North Armstrong County


Named “La Belle Riviere” by French Explorers, the 325-mile Allegheny River is a spectacular waterway that cuts through Armstrong County. What was once used for transportation between Western Pennsylvania and New York is now a scenic waterway enjoyed by recreational boaters, paddlers, and fishermen. The Allegheny River is a scenic and popular waterway for both recreational boaters and seasoned sportsmen. Along the Allegheny, you’ll find great fishing opportunities. There are 47 different varieties of fish, including smallmouth bass, walleye, musky, and catfish! Whether fishing from a secluded bank or from the bows of their boats, anglers are sure to find plenty of exciting fishing action on the Allegheny. It’s also used for water skiing, swimming, and tubing — launch from any of our public launches or become a member of one of the private marinas to get in on all the action.

The 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.



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.


Visit the oldest golf course in the USA. Check out the log clubhouse at Foxburg Country Club that commands an imposing view of the valley below. Smell the aroma of fine European style chocolatier and barista at Divani Chocolate Boutique made in the Allegheny-Clarion River valley. Espresso coffees, teas, smoothies, and ice cream awaits your taste buds. Don’t pass up the opportunity for a delicious dinner at the Allegheny Grille, situated along the beautiful Allegheny River. You can also test some wine at the award winning Foxburg Wine Cellars. The Foxburg Inn Hotel offers luxurious rooms with breathtaking river views, Jacuzzi tubs, private fireplaces, gracious amenities, and charming surroundings.