646

Multi-vendor antique store selling high-quality antiques and collectibles

RUMAN & KRAFT ANTIQUES

155 Market St, Leechburg

724-845-7770

Antique store with an eclectic assortment of antiques and collectibles across eras

TRIXI’S TREASURES

608 Main St, Rural Valley

724-388-3783

New shop carrying antiques, gifts, and collectibles opening in 2023

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

WE MISS BACK WHEN ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES

209 1st St, Apollo 724-478-9818

Antique shop offering 3,500 square feet of antiques and collectibles from 20+ dealers

Boutiques & Clothing Shops

700 SHOP

117 Market St, Kittanning 724-543-6016

Clothing store specializing in casual and name-brand clothing and men’s rentals

DD’S UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

11268 US 422, Elderton

724-840-1769

Unique, affordable fashion boutique selling apparel and accessories

FORMAL DRESSES FOR LESS

1445 Freeport Rd, Kittanning 724-548-5026

formaldressesforless.com

Formal long and short dresses, shoes, jewelry, and hair accessories for school events

FORMAL REFLECTIONS, DRESSES BY THE POND

116 Arner Rd, Freeport 724-295-9361

Boutique specializing in formal gowns for school dances and outfits for first communion

GET DRESSED FORMALS

153 Market St, Leechburg

724-393-4554

New and consigned women’s formal attire for weddings, proms, homecomings, and more

LEISURELY BOUTIQUE

134 North McKean St, Kittanning

724-548-4554

Retail shop offering clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more

LOCUST GROVE COUNTRY SHOP

3153 Garvers Ferry Rd, Apollo 724-478-1846

locustgrovepa.com

Country store selling a variety of boots, apparel, accessories, and hunting goods

NELLIE'S BOUTIQUE

480 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-3535

Women’s boutique specializing in New York styles and career fashion clothing

SASSY SOUL BOUTIQUE

130 Market St, Kittanning

724-919-0184

Women’s boutique featuring a variety of affordable clothing and accessories

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Experience Armstrong, Inc.

Florists

BETWEEN THE VINES FLORAL DESIGNS

299 Red Mill Rd, Kittanning

724-919-7359

Mother and daughter-owned floral shop hosting arrangement classes and other activities

DARLENE’S FLOWERS & GIFT SHOP

11158 U.S. 422, Elderton 724-354-3110

Florist offering arrangements for weddings and other special occasions, gifts, cards, and more

FLOWERS ON MULBERRY

103 Mulberry St, Kittanning

724-919-8444

flowersonmulberry.com

Florist specializing in fresh and silk flower arrangements and gifts for all occasions

JACKIE’S FLOWER & GIFT SHOP

300 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-543-7064

jackiesflowersandgift.com

Florist offering a variety of fresh flowers and arrangements, gourmet baskets, and gifts

KIMBERLY’S FLORAL AND DESIGN

13448 State Route 422 Ste. 4, Kittanning 724-545-3053

kimberlysfloralanddesign.com

Florist specializing in fresh flower and silk arrangements, gifts, and tuxedo and suit rentals

LEECHBURG FLORAL CO

141 Market St, Leechburg 724-845-2244

leechburgfloral.com

Florist providing arrangements of fresh, dried, and silk flowers, furniture, and antiques

Gift Shops

COLEMAN'S SURPLUS

2519 PA-156, Shelocta 724-478-1479

Gift shop and convenience store open seven days a week

DOWN RIGHT PRIMITIVES

625 Oak Ridge Rd, Oak Ridge 814-221-5968

Locally-owned shop selling seasonal pieces, handmade signs, and home decor

EARTHBOUND APOTHECARY

114 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-221-2268

Shop featuring handmade bath and body products, candles, teas, classes, and more

GARDNERS CANDIES

8 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-545-6106 gardnerscandies.com Shop featuring the finest Gardners Candies, gift items, and home decor pieces

HAIR TRICKS AND COUNTRY GIFTS

223 Butler St, Kittanning 724-545-8290

Hair salon and gift shop selling home decor, gift items, and custom products

JANNY’S HALLMARK SHOP

310 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-1401

Retail shop specializing in greeting cards, gift wrap, ornaments, and gifts for all occasions

KITTANNING NEWS

239 Market St Ste. 2, Kittanning 724-548-8916

Greeting card shop with a large selection of gifts, ornaments, books, magazines, and more

MARY’S UNIQUE GIFTS & CONFERENCE CENTER

1104 Dunbar Airport Ln, Kittanning 724-919-8011

Gift shop with handmade items, custom orders, and meeting room rentals

MOSTLY OAK WOODCRAFTS

643 Cessna Run Rd, Rural Valley 724-354-2836

Showroom selling handcrafted items made from oak, cherry, and other Pennsylvania hardwoods

MY DAD’S FARM

345 Fort Run Rd, Ford City

Seasonal pop-up shop open twice a year selling handmade decor, gifts, and more

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Flowers on Mulberry Gardners Candies

MYSTIC BEAUTY SPIRITUAL WELLNESS STUDIO

418 3rd Ave, Ford City 724-664-9867

mymysticbeauty.com

Studio selling crystals, jewelry, bath salts, sugar scrubs, macrame, and more

ONE IDEA BOOKS & GIFTS

244 Market St, Leechburg visitoneidea.com

Independent book and gift shop specializing in women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ authors

SHINGLED SHED

2185 Stroupes Rd, Kittanning 724-664-7884

Gift shop specializing in new and used antiques, primitives, and thrifted wares

SWEET HOME PA

245 Market St, Kittanning 724-859-1596

Gift shop selling hand-poured candles, vegan soap, spa items, handmade jewelry, and more

THE COPPER DOOR

699 Glade Run Rd, Kittanning 724-545-9637

Family-owned country store selling home goods, seasonal craft items, gifts, and more

THE CREATIVE CUPBOARD

1908 A River Rd, North Apollo 225 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-596-4539

Small cafe and gift shop selling locally-made wares in North Apollo and West Kittanning

THE MERCANTILE

318 5th St, Freeport 724-257-1442

thefreeportmercantile.com

Modern-day general store with handmade goods, cozy apparel, and more

THE OLD SHADY PLAIN SCHOOLHOUSE

1677 Shady Plain Rd, Apollo 724-584-7313

Specialty craft and gift shop located in an 1857 schoolhouse in Apollo

THE RUSTIQUE LOG CABIN & BLACK DOG WINE COMPANY

115 Sandy Flat Rd, Kittanning 724-545-7549

therustiquelogcabin.com

Home decor shop with antique finds, hand-crafted items, farmhouse decor, wine, and more

Specialty

350 CYCLES

131 Booth Rd, Leechburg 724-859-6174

350cycle.com

Independent shop buying, selling, and trading vintage and modern dirtbikes, ATVs, and more

AMERICAN KOI COMPANY

265 S. Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-578-8405

Retail koi farm specializing in domestic and Japanese imported koi

CHAMBERS JEWELERS

415 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-3522

chambersjewelers.net

Jewelry store specializing in custom, personalized jewelry pieces

DILICK’S 5TH AVENUE

JEWELRY

938 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-6342

Locally-owned jewelry store with a large selection of highquality pieces

G&T SPORTS CARDS PLUS

320 5th St, Freeport 724-954-2242

gtcardsplus.com

Card shop buying and selling sports cards, trading cards, memorabilia, collectibles, and more

KIBUK CYCLE SALES

13776 State Rte 422, Kittanning 724-548-7628

kibukcycle.com

Premier motorcycle and ATV dealer and service center for 40+ years

OBERST'S PET PARADISE

1703 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-7929

Pet shop carrying a wide array of exotic pets and pet supplies

SMAIL'S CUSTOM DRUM SHOP

134 Market St, Kittanning 724-548-4725

smailscustomdrumshop.com

Armstrong County’s only fullline music store providing every instrument for your music needs

SPOKES

128 Market St, Leechburg 724-884-1490

gospokes.com

Locally owned, full-service bicycle shop providing custom builds and extensive repairs

STILLER MOTORSPORTS,

13298 U.S. 422, Kittanning 724-545-1070

stillermotorsports.com

Motorsports dealership selling and servicing motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs

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Fair's Woodshop Little Mahoning Creek Pottery

THE FISH BOWL TOO

725 N Warren Ave, Apollo 724-478-5447

thefishbowltoo.com

Pet shop carrying fish and other small animals, pet supplies, and bait and tackle

TRANSUE’S CUSTOM FRAMING

321 Butler Road, Kittanning

724-543-6964

Certified picture frame shop belonging to the Professional Picture Frame Association

Thrift & Consignment

HAVIN’S SECOND CHANCE SHOP

107 North Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-3663

Thrift shop stocked year-round with household items, clothing, and furniture

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

116 North Plaza, Apollo 724-478-1113

121 Market St, Kittanning 724-548-8845

Thrift store selling household goods and decor, books, furniture, clothing, and more

THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE & DONATION CENTER

1912 River Rd, North Apollo 724-478-3776

Thrift store selling discounted namebrand clothing and a wide variety of household items

TLC SHOP

173 E Brady Rd, Kittanning 724-543-1643

Largest consignment shop in the county featuring furniture, collectibles, apparel, and more

Woodworking

FAIR'S WOODSHOP

551 Cadogan Slatelick Rd, Kittanning 724-763-3002

Woodshop selling one-of-a-kind handcrafted wooden gifts and custom furniture pieces

FOX HOLLOW WOOD CO.

139 Fox Hollow Rd, Kittanning 724-859-4650

Custom woodworking shop with traditional and CNC capabilities

OLD FARM AMISH FURNITURE

245 Town Rd, Dayton 814-257-8911

The area’s largest selection of Amish rustic log furniture and outdoor furniture

THE WOODEN WHALE WORKSHOP

904 Freeport Road, Freeport 724-902-9688

woodenwhaleworkshop.com

Family-owned company offering custom wood furniture pieces

Smicksburg Specialty Shops

The Smicksburg Advertising Co-Operative represents a variety of specialty shops just over the county line in Smicksburg, including furniture shops, pottery studios, gift shops, and more. Call 814-257-8696 or visit smicksburg.net for a list of participating businesses and hours, annual events, and additional information about this quaint community.

EXPERIENCE ARMSTRONG, INC. RETAIL SHOP

STOP IN TO BROWSE ITEMS FROM LOCAL ARTISANS AND SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES! THE NEW RETAIL SHOP AT OUR WELCOME CENTER IN KITTANNING FEATURES LOCALLY-MADE WARES AND ARMSTRONG COUNTYRELATED GIFT ITEMS, FROM ALL-NATURAL BODY PRODUCTS AND HOME GOODS TO ART PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED STATIONERY.

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Chambers Jewelers Nellie's Boutique One Idea Books & Gifts The Rustique Log Cabin & Black Dog Wine Company

Armstrong County Courthouse

450 Market St, Kittanning 724-543-2500

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Adagio Health WIC of Armstrong County 201 Market St, Kittanning 866-942-2778

Armstrong County Assistance Office

1280 N Water St, Kittanning 724-543-1651

Armstrong County CareerTRACK

11931 State Rt 85, Ste E, Kittanning 724-919-8544

Armstrong County Community Action Agency 705 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-548-3408

Armstrong County Community Foundation

220 S Jefferson St, Ste B, Kittanning 724-548-5897

Armstrong Habitat for Humanity

106 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-545-4905

Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program

120 S Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-548-3451

Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. 354 Vine St, Kittanning 721-545-1614

Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County 300 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-2941

Fostering Music 795 State Rt 210, Shelocta 724-859-6742

HAVIN: Helping All Victims In Need 325 Arch St, Kittanning 724-543-1180

Community Resources

Housing Authority of Armstrong County

350 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-548-7671

Kennedy’s Kids 481 East High St, Kittanning 724-859-4238

Kittanning Empowerment Center 113 Market St, Kittanning 724-543-2063

Knights of Columbus Kittanning Council 1011 P.O. Box 625, Kittanning

Leechburg Rotary PO Box 163, Leechburg 724-991-6923

Liberty Acres Equine Rescue and Sanctuary 197 State Rt 1026, Dayton 412-944-3080

Living Water Church 629 Woodward Ave,Kittanning 412-716-9423

Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center 1413 PA-268, Cowansville 724-545-9016

Orphans of the Storm 11878 Route 85 East, Kittanning 724-548-4520

PA CareerLink of Armstrong County 11931 State Rt 85, Ste E, Kittanning 724-548-5693

Persad Center Pittsburgh 5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh 412-441-9786

Progressive Workshop

301 Oak Ave, Kittanning 724-548-5664

Reagan's Journey 405 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-826-0778

Recovery Capital 281 N McKean St, Kittanning 724-548-8334

Rory Ridge Rescue 178 Anderson Rd, Templeton 724-859-1972

Rotary Club of Kittanning PO Box 569, Kittanning

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania 407A West Jefferson St, Butler 724-285-4883

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce 1525 Freeport Rd, Natrona Heights 724-224-3400

Apollo Events Committee PO Box 118, Apollo

ACIDC

187 Northpointe Blvd, Ste 110, Freeport 724-548-1500

Downtown Kittanning, Inc. PO Box 401, Kittanning 724-200-7082

Ford City Area Business & Professional Association P.O. Box 145, Ford City 724-763-7112

Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership P.O. Box 124, Ford City 724-763-3974

Freeport Renaissance Association P.O. Box 262, Freeport

Leechburg Area Community Association

156 Beale Ave, Leechburg 724-448-4188

Celebrating 55 years 1967-2022

Public Skating

Ice Hockey

Swimming Pool Banquet Room

BelmontComplex.net 415 Butler Road Kittanning, PA 16201

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Leechburg Area Community Development Corporation

152 Market St, Leechburg 724-471-8485

Penn United Technologies, Inc.

799 N. Pike Rd, Cabot 724-352-1507

EDUCATION

Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District, Foxburg 724-659-5820

Apollo-Ridge School District Spring Church 724-478-6000

Armstrong Center for Community Learning 104 Armstrong St, Ste A, Ford City 724-543-2599

Armstrong School District Kittanning 724-548-7200

BC3 @ Armstrong

104 Armstrong St, Ford City 724-902-7452

Divine Redeemer Catholic School

726 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-3761

Freeport Area School District Sarver 724-295-5141

Grace Christian School

215 Arthur St, Kittanning 724-543-4019

Community Resources

IUP at Northpointe

167 Northpointe Blvd, Freeport 724-294-3300

Karns City Area School District Karns City 724-756-2030

Kiski Area School District Vandergrift 724-845-2022

Kittanning Beauty Academy 120 Market St, Ste A, Kittanning 724-548-2031

Leechburg Area School District Leechburg 724-845-7701

Lenape Technical School Ford City 724-763-7116

Lenape Technical School Adult Education

2215 Chaplin Ave, Ford City 724-763-5915

Redbank Valley School District New Bethlehem 814-275-2426

FINANCIAL

Armstrong Associates Federal Credit Union 414 Ford St, Ford City, 724-763-1172

92 Glade Dr, Kittanning, 724-543-2848

Armstrong County Building and Loan Association 935 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-7137

FITNESS & DANCE

Accelerate Cycle Studio 87 2nd St, Leechburg 724-681-3059

Armstrong Indoor Athletics 138 S Grant Ave, Kittanning, PA 724-793-7529

Belly Dance By Malissa 114 Market St, Leechburg 724-510-6420

Body Balance ABC 420 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-9153

Body Revolution 210 High St, Freeport 724-295-2831

Center Stage Dance Studio 1318 5th Ave, Ford City 724-763-2623

Emerald City Gymnastics 1200 Orr Ave, Kittanning, PA 724-543-4300

IPG Fitness 168 Market St, Leechburg 724-845-7488

Lisa Marie’s School of Dance 520 High St, Freeport 724-295-3698

Miss Frances Dance Club 938 6th Ave, Ford City 412-780-3697

Richard G. Snyder YMCA 1150 N Water St, Kittanning 724-545-9622

The Dance CLiK 401 1st St, Apollo 724-882-0776

Twist & Shout Academy 938 6th Ave, Ford City, PA 724-664-2204

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Blue Moon Massage 443 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-525-8779

Boyer Chiropractic & Wellness Center 215 S Lytle St, Elderton 724-354-2617

Diane's Health Shoppe 1981 Winfield Rd, Worthington 724-548-7315

Elevate Health Chiropractic 330 Main St, Ford City 724-763-1238

Foundation Chiropractic PLLC 253 Arch St, Kittanning 724-548-8158

Health House 247 Market St, Kittanning 724-543-3713 www.central.coop

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Hiland Pharmacy

231 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2504

Klingensmith’s Drugstore

313 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-1201

117 3rd St, Leechburg 724-845-7501

200 Market St, Kittanning 724-543-3400

4075 Third St, NuMine 724-783-7341

316 First Ave, Ste 100, West Kittanning 724-548-5500

330 Main St, Ford City 724-763-1238

Masci Chiropractic 327 Arthur St, Kittanning 724-548-8444

Massage by Nicci

327 Arthur St, Kittanning 724-859-0266

Community Resources

Mills Chiropractic Center 115 South Belmont Dr, Kittanning 724-548-7999

Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio 418 3rd Ave Ste 5, Ford City 724-664-9867

Olsen Chiropractic 159 Butler Rd, Ste 2A, Kittanning 724-548-1040

Patriot Wellness Center 996 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-4400

Tranquil Vitality Massage & Wellness 929 4th Ave, Ford City 724-400-5956

INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE

Allegheny Real Estate 104 S Water St, Kittanning 724-548-5464

Andrew Laddusaw, State Farm 121 N McKean St, Kittanning 724-543-3276

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty - Kittanning 107 Arch St, Kittanning 724-548-4157

Denardo Realty, Inc. 128 Main St, Ford City 724-763-1456

NextHome Dynamic 235 Fifth St, Freeport 724-295-5500

Mike & Melissa Barker Team

RE/MAX Select Realty 204 Butler Rd, Ste 1 Kittanning 724-793-7943

Rupp Real Estate 714 Broad St, New Bethlehem 814-457-5000

Trek Development 240 N McKean St, Kittanning 724-604-6050

LIBRARIES

Apollo Memorial Library 219 N Pennsylvania Ave, Apollo 724-478-4214

Ford City Public Library 1136 4th St, Ford City 724-763-3591

Freeport Area Library 428 Market St, Freeport 724-295-3616

Kittanning Public Library 280 N Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-1383

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Leechburg Public Library

139 Market St, Leechburg 724-236-0080

Worthington-West Franklin Community Library

214 E Main St, Worthington 724-297-3762

MEDICAL FACILITIES

ACMH Hospital

1 Nolte Dr, Kittanning 724-543-8500

FasterCare Urgent Care

21 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning 724-543-3278

PHOTOGRAPHY

84 Photography

Kittanning 724-954-0071

Donna Weckerly Photography

Kittanning 724-664-3976

Emma Craven Photography

Kittanning 724-859-5231

Forever Whimsy Photography

Worthington 724-467-9143

Larry Johns Photography by Kelly Grabiec Ford City 724-763-8302

Mara's Photography

Kittanning 724-224-4311

Community Resources

Nikkala Anne Photography Kittanning 724-388-8949

Storytellers Photography Ford City 724-859-3365

Victoria Douglass Photography Kittanning 724-664-8098

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Find a full list of places of worship at armstrongcounty.com under community resources.

PRINTING, EMBROIDERY & SIGNAGE

BS Outfitters

259 S Jefferson Way, Kittanning 724-793-7984

Genesis Screens

3279 State Rt 28, Distant 814-257-9868

Gross Embroidery and Sign Shop

409 Ford St, Ford City 724-763-2461

Minuteman Press 541 Hyde Park Rd, Ste B, Leechburg 724-236-0261

Keep Me In Stitches 116 N McKean St, Kittanning 724-548-1445

Sign Gypsies North Country Armstrong County 724-300-3223

Slate Lick Printing Inc. 940 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-2053

TLC Creations Embroidery And Screened Prints Worthington 724-297-5568

SECURITY, COMMUNICATION & UTILITIES

2 Krew Security & Surveillance 177 S Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-0274

Central Electric Cooperative 716 Rt 368, Parker 800-521-0570

Lightner Communications 2513 6th Ave, Altoona 814-943-6112

T-Mobile

6 Hilltop Plaza, Kittanning 412-560-9756

SALONS, SPAS & BARBERS

Acre's Hair Creations and Craft Shoppe 141 Foreman Rd, Freeport 724-295-1117

All the Moor Salon & Spa 985 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-540-5080

AlterInk 124 Market St, Kittanning 724-525-0314

Authentic Attitude 1027 4th Ave, Ford City 724-859-6551

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800-523-3240 www.bradigans.com

Baer Beauty Salon

910 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1731

Bennett's Ladies N' Gents

Barber Shop

1027 4th Ave, Ford City 724-954-7186

Blades Creative Hair Designers 245 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-545-1126

Color Me Crazy Salon 426 3rd Ave, Ford City 724-859-3373

Confidence Beauty Lab 937 4th Ave, Ford City 878-252-1744

Faith Through Fingers 514 Southern Ave, Kittanning 724-719-5051

Family Cuts by Kris 706 W. Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-6013

Community Resources

Hair Expressions 191 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-545-1941

Hair N’ At Salon 123 North Plaza, Apollo 724-596-4219

Hair Tricks and Country Gifts

223 Butler St, Kittanning 724-545-8290

Head to Toe Salon & Spa 147 Main St, Ford City 724-545-7871

Kaka's Cuts & Colors 114 Northern Ave, Kittanning 724-954-0876

Mike Donato's Barber Shop 107 N McKean St, Kittanning 814-365-5154

Moxie Beauty & Art Studio 186 Blaney Rd, Kittanning 724-602-2551

Nails by TYH 162 N Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-545-6008

Polished by Hands & Tans 235 Butler Rd, Kittanning 724-545-6245

Rae of Color Salon 937 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-3886

Rai’s Spa 205 5th St, Freeport 724- 540-5413

Safari Sunsation Beauty & Tanning Salon 547 Neale Ave, Ford City 724-763-3107

Studio 56 Hair Salon 1209 State Route 56E, Apollo 724-396-2525

The Beauty Connection 100 Parkview Dr Ste 1, Kittanning 724-543-6040

The Little Hair Shop 227 5th St, Freeport 724-295-4150

The Little Spa 208 Arch St, Kittanning 724-954-3151

The Purple Pinkie Nail Salon 101 Dudas Ln, Lower Level, Kittanning 724-763-7767

The Scissor Shoppe 184 East Main St, Worthington 724-297-3226

Total Beauty Bar 227 Main St, Ford City 724-902-7820

Two Alike Salon 13633 State Rt 422 Ste H, Kittanning 724-919-8283

Veri's Barber Shop 214 E. Main St, Worthington 724-954-8772

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Bradigan's 114 S Water St, Kittanning 724-548-7654

Byers Taxi Service 510 Hancock Avenue, Vandergrift 724-567-5664

Freeport Travel, LLC 561 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-2233

Good Tire Service 401 S Water St, Kittanning 724-543-2010

Lonny’s Exotic Vacation Getaways 102 N Water St, Kittanning 724-793-7163

McVille Airport 444 Ford City Rd, Freeport 412-418-3703

Pittsburgh North Aire Ride 11670 PA-85, Kittanning 724-548-8536

Town & Country Transit 220 N Grant Ave, Kittanning 724-548-8696

Travel with Beth Rae 211 Fifth St, Freeport 724-353-3744

EMS

Ambulance Service Hose Co #6, Station 130 108 Mulberry St, Kittanning 724-548-7815

Citizens Ambulance, Station 81 110 Windy Ridge Ln 1, Shelocta 724-354-2472

Ford City Ambulance, Station 90 412 10th St, Ford City 724-763-4176

Freeport EMS, Station 70 400 Market St, Freeport 724-295-2980

Kittanning Ambulance, Station 130, #2 177 Linton Ave, Worthington 724-548-7815

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Lower Kiski EMS, Station 116

80 Kiski Ave, Leechburg 724-845-8504

Oklahoma-Vandergrift-C&S Ambulance, Station 106

171 Thorn St, Apollo 724-568-3864

Sugarcreek Ambulance Service, Station 230

2030 PA 268, East Brady 724-526-5227

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Apollo Vol Fire Dept #2, Station 20

728 North 11th St, Apollo 724-478-4831

Apollo Vol Fire Dept #3, Station 40

202 Terrace Ave, Apollo 724-478-3001

Bethel Township Vol Fire Dept, Station 270

133 Bethel Church Rd, Vandergrift 724-763-7319

Burrell Township Vol Fire Dept, Station 290

229 359 RT, Ford City 724-845-7855

Dayton District Vol Fire Dept, Station 30 South Poplar St, Dayton 814-257-8874

Distant Area Vol Fire Dept, Station 300

2239 Madison Rd, Distant 814-275-2101

East Franklin Township Fire Dept, Station 60

165 East Brady Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2707

Elderton District Vol Fire Dept, Station 50

Williams St, Elderton 724-354-2661

Community Resources

Freeport Vol Fire Dept, Station 70

400 Market St, Freeport 724-295-2300

Ford City Fire Co, Station 90

1000 4th Ave, Ford City 724-763-1828

Ford Cliff Vol Fire Co, Station 80 609 Neale Ave, Ford Cliff 724-763-1591

Gilpin Township Vol Fire Dept, Station 100

113 Firehall Rd, Leechburg 724-845-7200

Kiski Township Fire Dept, Station 140

1263 Old State Rd, Spring Church 724-478-4210

Kittanning Hose Co #1, Station 110 South Jefferson St, Kittanning 724-543-1650

Kittanning Hose Co #4, Station 120 Orr Ave, Kittanning 724-548-2001

Kittanning Hose Co #6, Station 130 1360 Orr Ave, Kittanning 724-543-2114

Kittanning Township Fire Dept, Station 310

13126 State Route 422, Kittanning 724-548-7290

Leechburg Vol Fire Co, Station 150 268 Canal St, Leechburg 724-842-3141

Manor Township Fire Dept, Station 160 Mc Grann 724-763-1981

North Apollo Fire Dept, Station 170 1609 16th St, North Apollo 724-478-4260

Parker City Vol Fire Dept, Station 180 204 South Wayne Ave, Parker 724-399-2222

Parks Township Vol Fire Dept 1, Station 200 Dalmation Dr, Vandergrift 724-568-1903

Pine Township Vol Fire Co, Station 190 Templeton 724-868-2541

Rayburn Township Vol Fire Co, Station 260 102 Water Tower Rd, Kittanning 724-543-2409

Rural Valley Fire Dept, Station 210 Main St, Rural Valley 724-783-7333

South Buffalo Township Fire Co, Station 220 695 Freeport Rd, Freeport 724-295-2928

Sugarcreek Township Vol Fire Dept, Station 230 110 Rodgers Rd, East Brady 724-526-5433

Washington Township Vol Fire Dept, Station 280 1124 Reesedale Rd, Adrian 724-545-1833

West Kittanning Fire Dept, Station 240 401 Arthur St, Kittanning 724-543-1313

Worthington West Franklin Vol Fire Dept, Station 250

Worthington 724-297-3473

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