Do Johnstown Things to do in and around Johnstown, PA.

Category Archive: Nature & Outdoors

  1. Powdermill Nature Reserve

    Established in 1956, the Powdermill Nature Reserve is the environmental research center of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Accessible to families, students, and scientists alike, the reserve features a visitor center constructed of sustainable materials that showcases a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits – including several hands-on exhibits for kids. The “marsh machine” is […]

  2. Wolf’s Rocks Trail

    Wolf’s Rocks Trail is one of several trails available at Laurel Summit State Park, a six-acre park that is 2,739 feet above sea level, nestled in the much larger Forbes State Forest. The 4.3-mile trail loop takes hikers to Wolf’s Rocks, a spectacular outcropping of sandstone boulders.

  3. Yellow Creek State Park

    This 2,981-acre park is one of the largest in the region, providing recreational opportunities of all kinds. It’s located in Indiana County, along the historic Kittanning Path used by Native Americans and early settlers. Named for the distinctive yellow clay found on the banks and bottoms of Little Yellow and Yellow Creeks, the man-made Yellow Creek […]

  4. Greenhouse Park

    Greenhouse Park is a jewel of the area, providing wonderful access to the Stonycreek River for fishing and boating. The park features Pennsylvania’s first set of constructed whitewater rapids. At the 11-acre park, you can learn basic techniques to master maneuvers for whitewater rapids in class II novice water. Tubing and fishing are also popular […]

  5. Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire

    The annual Pick-a-Dilly Herb Faire is coming up from 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown, just at the end of the historic Ghost Town Trail. A variety of local nurseries will offer a beautiful selection of perennials, flowering plants, and herbs, providing good gardening advice as […]

  6. Shawnee State Park

    If you enjoy the great outdoors, take a trip to Shawnee State Park, one of Pennsylvania’s many scenic state parks, located in Bedford County. The 3,983-acre state park offers a variety of activities for those seeking adventure, or simply a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy the sun.

  7. Hinckston Run Reservoir and Falls

    Located approximately five miles from downtown Johnstown, the Hinckston Run Reservoir can be found in Middle and East Taylor Townships. The 103-acre reservoir opened up for public use in 2000 and is a serene spot for those looking to stay close to home, but still wanting to get away from city life.

  8. Canoe Creek State Park

    Dedicated in 1979 and located in Blair County, Canoe Creek State Park’s abundance of natural beauty and limestone has attracted Pennsylvanians for years. The 959-acre park’s supply of limestone once served as a toolbox of raw materials for the region’s once-thriving iron and steel industry. The park still has several old quarry operations for the public […]

  9. Beaverdale Reservoir Trail

    Located approximately 20 miles east of Johnstown, the Beaverdale Reservoir Trail will attract any outdoor enthusiast who wishes to explore an adventurous and scenic trail in Cambria County. The spectacular fishing and hiking trail partially runs around the 360-acre Beaverdale Reservoir, where the ideal fishing spot could be only steps away.

  10. Prince Gallitzin State Park

    Prince Gallitzin State Park is centered around Glendale Lake, a man-made body of water with 26 miles of shoreline. At the time of its 1965 dedication, the 6,249-acre park was one of Pennsylvania’s largest, and is still enormously popular. Located in northern Cambria County, the park has something to offer boaters, swimmers, bikers, campers, hunters, horseback […]