Outdoor Recreation


Coal Tubin'

Whitewater rafting on rivers ranging from Class I-IV whitewater. Tubin' on the Stoneycreek River - great for groups!
303 Central Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15902 • (814) 254-4393 • www.coaltubin.com

Ghost Town Trail

Extends 32 miles on an abandoned Conrail line from Blacklick in Indiana County, to Ebensburg in Cambria County. Popular destination for rail-trail enthusiasts. Hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. Open year round, the packed limestone paving provides an ideal surface for non-motorized activities. ADA accessible. 
(814) 472-2110 • www.cambriaconservationrecreation.com

The Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail

Named for a local conservationist, the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail is a delightful, 3.1-mile (5k) urban trail on the east end of the City of Johnstown. Following the Stonycreek River, the trail begins in Riverside on Michigan Ave. and ends in Hornerstown on Messenger St., near Sandyvale Memorial Gardens & Conservancy. This trail offers beautiful views of the river, abundant bird-life and wildflowers, picturesque Buttermilk Falls and serenity within an urban setting.

Trail Heads: Riverside -301 Michigan Avenue        Bridge Street 119 Bridge Street        Messenger Street 68 Messenger Street

Quemahoning Family Recreation Area 

Serving as the only public access to the breath-taking 900 acre Quemahoning Reservoir, the Que Family Rec Area is not only a boat launch but also a full-service campground and recreational area. Boat Launch open 24hrs a day.  Day use area 10 AM – 8:30 PM.

Quemahoning Dam Rd, Hollsopple, PA 15935  P: 814.233.9512 E: info@quefamilyrec.com

Sandyvale Dog Park

Sandyvale's large open expanse of lawns has historically been used as a pet recreational facility. In response to a growing community need in 2011, Sandyvale opened its gates to the area's first official dog park. Training seminars, agility sessions, dog walks, "Yappy Hour", and other related events are offered during the summer months.
Sandyvale Memorial Gardens & Conservancy • 80 Hickory Street, Johnstown, PA 15902 • www.sandyvalememorialgardens.org

Stackhouse Park

277-acre nature area with 8.5 miles of maintained hiking trails. Two covered pavilions and numerous picnic tables throughout the park. Activities include hiking, cross-country skiing, sled riding, and bird watching. Pets allowed. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Free admission; membership encouraged.
998 Luzerne Street, Johnstown, PA 15905 • (814) 536-1674

Stonycreek Whitewater Park- (AKA Greenhouse Park)

300-yard water park within the banks of the Stonycreek River adjacent to the 11-acre Greenhouse Park picnic area in Tire Hill, minutes from downtown Johnstown along Route 403. Family-oriented park with swimming and kayaking. Open April through October. No fees, but safety regulations are posted.
Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative, PO Box 218, Johnstown, PA 15907 • (814) 444-2320 • (814) 288-1400 (pavilion rentals) • www.thestonycreek.com

Westmont Borough Recreation

The Mound - Surrounded by Edgehill Drive, Erie Street, Bucknell Avenue and Greene Street. Tennis courts, ballfield, playground
Engh Field - Goucher Street or Minno Drive. Ballfield.
Stutzman Playground - Menoher Boulevard, Shelburne Place. Playground, basketball courts
(814) 255-3865  http://westmontborough.com/general-information/recreation/

Southmont Borough Recreation

Diamond Playground


Conemaugh Gap Scenic Overlook

The deepest gorge (1,350 feet) east of the Mississippi River. The Conemaugh Gap extends for seven miles and was cut by the Conemaugh River channeling through the Laurel Ridge Mountain. An overlook is accessible from Route 56 just west of downtown Johnstown.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Enjoying a variety of activities within the park including bird watching, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs, and nature walks. History buffs can trace the path of the Allegheny Portage Railroad on 12 miles of trails.
(814) 886-6150 • www.nps.gov/alpo


Prince Gallitizin State Park

7,335 acres of scenic rolling hills and outdoor activities in northern Cambria County. Non-motorized, multi-use trails. Swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, biking, wildlife viewing and birding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, iceboating, picnicking, 18-hole disc golf course, orienteering course, and environmental education programs. Hiking trails, organized group tenting, pavilion rentals, public game lands, campsites, and camping cottages surround a 1,635 acre Glendale Lake. Rent modern cabins year round. Pets permitted in designated areas. Park volunteer group: Friends of Prince Gallitzin.
966 Marina Road, Patton, PA 16668 • (814) 674-1000 • www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/princegallitzin.index.htm

Blue Knob State Park

Year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland, 25 miles from Johnstown. Swimming pool, picnic areas, hiking trails, mountain biking, trout fishing, equestrian trails, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, nearby downhill skiing, environmental education programs, wildlife viewing, and scenic views. Cabins and house rental. Sunrise to sunset.
(814) 276-3576 • www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blueknob/index.htm

Laurel Ridge State Park

13,625 acres. The 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail snakes around the beautiful Laurel Ridge and offers spectacular scenery. Overnight shelters, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, hunting, and picnicking. Accessible from Route 56 west of Johnstown, and Route 271 south of Johnstown. 
(724) 455-3744 (seasonal office) • www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/laurelridge/index.htm

Gallitzin State Forest

Approximately 23,000 acres. All State Forest lands are open to hunting, fishing, and general recreation. 
(814) 472-1862 • www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/gallitzin/index.htm