Allegheny • Clarion River Valley Region (Blueprint Initiative)


Emlenton, Pennsylvania

Located just minutes from I-80 in beautiful Northwestern Pennsylvania, Emlenton is a destination with limitless recreation and business opportunities.


The Allegheny River is a picturesque location offering water sports activities such as fishing, swimming, canoeing & kayaking. A public boat ramp is located on River Avenue. If you are looking to rent equipment for the day, check out one of the outfitters on our Local Directory.

Running alongside the river is our bike trail, a part of the Allegheny River and Samuel Justus Trail system which runs from Oil City to Emlenton. The trail is paved and flat, making it a suitable trail for all ages. The trailhead is located just past the Post Office at the western edge of town.

Richey Run - Mineral Springs Park

Richey Run – Mineral Springs Park

Bike Trail - Emlenton, PA

Bike Trail – Emlenton, PA

The Allegheny River Trail, utilizing the old railroad line, also serves as a portion of the North Country Trail, a hiking trail running 4600 miles from New York to North Dakota.

On top of the hill you’ll find tennis courts, ball fields, a basketball court and one of our two parks. Hughes Park has playground equipment for kids and a large pavilion for family get-togethers.

Our second park is located on Rt. 38 on the Eastern edge of town. Mineral Springs Park is the Emlenton Municipal Forest. Richey Run flows through the park and provides a picturesque location for picnics or just an afternoon stroll. It is a popular spot for dog-walking, and you’ll often see children playing in the cool water. You might notice a small building to the right of the road in the park. This building houses Crawford #3, the oldest oil well in the world still producing oil today.


Emlenton, PA

Emlenton was first setted in 1810 by John Kerr, who spent his time here overseeing river shipments of stone to build the city of Pittsburgh.  It was later incorporated in 1859 and named for Emlen, the wife of one of its founders, Joseph M. Fox, who was paramount in the development of Foxburg.

In February 2015, Emlenton lost a beloved landmark when the Emlenton Mill burned. The mill was one of the first steam-powered grist mills in the country. Over the years it was renovated and eventually housed a creamery, museum, bunkhouse and small shop.


Join us, during the 2nd weekend in July, for our annual Summer Festival.

Visit the Summer Festival Website.

Click here for Borough Contact Information.

Area Events

October 21 (04:00 pm)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

Details of the event (meal cost, class picture, etc.) will be posted on our web site as well as thro...

October 22 (03:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Join Sandra and Sara to paint these holiday faces/words on wooden blocks to create an adorable multi...

October 24 (06:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Open Studio is back! Time to dust off those unfinished projects, try those Pinterest pins, and give ...

November 3 (10:00 am)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

2 Day Craft Show Nov 3rd 10am - 6pm Nov 4t5 10am - 5pm This is Free to the public. Vendor booth s...

November 4 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Creative Peeps are getting together once a month, on the 1st Saturday, to make art at the Coop. Join...

November 10 (12:00 pm)
The Nest Bakery Cafe

Do your kids want to decorate Christmas cookies but you dread the messy kitchen? Come to The Nest Ba...

November 16 (06:30 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Come and assemble a beautiful harvest centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or a simple mug succul...

November 18 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

A stunning piece of jewelry that you can boast about making all on your own. This is a perfect heart...

November 25 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

This holiday season, support businesses, artisans and crafters in our communities by shopping locall...

November 28 (06:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Open Studio is back! Time to dust off those unfinished projects, try those Pinterest pins, and give ...

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