Parks, Recreation & Outdoor Fun

Looking for ideas for your next outdoor adventure?  Check out these unique attractions for fun during different seasons.

Indiana County is the proud home of Yellow Creek State Park.  The park provides year-round outdoor adventures for everyone.  Visitors can enjoy 21-miles of single track mountain biking trails, swim and picnic at the beach, camp in yurts and cabins, boat, fish, hunt, cross-country ski, ice skate as well as go orienteering, wild-life watching and snowmobiling.

Indiana County’s parks and trails system is one of the best in Pennsylvania with over 64 miles of rails to trails. The county boasts 792 acres of lakes; 5,452 acres of parks; and 12 miles of single track mountain bike trails.  Couple this amount of acreage with the varied skill level of terrain and you have a dynamite combination! Many of the biking and hiking trails run along historic paths with interesting lessons to be learned.  In 2020, the Ghost Town Trail was awarded the distinction of being named “PA’S TRAIL OF THE YEAR” by DCNR!

Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters

Historic charm, an expanding regional trail system and scenic river voyages make Saltsburg, PA the ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport of kayaking. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters is conveniently located to provide all that you…

Friends of the Parks

An extensive series of nature programs is offered by Friends of the Parks. Friends of the Parks is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality environmental education programs in the Indiana County Parks system and at Yellow Creek State…

Cherrywood Par 3 Golf Course

Our 9-hole parkland course is an Executive Par 3 with over 1,230 yards of golf. No matter your skill level, you'll enjoy our links! We also offer other types of golf, including disc golf, fling golf and foot golf, making…

The River’s Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC

The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC is a canoe/kayak sales and rental store with a full service bait and tackle shop. It is located along the Kiski River just outside of Leechburg, PA. Trips are available from a variety…

White Township Recreation Complex/S&T Bank Arena

This recreational facility, located along East Pike Road in Indiana, PA, consists of a 50-acre complex. It includes four full-size baseball fields, including a 500-seat grandstand on one ball field, two soccer fields, a playground, walking trails, tennis courts, concession…

Waterworks Conservation Area

This 10-acre site, located adjacent to Two Lick Creek, is approximately 3 miles south of Indiana, PA. The site is being developed to combine recreational opportunities with an environmental remediation project. The conservation area will include a pavilion with an…

Old Smicksburg Park

Old Smicksburg Park is a 33-acre park located in Smicksburg Borough, in northwestern Indiana County. Since its establishment in 1827, Smicksburg has undergone significant changes. The park provides an opportunity to preserve the history of Smicksburg, interpret life of an…

Friends of Yellow Creek

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

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

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

Double Diamond Deer Ranch

Double Diamond Deer Ranch, located near Cook Forest State Park, open May thru October, offers a wonderful place to learn about whitetail deer. The ranch is home to brown, albino, piebald and white whitetail deer. All of the deer have…

Yellow Creek Rental and Supply, LLC

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

The Lannding Campground, ATV/OHV Trails, Event Center

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

Altoona Curve

The Altoona Curve are a minor league baseball team located in Altoona, PA that specializes in a unique brand of family-friendly fun and entertainment at each of the their 71 home games. On the field, the Curve has been the…

Indiana County Summer Showcase Tournament

ICSST is a regional girl's softball tournament.

Homer City Area Athletic Booster Club

Our mission is to prevent juvenile delinquency. Since 1958, The Homer City Area Athletic Booster Club has been the primary recreational arm of the Homer-Center School district providing a variety of recreational opportunities for the area youth 12 months a…

Indiana Women’s Flag Football League

Indiana Women's Flag Football League is a 501c4 non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable quality opportunities for adult women and young girls to play the sport of flag football in the Indiana, Pennsylvania area.

Indiana County YMCA

The Indiana County YMCA is a social, recreational membership facility that provides programs in swimming, fitness, and Youth & Adult sports, Day Camp and more. Facilities include 2 court gymnasium, 6 lane 25 yard swimming pool, locker and weight room…

Blue Spruce Park

Indiana County established this park in 1966. The dam, known as Cummins Dam, was constructed in 1908 and enlarged in 1912. The park acreage totals 650 acres and features two playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe court, areas for games and…

Hemlock Lake

The 205 acre park, located in northeastern Indiana County in Banks Township, features a 60 acre lake with two boat launches and ares for picnicking, hunting, hiking, fishing and ice fishing. Two pavilions, at the park, are available on a…

Pine Ridge Park

At 635 acres, Pine Ridge Park provides a variety of recreation options. Much of the park remains in a natural state with large stands of mature hardwoods. Tom's Run, a scenic mountain stream, intersects the park. Several miles of hiking…

Meadow Lane Golf Course

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

Chestnut Ridge Golf Course / Tom’s Run Golf Course

Enjoy golfing at Tom's Run Golf Course, voted the 6th best public golf course in Pennsylvania, or at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course, a 4-star rated course. The golf courses feature tee times, golf instruction, snack bar, restaurant, driving range and…

Regional Trail Guide

Download a Copy Today! Get your PDF copy now. (Please allow a few moments for the Regional Trail Guide to download)     ...Or, Request a Printed Copy Send us a message. Be sure to include your request to receive a…

Blairsville Riverfront Trail

Blairsville Riverfront Trail - The 1.7 mile long trail follows the loop of the Conemaugh River around Blairsville. The trail is located within the flood control area of Conemaugh Dam and is subject to periodic flooding. Conemaugh Dam is located…

Scary Harry’s Haunted Trails

A haunted walk through the woods that provides adventure and excitement for adults and children (must be 48 inches tall) looking for more than the average scare.  Fan-voted #5  of the "MUST SEE HAUNTS IN PA" 2019!!

Blacklick Valley Natural Area

Access Point: This area is located 15 miles south of Indiana and 9 miles north of Johnstown, PA. The Parker Tract is located along McFeaters Road, off Route 22, east of Armagh. A small parking area is locatred at the…

Yellow Creek State Park Trails

Yellow Creek State Park is home to 3 hiking trails: Damsite Loop Trail - This is a 2.5 mile trail that offers a view of the Yellow Creek dam. To get to this trail, follow PA 259 south from the…

West Penn Trail

Access points: Saltsburg, Conemaugh Dam - The West Penn Trail is a 17 mile rail-trail between Saltsburg and the Westinghouse trailhead near Blairsville. The trail generally follows the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and Portage Railroad that operated from 1830 to…

Indiana County Parks and Trails

Visit one of the 3 regional parks, three historic sites, two natural areas and two trails. Open year round. Indiana County Parks & Trails is a natural resource-based park system located in west central Pennsylvania. We operate 2,600 acres of…

Yellow Creek State Park

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

Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

This site features an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland. A restroom, small picnic pavilion, parking area, falls overlook viewing area, and a hiking trail are available at the falls. The picnic pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served…

Hoodlebug Trail

Access points: Hoss's in Indiana; Old Route 119 parking area between Indiana and Homer City; Floodway Park in Homer City; Red Barn Access in Homer City ---- The Hoodlebug Trail is a ten-mile recreation and commuter trail located in the…

Ghost Town Trail

Voted: PA's TRAIL OF THE YEAR 2020 by DCNR! Black Lick to Ebensburg & Rexis Branch Distance:  36 miles Surface:  Hard-packed limestone dust The Ghost Town Trail is located in the heart of west-central Pennsylvania.  The trail roughly parallels Route…