One of two parks in Emlenton, Mineral Springs Park is located along Ritchey Run and has the oldest oil well in the world still producing crude oil today. Crawford #3 was drilled in 1867, and is located within the park. You can own a 8oz. bottle of this crude by visiting The Pumping Jack Museum in Emlenton. This park also has picnic groves, fishing and trail access along creek.
The park entrance can be found on College Street, with the park located below the Community Basketball and Tennis Courts. It is Great place for a summer picnic or a family gathering.
At the top of the hill, along Prospect Street you'll find the borough park. It includes the Little League ball field, a basketball court and tennis courts.
Emlenton sits under the shadow of the I80 bridge. This is the tallest bridge (287 ft.) east of the Mississippi River on the I80 corridor. It is between the two Emlenton exits' 42 and 45. Looking up or down, the bridge is quite the view.
The Allegheny River as well as the many local creeks and streams are located right in our backyard. They offer endless possibilities for fun. You can fish for trout, bass, walleye and other native species or enjoy other water activites like canoeing or kayaking. A public access to the Allegheny River can be found under the Main Street bridge.
Located just 5 miles north of Emlenton, Kahle Lake also offers great fishing all year long. Come out during the summer and fish from your electric powered or motorless boat, or fish right from shore. Kahle lake offers largemouth bass, walleye, perch, muskie and more! And don't let snow and ice stop you - kahle lake is also a popular ice-fishing lake. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and boat commission website.
The Allegheny River Trail Emlenton Trailhead can be found in the western end of town, just past the post office. The trail offers a scenic ride along the beautiful Allegheny River with numerous places to stop and enjoy the view at a picnic table or bench. 6 miles north of Emlenton you'll find the first of two railroad tunnels, the Rockland Station Tunnel. A short hike from the bike trail is a beautiful waterfall and one of the areas historic iron furnaces. Visit atva-trails.org for more information on the Allegheny River Trail.
Join us the second weekend in July for our annual Summer Festival. With a variety of vendors, foods and contests, including a raft race, there is sure to be fun for everyone! Visit our schedule page for full details.
This holiday season, support businesses, artisans and crafters in our communities by shopping local for your Christmas gifts and decor. Come out to the Crawford Center on Small Business Saturday for a variety of handcrafted items. We have a wide range of gifts and decor, and everything is handmade! Visit chickencoopstudio306.org/html/events.html for more information.